MEMS Deformable Mirrors vs. Liquid Crystal-Based Devices
Before Deformable Mirrors became popular in the Adaptive Optics industry, consumers would generally turn to liquid crystal-based device (LCOS) spatial light modulators to confront their challengesRead more
FAQ: BMC Deformable Mirrors for Laser Applications:Power
About half of our customers use our deformable mirrors for laser applications, such as beam shaping or steering. We get a lot of questions pertaining to laser power and handling for both our deformable mirrors and modulators.Read more
FAQ: BMC Deformable Mirrors: Windows
For those interested in using our deformable mirrors with laser applications, there are a few common questions which are asked in regards to the AR-coated window and if it is/can be removable.Read more
FAQ: BMC Deformable Mirror Reflectivity
One question that tends to be asked quite often is the reflectivity our deformable mirrors can achieve. This depends on a couple of factors such as mirror coating, protective window AR coating and the wavelength of the light.Read more
What Do You REALLY Want in a Deformable Mirror?
This past summer, Boston Micromachines Corporation conducted a survey of nearly 300 members of the business and scientific community to find out what features were valued in a deformable mirror for adaptive opticsRead more
How to select the right deformable mirror for you Part 2: Beam Shaping
In our second installment of this series designed to boil down the questions that need to be answered before selecting the right mirror,Read more
How much freedom does your deformable mirror have?
Although William Wallace shouted this in the movie, “Braveheart,” as he died in the hopes to inspire others to join his fightRead more
How to select the right deformable mirror for you Part 1: Imaging
In this multi-part series, I will be exploring the basic questions that one needs to answer in order to determineRead more