OEM Solutions

From multi photon microscopy to free space laser communication, BMC has provided deformable mirror and modulator components for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) equipment to enhance and improve the effectiveness of instruments that are stationed around the globe.

Our products are used and customized for many optical instruments

Boston Micromachines products can be used in their current form or can be customized. From housings to mirror mounts, cables to electronics, BMC technology is versatile enough to fit almost any instrument.

Contact us to see how our products can be customized for various wavelengths in a package that fits into your enclosure.

Compact and customizable

Whether it is in our standard packaging or a using a custom-designed housing, BMC technology can be adapted to your OEM instrument. We have experience changing almost every aspect of the packaging of our product to fit your needs. Scroll down to find out more.



MINFLUX Optical Nanoscopy

The MINFLUX (minimal photon fluxes) method combines single-molecule detection strategies used in STORM (Stochastical Optical Reconstruction Microscopy), with precise and rapid illumination strategies used in STED (Stimulated Emission Depletion) microscopy, which yields nanometer resolution in 3D. BMC deformable mirrors are used to enable 3D-MINFLUX localization.

3D MINFLUX Nanoscopy A-B

Confocal images of a rod ribbon in a photoreceptor cell (left) and its 2D-MINFLUX image (right).


3D MINFLUX Nanoscopy C

Image derived from 3D-MINFLUX nanoscopy, which reveals more information about the imaged specimen.


Other Applications

Our deformable mirrors are used in various other microscopy applications. Learn more about it in our Microscopy section, or contact us to discuss your own application.

Laser Communication

Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD)

LCRD is a NASA mission that aims to showcase the capabilities of optical communication in space. Launched on December 7, 2021, the LCRD payload is currently in its early stages as NASA engineers are practicing sending test data to and from its ground stations. This technology demonstration utilizes continuous deformable mirrors and will pave the way for future optical communications space missions.


Multiple Confidential Commercial Customers

We are also working closely with commercial entities, providing hardware for laser communication systems to be deployed in the field. We can provide full deformable mirror systems, as well as customized components for specific equipment. Contact us to find out how you can use adaptive optics in your laser communication system.

Easy integration with compact form factor and a simple interface

BMC's compact form factor makes it simple and easy to integrate devices into your beam path. Deformable mirrors are used as enabling components to create sharper images using a multi-photon microscope or maximize the data transmission rate for laser communication systems. The interface is so simple that companies take advantage of either our software and electronics or design their own for complete OEM system integration.

The following are some of the industries that we have impacted with our components. Contact us to find out more.


Currently BMC deformable mirrors are used in single- and multi-photon applications such as Spinning Disk Confocal Imaging, Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) Microscopy and MINFLUX Microscopy

Learn more about how BMC deformable mirrors are used in Microscopy.

Or contact us to discuss your microscopy application so we can connect you with others who have had success integrating our deformable mirror hardware into their systems.

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Laser Communication

BMC products are used to maximize signal strength over long distances for both commercial and military products.

Learn more about how BMC deformable mirrors are used in Laser Communication Applications.

Or contact us to learn more about what is available for high speed and mobile applications.

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Let’s work together to optimize your instrument

We believe it should be easy for you to find the best solution to implement your OEM instrument. We are dedicated to being a partner that will talk about the best solution, even if it’s not ours. Let us worry about choosing the best mirror for your application and talk about how it would best fit so you can focus on getting your product to market. Contact us today.