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Blog Posts and Updates

Successful 2K-DM Delivery to JPL and Continued WFIRST Development

Boston Micromachines successfully delivered the world’s first fully-functioning 2K-DM to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as part of NASA’s Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program! With 2040 actuators

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The OPALS project at NASA’s JPL aims to increase free space communication data rates with the ISS

A Boston Micromachines Kilo-DM is being used in an adaptive optics system for the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) project (see figure below) to improve data transmission rates on board the ISS. As the amount of data gathered by instruments on board the station has increased over the years the ability to trasmit the data has not kept pace. Without advancement in free space communications technology some of the data gathered may have to be tossed out or stored for long periods of time before it can be analyzed.

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The next generation 4Pi microscope is here. And it has adaptive optics.

Recently, work has been going on at Yale W-4PiSMSN Whole Cell 4Pi single marker switching nanoscopy graphical abstractUniversity, the Gurdon Institute at Cambridge University and Purdue University with funding provided by the Wellcome Trust Research Programme to develop a high resolution widefield microscope capable of imaging entire cell structures at once.

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What You Missed this Month in the Adaptive Optics Industry

If you’ve been hiding out in the lab, constantly checking your March Madness bracket, or escaping the cold to find any ounce of warmth (like me!), chances are you may have missed some exciting news

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New Results by Dr. Meng Cui at HHMI Using Segmented 492-DM

Dr. Meng Cui at the Howard Hughes Medical Center has recently pioneered Super Penetration Multi-Photon Microscopy (S-MPM) at the Cui Lab. He has successfully reported on focusing light through static and dynamic strongly scattering media using our segmented 492-DM

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Fast and Precise Laser Pulse Compression with the Linear Array DM

Ultrafast lasers have been extensively used in ground breaking research including two Nobel Prizes. Applications within spectroscopy, photochemistry, laser processing and microscopy are widespread.

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Wavefront Sensorless Adaptive Optics Now a Reality

Up until recently nearly all adaptive optics (AO) systems used wavefront sensors for correction. But with recent advances, off-the-shelf wavefront sensorless AO is becoming a reality.

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SPIE Mirror Tech Days: Highlights and Takeaways

The SPIE Mirror Technology SBIR/STTR Workshop was held in Rochester, NY this year at the end of July……….

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Dr. Meng Cui of HHMI Discusses Deep Tissue Microscopy Technique

Our customers are constantly making exciting scientific discoveries and……..

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Deformable mirrors in space???

Boston Micromachines has been awarded US$ 1.2M in contracts by NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) to support space-based astronomy research.

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