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VISION. The pursuit of knowledge and understanding of the world requires a precise vision of reality.

AMBITION. ALPAO aspires to become the leading player in the design and manufacturing of optical correction components and systems.

MISSION. Our mission is to support our customers in achieving their optical performance and precision goal.

Picture – Vincent Tempelaere (CEO) & Julien Charton (CTO and co-founder)

With more than 13 years of experience, ALPAO aims to revolutionize optics by removing aberrations. The company designs and manufactures a complete range of adaptive optics products for use in research and industry since 2008.

ALPAO understands your needs and provides you with the best components: deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors and software for your application. Our products are tailor-made for various applications such as astronomy, ophthalmology, microscopy, wireless optical communications and laser applications. Their unrivalled performance enable to recover very high-resolution images.

ALPAO has introduced several products over the years, such as deformable mirrors (DM), it s own wavefront sensor for closed loop operations, the DM97-08 dedicated to vision science application a large size DM (DMX) and a modal deformable mirror. ALPAO also delivered the largest European deformable mirror which includes 3.228 actuators.

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Do you want to be part of a meaningful adventure? JOIN US!

ALPAO is a growing company that constantly recruits new collaborators. 

Have a look at our job offers below. If your profile and skills match ALPAO’s needs, you will be contacted as soon as possible for a first exchange.

You may also send us a spontaneous job application at jobs@alpao.fr with your resume and cover letter in attached files.



ALPAO is an international company with customers on four  continents in over 20 countries.


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ALPAO - Who are we

With more than 13 years of experience, ALPAO understands your needs and provide you with the best adaptive optics components.