Dynamic Optics is an italian company whose goal is to become a technology leader in adaptive optical components technologies.

Recent advances in imaging and laser processing techniques are more and more requiring optycal system whose characteristics cab be tuned in accordance with the specific configuration in which optics are operating.

Defocus adjustment, aberration correction, light shaping are just some of the many tasks that traditional optics are not able to achieve with desired accuracy and at the speed necessary for many applications.

Dynamics Optics is ready to takle this challenge thanks to its researchers' experience in this field, their motivation and a clear view of where is moving the market for this type of technology.


Adaptive Lens

Dynamic Optics can design and manufacture adaptive lenses with an active diameter up to 50 mm. Up to 18 different piezo-electric actuators deform the outer glass interfaces of an index-matching liquid lens. This technique makes it possible to obtain whatever shape of the lens is needed in order to correct local and asymmetric optical system aberrations.

Adaptive Lens

Bimorph deformable mirrors

Multiple actuators built-into a deformable mirrored glass substrate enable an even more accurate correction of the wavefront aberrations without any chromatic aberration effect. Dynamic Optics can design such type of optical elements with active surfaces up to 100 mm for special off-axis imaging applications and for precision laser focusing tasks.

Bimorph deformable mirrors

Drivers for adaptive optics

Application and component-specific electronic drivers can be developed to suit our adaptive lenses and mirrors. Driving electronics are an essential part of an adaptive system in order to ensure fast and accurate response of the piezo-electric actuators, stable adaptive component performances, opto-mechanical calibration and the most appropriate feedback to the adaptive software.

Drivers for adaptive optics

Adaptive software

Software is the core of adaptive optics systems. Besides simple features for driving and calibrating adaptive optics, Dynamic Optics has developed its software libraries which make it possible to analyze an image, detect its aberrations, control the optical element shape by Zernike polynomials analysis and fine-tune the system by means of a closed-llop among the lens, the driver and the software itself.

Adaptive software

Systems: image quality closed-loop feedback throgh optical aberration analysis

The combination of adaptive elements, software and driver with different types of imaging optics makes it possible to achieve fine autofocus and aberration correction systems able to enhance the image quality in non-standard configurations. Besides correcting standard aberrations, these system can fit curved or toroidal fields of view and image highly 3D and asymmetric samples.

Systems: image quality closed-loop feedback throgh optical aberration analysis

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    Adaptive Lens

  1. Hans R. G. W. Verstraete, Morgan Heisler, Myeong Jin Ju, Daniel Wahl, Laurens Bliek, Jeroen Kalkman, Stefano Bonora, Yifan Jian, Michel Verhaegen, and Marinko V. Sarunic, "Wavefront sensorless adaptive optics OCT with the DONE algorithm for in vivo human retinal imaging," Biomed. Opt. Express 8, 2261-2275 (2017)

  2. Yifan Jian, Sujin Lee, Myeong Jin Ju, Morgan Heisler, Weiguang Ding, Robert J. Zawadzki, Stefano Bonora & Marinko V. Sarunic, Lens-based wavefront sensorless adaptive optics swept source OCT, Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 27620

  3. Michelle Cua, Daniel J Wahl, Yuan Zhao, Sujin Lee, Stefano Bonora, Robert J Zawadzki, Yifan Jian, Marinko V Sarunic, Coherence-Gated Sensorless Adaptive Optics Multiphoton Retinal Imaging, Scientific Reports 6, 2016

  4. Daniel J. Wahl, Yifan Jian, Stefano Bonora, Robert J. Zawadzki, and Marinko V. Sarunic, "Wavefront sensorless adaptive optics fluorescence biomicroscope for in vivo retinal imaging in mice," Biomed. Opt. Express 7, 1-12 (2016)

  5. Stefano Bonora, Yifan Jian, Pengfei Zhang, Azhar Zam, Edward N. Pugh, Robert J. Zawadzki, and Marinko V. Sarunic, "Wavefront correction and high-resolution in vivo OCT imaging with an objective integrated multi-actuator adaptive lens," Opt. Express 23, 21931-21941 (2015)

  6. Deformable mirrors:

  7. S Bonora, J Pilar, A Lucianetti, and T Mocek. Design of deformable mirrors for high power lasers. High Power Laser Science and Engineering, 4:16, 2016.

  8. Ondřej Novák ,et al, Status of the High Average Power Diode-Pumped Solid State Laser Development at HiLASE, Appl. Sci. 2015, 5, 637-665; doi:10.3390/app5040637

  9. Jan Pilar, et al, Design and optimization of an adaptive optics system for a high-average-power multi-slab laser (HiLASE), Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 15, pp. 3255-3261 (2014)

    *  selected by the Editors, Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin, for publication in the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics (VJBO), Vol. 9, Iss. 7 — Jul. 9, 2014

  10. A.Lucianetti, M.Sawicka, O.Slezak, M.Divoky, J.Pilar,V.Jambunathan, S.Bonora, R.Antipenkov, and T. Mocek, Design of a kJ-class HiLASE laser as a driver for inertial fusion energy, High Power Laser Science and Engineering, (2014), Vol. 2, e13

  11. A.Cartella; S.Bonora, M.Forst, G.Cerullo, A.Cavalleri and C.Manzoni, Pulse Shaping in the Mid-Infrared by a Deformable Mirror, Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 1485-1488 (2014)

  12. M. MinozziS. BonoraA. V. SergienkoG. Vallone, and P. Villoresi, Optimization of two-photon wave function in parametric down conversion by adaptive optics control of the pump radiation, Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 489-491 (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000489

  13. F.Frassetto, S.Bonora, C.Vozzi, S.Stagira, E.Zanchetta, G.Della Giustina, G.Brusatin, and L.Poletto, Active-grating monochromator for the spectral selection of ultrashort pulses, Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 12996-13004 (2013)

  14. S. Bonora, F. Frassetto, E. Zanchetta, G. Della Giustina, G. Brusatin, and L. Poletto, Active diffraction gratings: Development and tests, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83, 123106 (2012)

  15. S. Bonora, F. Frassetto, S. Coraggia, C. Spezzani, M. Coreno, M. Negro, M. Devetta, C. Vozzi, S. Stagira, L.Poletto, Optimization of low-order harmonic generation by exploitation of a deformable mirror, Applied Physics B, Vol. 106, Num. 4 (2012)

  16. D. Wegkamp, D. Brida, S. Bonora, G. Cerullo, J. Stähler, M. Wolf and S. Wall, Phase retrieval and compression of low-power white-light pulses, Applied Physics Letters 99, 101101 (2011)

  17. S.Bonora, Distributed actuators deformable mirror for adaptive optics , Optics Communications, 284(13), 3467-3473 (2011)

  18. S.Wall, D.Brida, H.P.Ehrke, A.Ardavan, S.Bonora, H.Matsusaki, H.Uemura, Y.Takahashi, T. Hasegawa, H.Okamoto, G. Cerullo, A. Cavalleri, Quantum interference between charge excitation paths in a solid-state Mott insulator, Nature Physics, 114-118, Vol. 7, 2011

  19. S.Bonora, D.Brida, P.Villoresi, G.Cerullo, Ultrabroadband pulse shaping with a push-pull deformable mirror, Optics Express 18(22), 2010

  20. C.Bonato, S.Bonora, A.Chiuri, P.Mataloni, G.Milani, G.Vallone, and P.Villoresi, Phase control of a path-entangled photon state by a deformable membrane mirror, JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 6, pp. A175-A180 (2010)       doi:10.1364/JOSAB.27.00A175

  21. REVIEW: D.Brida, C.Manzoni, G.Cirmi, M.Marangoni, S.Bonora, P.Villoresi, S.De Silvestri and G.Cerullo, Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers, J. Opt. 12 (2010) 013001 (13pp)

  22. D.Brida, S.Bonora, C.Manzoni, M.Marangoni, P.Villoresi, S.De Silvestri and G.Cerullo, Generation of 8.5-fs pulses at 1.3 μm for ultrabroadband pump-probe spectroscopy, 2009 / Vol. 17, No. 15 / Opt Express

  23. C.Bonato, A.Sergienko, S.Bonora, P.Villoresi Even-order aberration cancellation in quantum interferometry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 233603 (2008)

  24. D. Brida, G. Cirmi, C. Manzoni, S, Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri and G. Cerullo Sub-two-cycle light pulses at 1.6μm from an optical parametric amplifier, Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 7, pp. 741 2008


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