1.  Home
  2. Products
  3. adaptive-lenses

Adaptive lenses

Multi-actuator adaptive lenses

Dynamic Optics provides adaptive lenses that can replace deformable mirrors in many applications in order to design compact adaptive optics systems.

Dynamic Optics multi actuator adaptive lenses can correct up to the 4th order of Zernike polynomial with a response time < 5ms.

Adaptive Lens

Measurement of Zernike polynomials realized with the AL1810.

They are ideal to realize new instruments with adaptive functionalities with complexity, size and cost compatible with market requirements.

Our adaptive lenses do not suffer from gravity-induced aberrations and can be AR coated on request.


Correction of aberrations with an adaptive lens instead of deformable mirror.

Aberration correction capabilities:

Peak to Valley (waves@633nm)
rms (waves@633nm)
Secondary Astigmatism

Focusing adaptive lenses

The AO series is a focusing module which can be mounted in front of a fixed focal length lens to rapidly change focus. The AO series allows the user to refocus the lens faster than mechanically moving the lens with traditional motorized solutions.

The built-in driver has been specifically developed to accurately control the piezoelectric elements. A demo user interface with basic control functions is available via a web browser interface. The lens can also be fully controlled with a dedicated .dll library, downloadable from the Opto EngineeringĀ® website. The library includes an autofocus algorithm and a calibration tool to help users integrate the AO module into their product or application.

Focusing adaptive lenses

Part number
Optical specifications
min (D) max (D)
Clear aperture
Scan rate
Electrical specifications
Dc voltage
Power consumption
RJ45,12-pin Hirose
Ethernet, RS232,Analog control,Digital contro,Ready
CBGPIO001, CBETH003, AO mechanical adaptors

Product Awards


Vision System Design Illustrator Award

Adaptive lens for fast focusing - AO series honored by Vision Systems Design 2018 Innovators Awards Program

Boston, MA – April 11, 2018 – On April 10,  Opto Engineering® - OPTICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES was presented with a bronze-level award in the Lighting, Lenses & Optics category at the Fourth Annual Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards presentation, held during The Vision Show in Boston, MA. Their AO series - Adaptive lens for fast focusing was recognized by a panel of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies.

Adaptive lens for fast focusing, AO series 

Dynamic industrial inspections need advanced technology to keep perfect focus in challenging applications .

Adjusting the focus of a camera on a robot arm or tracking items across the field of view are common examples of where active focusing is required. 

Logistics and in-line inspection need faster and faster inspection systems to achieve new productivity requirements. Fast beverage lines need to ched contaminants on different parts of bottles and cans.

A typical approach in these cases is closing the iris to obtain a wider depth of focus but this conflict with the need of fast and light-demanding applications.

An other approach can be the mechanical motorisation of traditional fixed focal lenses but the movement is slow and the development is always time consuming and expensive.

For these reason Opto Engineering® has developed its own focusing lens which allows customer to relosolve their problems of fast and precise focusing and save time and implementation costs.

The integration of the focusing lens is simple and plug-and-play since the module needs just to be placed in front of a standard fixel focal CCTV lens. The embedded electronic drive driver has been specifically developed to accurately control the piezoelectric elements. Connected the module to a power supply and to an ethernet port to start using the adaptive lens.

A demo user interface with basic control functions is available via a web browser interface. The lens can also be fully controlled with a dedicated .dll library. The library includes an autofocus algorithm and a calibration tool to help users integrate the adaptive module into their product or application.

Follow us


All materials on this website www.dynamic-optics.eu (and all other possible local domains of Dynamic Optics), including but not limited to: audio, images, software, text, video clips, design, structure, selection, coordination, expression (next - the "Content"), contained on this website are protected by copyright under Italian copyright law, international conventions and other copyright laws.

Any copying, posting, reproduction, public displaying, modification, translation, distribution or other unauthorized use of the Content (including any portion or version thereof) is prohibited. Nevertheless, users of this website have the limited permission to view, print and distribute the Contents for personal informational purposes so long as any copy or other reproduction includes the above copyright notice. All other actions should be previously authorized in written by Dynamic Optics.

You agree to follow all instructions on this website limiting the way you may use the Content.

The products, processes, technology and related information described in this website may be covered by one or more issued/pending Dynamic Optics patents. No license or other intellectual property right are granted or conferred by this website or by anything appearing herein to such Dynamic Optics products, processes or technologies.

On this website there are also represented the proprietary logos, service marks and trademarks. By making them available on this website, Dynamic Optics is not granting any license to utilize those proprietary logos, service marks, or trademarks. Any unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and other laws connected.

If you send any communications or materials to the website by electronic mail or otherwise, including any comments, data, questions, suggestions, or the like, all such communications are, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. In consequence, you give up any claim that any use of such material violates any of your rights including moral rights, privacy rights, proprietary or other property rights, publicity rights, rights to credit for material or ideas, or any other right, including the right to approve the way Dynamic Optics uses such material.

This website may contain links to other Internet websites on the World Wide Web. Dynamic Optics provides such links for your convenience only, and is not responsible for the content of any website linked to or from this website. Links from this website to any other website do not mean that Dynamic Optics approves of, endorses, or recommends that website. Dynamic Optics disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, legality, reliability, or validity of any content on any other website.

The product and/or service information set forth in this website may contain errors and omissions, may be outdated. No statement, representation or other information contained in this website should be construed as binding upon Dynamic Optics contractually or otherwise the basis for any express or implied warranty. Please contact Dynamic Optics for the most up-to-date information regarding specific products and services. Dynamic Optics may also add, change, discontinue, remove, or suspend any other Content posted on this website, including features and specifications of products described or depicted on the website, temporarily or permanently, at any time, without notice and without liability.

Dynamic Optics may add to, change, or remove any part of these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time, without notice. Any changes to these Terms and Conditions of Use or any terms posted on this website apply as soon as they are posted. By continuing to use this website after any changes are posted, you are indicating your acceptance of those changes.

These Terms and Conditions of Use and any additional terms posted on this website together constitute the entire agreement between Dynamic Optics and you with respect to your use of this website. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of this agreement, and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall continue in full force and effect. These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Italy.

Dynamic Optics Copyright Ā© 2015 - 2021. All rights reserved.