State of the art DM with large number of actuators, large stroke (no separate tip-tilt mirror) and short settling time

Turbulence introduced by the atmosphere degrades images taken using telescopes. Using adaptive optics recovers much of the information that is lost. As a result, it is possible to increase your number and quality of scientific observations.

ALPAO components and systems provides solutions for the following issues:

  • • low photon flux
  • • high frequency of atmospheric turbulence


Star AO on off 398x200 Solar Adaptive Optics onSolar Adaptive Optics off

Observation by night and by day using a 3.5-meter Apache Point Observatory (APO) telescope located at Kitt Peak National observatory (USA) and a DM97-15 
Credit: Dr. Ren Deqing from California State University Northridge



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