Wavefront sensors

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Description

In the Optics laboratory, we have several wavefront sensors that measure the low order deformations of the wavefront of an optical system. Although they may have a more general purpose, they are usually used as an auxiliary element in adaptive optics systems, for example, to check the effect of deformable mirrors on the optical beam or the quality of the input and output beams to the system.

Related Technical facility
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Optics Laboratory

The Optics Laboratory is specialized in the realization of all type of optical measurements, alignment and integration of instruments, prototype tests and characterization of components and optical systems in general.

View of the interferometer on a optical table in the laboratory. Optoelectronic device with in front of a large prism and a lens with a computer monitor with graphics on the back
Interferometer

Optical quality measurement interferometer

Related Capability
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Design, development and verification of optical systems

The IAC Technology Division has the capacity for developing complete optical elements and systems from the design stages to manufacturing follow-up, integration and final verification.

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