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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Boston Micromachines Delivers Latest Deformable Mirror

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About the Mini-DM

The Mini-DM is an advanced wavefront control device that consists of a mirror membrane supported by an underlying actuator array. Each actuator in the array can be individually deflected by electrostatic actuation to achieve the desired pattern of deformation. Unlike piezoelectric mirrors, electrostatic actuation ensures mirror deformation without hysteresis.

The compact and affordable Mini-DM is ideal for laboratory-scale adaptive optics and low-order wavefront control. The active mirror area is deformed by thirty-two actuators and can reach frame rates up to 1000 Hz with a fully-integrated controller and user-friendly interface. In addition to the deformable mirror, this turn key system comes complete with a USB controller, software and a gimbal mount for easy installation.

Pricing and Availability The Mini-DM is available immediately at a starting price of $7,500. About Boston Micromachines Corporation

Founded in 1999, Boston Micromachines Corporation (BMC) is the leading provider of advanced microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) -- based mirror products for use in commercial adaptive optics systems, applying wavefront correction to produce high resolution images of the human retina and enhance images blurred by the Earth's atmosphere. The company's suite of award-winning compact deformable mirror (DM) products are the most cost-effective, highest performance mirrors in the market today. They are widely used invision science applications such as advanced optic retinal imaging, long range laser communications, and astronomy, including NASA's search for planets in other solar systems. Customers include leading manufacturers of optical imaging and communication systems, governmental agencies and contractors, and vision science research laboratories worldwide, including NASA, UCal Berkeley, Lockheed Martin and Boston University. Located in Watertown, Mass BMC is privately held and also offers custom designed manufacturing services. For more information on BMC, please visit

SOURCE Boston Micromachines Corporation

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