Welcome to Iris AO, Inc.
Iris AO, Inc. manufactures small scale, microelectromechanical (MEMS) based adaptive optics (AO) systems that offer radical advantages in cost, size, power consumption, durability and flexibility. Iris AO systems make AO practical for a host of new applications, including retinal and biomedical imaging, portable laser communications and horizontal imaging.
Our manufacturing process is designed from the outset to enable large stroke, low cost, small size and scalability to meet the demands of imaging applications. In addition to the deformable mirror technology, Iris AO manufactures calibrated high-voltage high-channel-count drive electronics, AO controllers, and AO development systems. Factory calibration makes Iris AO's systems easy to operate and ready to use out of the box, dramatically reducing development time.
- SPIE Photonics West 2013 Exhibition Feb. 5-7: Iris AO demonstrates its compact DM packaging with its AO Engine adaptive optics control system. Come see Iris AO high performance MEMS deformable mirrors in action in booth #5202 in the North Hall.
- Iris AO begins NASA funded research towards space qualifying its segmented MEMS deformable mirrors. These mirrors will someday be used in space to image planets in distant galaxies.
- Researchers at NASA demonstrate the highest contrast (>109) to date of any MEMS-based coronagraph at the SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2012. The system uses an Iris AO PTT489 deformable mirror to correct the wavefront in this instrument. These result demonstrate the exquisite wavefront correction that segmented DMs are capable of.
- Iris AO presents advances in deformable mirror technology at the Applied Industrial Optics: Spectroscopy, Imaging, & Metrology (AIO) topical meeting in Monterey California, on June 26.