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Adaptive Optics Establishments

 
There are over 100 academic and commercial establishments working on adaptive optics.
This page tries to provide a comprehensive listing of all of them.
The more popular web-sites (by Google listing) are marked yellow, the most popular site is marked orange.

 
 
Principal AO-related activities
Australia & New Zealand ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
Flat Wavefronts Consulting services for AO and image processing.
Iatia Limited Phase diversity wavefront sensing software.
Academic/Govt       NEW! Recently Published Books
ANU Research School of Astron. and Astrophys. Astronomical AO.
Univ. of Adelaide, School of Chemistry & Physics Active optics for gravitational wave interferometry.
Univ. of Sydney, School of Physics Adaptive optics for astronomy and confocal microscopy.
 
Canada ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
Academic/Govt
Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics Astronomical AO.
Laval University, COPL Liquid deformable mirrors.
Ryerson University, Dept. of Mech. & Industrial Eng. MEMS micromirrors for AO in vision science.
University of Victoria, LACIR MEMS AO for astronomy.
 
China ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
Academic/Govt
Institute of Optics and Electronics, C.A.S. AO for inertial confinement fusion & ophthalmoscopy.
 
Finland ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
Heptagon Diffractive and refractive microlens arrays.
Academic/Govt
 
France ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
ALPAO Magnetic actuator deformable mirrors.
CILAS Deformable mirrors; AO systems.
Imagine Eyes Ophthalmic adaptive optics.
Imagine Optic Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors; AO systems.
MEMSCAP S.A. MEMS foundry; MEMS deformable mirrors.
Phasics S.A. Wavefront sensors; AO software.
Shaktiware Control systems for large AO facilities.
Varioptic Liquid lenses.
Academic/Govt
Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers (INSU) Astronomical AO.
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (LAOG) Astronomical AO.
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM) MOEMS deformable mirrors.
Laboratoire Fizeau, U. de Nice/CNRS/OCA Astronomical AO.
Laboratoire pour L'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses AO for high power lasers.
Observatoire de Paris, Meudon Astronomical AO.
ONERA AO systems development.
 
Germany ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
Holoeye Photonics AG Liquid crystal spatial light modulators.
Jenoptik Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH Liquid crystal spatial light modulators.
Optocraft GmbH Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors.
Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG Steering mirrors; HV drive electronics.
Academic/Govt
European Southern Observatory, AO Team Astronomical AO.
Fraunhofer-Institut für Photonische Mikrosysteme Micromechanical mirror devices.
Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik AO for Solar astronomy.
Kirchhoff Institute for Physics, Univ. of Heidelberg AO for biomedical optics.
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie Astronomical AO.
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik Astronomical AO.
Münster University of Applied Sciences Intra-cavity laser AO.
 
Ireland ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
Academic/Govt
N.U.I. Galway, Applied Optics AO research.
 
Israel ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
Academic/Govt
Technion, Physics Dept. Multi-conjugate AO; Ocular AO. The Supercontinuum Laser Source, Alfano
 
Italy ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
Adaptica s.r.l. Deformable mirrors and AO systems.
ADS International s.r.l. Adaptive secondary mirrors for large telescopes.
Microgate S.r.l. Control systems for large AO facilities.
Spot-optics s.r.l. Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors; WFS analysis software.
Academic/Govt
Astronomical Observatory of Padova Astronomical AO.
Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri Astronomical AO.
 
Japan ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. Liquid crystal spatial light modulators.
MegaOpto Co. Ltd Solid-state sodium guidestar laser for astronomical AO.
Academic/Govt
Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) Solid-state sodium guidestar laser for astronomical AO.
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan Astronomical AO.
 
The Netherlands ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
Flexible Optical B.V. (OKO Tech) Membrane & piezoelectric deformable mirrors; WFS software
Academic/Govt
Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA) Astronomical AO instrumentation.
Sterrewacht Leiden Astronomical AO instrumentation.
T.U. Delft, Optical Microsystems Group Micro-machined deformable mirrors; Liquid crystal SLMs.
 
Russian Federation ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
Night N (opt) Ltd. Bimorph deformable mirrors; Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors.
TURN Ltd. Bimorph deformable mirrors.
Academic/Govt
Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Tomsk General AO; Atmospheric optics.
Institute on Laser and Information Technologies Deformable mirrors for high power lasers.
Moscow State University, Lab. of Adaptive Optics AO for ophthalmology; Wavefront sensors.
 
Spain ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
Academic/Govt
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Astronomical AO.
Universidad de Murcia, Laboratorio de Optica AO for ophthalmology.
 
Sweden ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
Academic/Govt
Dept. of Ophthalmology, Univ. of Gothenburg Ophthalmic multi-conjugate AO research.
Institute for Solar Physics, Stockholm Univ. AO for Solar astronomy.
Lund Observatory Astronomical AO.
 
Switzerland ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
AquilAOptics AO modelling and design.
Axetris Microsystems Division Microlens arrays; micro-optics.
SUSS MicroOptics SA Microlens arrays.
Academic/Govt
Istituto Ricerche Solari Locarno (IRSOL) AO for Solar astronomy.
 
United Kingdom ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
Adaptive Eyecare Ltd. Adaptive ophthalmic lenses.
Andor Technology PLC Electron multiplying CCD cameras for wavefront sensing.
Arden Photonics Ltd Curvature wavefront sensors.
BAE SYSTEMS, Advanced Technology Centre Bimorph deformable mirrors; AO systems development.
e2v Technologies PLC CCD detectors.
Epigem Ltd. Microlens arrays.
IPF Technology Ltd. Fibre Raman lasers for sodium guidestars.
Observatory Sciences Ltd. Instrument control software for large AO systems.
Optos PLC AO for retinal imaging.
QinetiQ Ltd. AO systems research.
Starpoint Adaptive Optics Ltd Deformable mirror drive electronics; Integrated AO systems.
Academic/Govt

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Astronomy Technology Centre Astronomical AO instrumentation.
Cardiff University, Optometry & Vision Sciences AO optical coherence tomography for retinal imaging.
City University, Dept. of Optometry & Visual Science AO for vision science.
Imperial College, Photonics Astronomical and industrial AO R&D.
Heriot-Watt Univ., Applied Optics and Photonics Wave-front sensing; Optical metrology.
University College London, O.S.L. Adaptive secondary mirrors; X-ray active optics.
Univ. of Durham, CfAI. Astronomical & industrial AO R&D.
Univ. of Strathclyde, Inst. of Photonics AO for ophthalmology & FSO comms.
 
U.S.A. ^ [TOP] 
Commercial
Active Optical Systems, LLC Membrane deformable mirrors, AO systems.
Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. Large AO systems; wavefront sensors.
Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. Ophthalmic wavefront acquisition.
AgilOptics, Inc. Membrane deformable mirrors, AO systems.
AOptix Technologies Inc. AO-based free space optical communication systems.
Axsys Technologies, Inc. Fast steering mirrors.
Baker Adaptive Optics Fast steering mirrors, optical sensors, control systems.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Tip-tilt mirrors.
Bausch & Lomb Inc. 'Zyoptix' ® wavefront-guided laser vision correction.
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems AO for Airborne Laser.
Bossa Nova Technologies Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors.
Boston Micromachines Corp. MEMS deformable mirrors.
Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. Liquid crystal spatial light modulators.

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CSA Engineering, Inc. AO system simulation; jitter control.
Engineering Synthesis Design, Inc. Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors.
EOS Technologies, Inc. Large AO systems for astronomy.
FASORtronics, LLC Sodium guidestar lasers.
Goodrich Corp., Electro-Optical Systems Large AO systems.
Holochip Corp. Adaptive polymer lenses.
Iris AO, Inc. Ophthalmic AO systems; MEMS mirrors.
Kestrel Corp. Distorted grating wavefront sensor; Ophthalmic AO.
Lexitek, Inc. Pseudo-random turbulence phase plates.
Lite Cycles, Inc. Laser guidestar sources for AO.
Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies Solid-state sodium guidestar laser for astronomical AO.
Mad City Labs, Inc. Nanopositioning; Tip-tilt mirrors.
Meadowlark Optics, Inc. Liquid crystal spatial light modulators.
MEMS Optical, Inc. MEMS deformable mirrors.
MEMX Inc. General MEMS technology; MEMS deformable mirrors.
Moog Inc. Fast steering mirrors for FSO communication.
MZA Associates Corp. Adaptive optics simulation and modelling software.
New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium Optical MEMS devices.
Ophthonix, Inc. Spectacle lenses with high order aberration correction.
Optics In Motion LLC Fast steering mirrors.
Optron Systems, Inc. Membrane mirrors; Spatial light modulators.
Physical Sciences Inc. Adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope.
Pixeloptics Inc. Dynamically adjustable spectacle lenses.
SBIG Tracking imager for amateur astronomy.
Scimeasure Analytical Systems, Inc. High speed, low noise CCD cameras for wavefront sensing.
Stellar Products Low-order adaptive optics for amateur astronomy.
the Optical Sciences Company Adaptive optics systems analysis, real time control.
Thorlabs AO systems; AO kit.
Trex Enterprises Corp. AO systems; Segmented adaptive mirrors.
Umachines Inc. MEMS mirrors.
WaveFront Sciences Inc. Wavefront analysis, wavefront sensing metrology.
Xinetics Continuous face-sheet deformable mirrors.
Academic/Govt
Air Force Maui Optical & Supercomputing Site Imaging of satellites; astronomy.
A.F. Research Laboratory, Starfire Optical Range Laser guide star adaptive optics.
American Museum of Natural History Exoplanetary coronograph.
Boston University Photonics Center MOEMS deformable mirrors.
DARPA Microsystems Technology Office MOEMS devices.
Gemini Observatory Astronomical AO.
Georgia Institute of Technology Liquid crystal diffractive lenses for eyeglasses.
Indiana University School of Optometry AO optical coherence tomography for retinal imaging.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Laser guide stars.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Astronomical AO; Adaptive optics for optical communication.
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center SOMTC Large segmented mirrors, high energy laser beam directors.
Mount Wilson Observatory Astronomical AO.
National Solar Observatory / Sacramento Peak AO for Solar astronomy.
Princeton University, Mech. and Aerospace Dept. AO coronography, exoplanet detection.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, CATS Adaptive scanning microscope.
Univ. of Arizona, Steward Observatory Astronomical AO.
Univ. of Arizona, Centre for Astron. Adaptive Optics Astronomical AO.
Univ. of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry AO for high resolution retinal imaging.
Univ. of California, Center for Adaptive Optics Wide-ranging AO research.
U.C. Davis, Dept. of Ophthalmology and Vision Science AO for ophthalmology.
UCO Lick Observatory, Laboratory for Adaptive Optics Astronomical AO.
Univ. of Central Florida, College of Optics & Photonics Adaptive-focus liquid and liquid crystal lenses.
Univ. of Chicago, Dept. of Astron. & Astroph. Astronomical AO; laser guide stars.
Univ. of Hawaii Astronomical AO.
Univ. of Houston, College of Optometry AO scanning laser ophthalmoscopy.
Univ. of Illinois Laser guide star AO.
Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dept. of Physics Wavefront sensing; atmospheric turbulence.
Univ. of Puerto Rico, Physics AO for astronomical interferometry.
Univ. of Rochester, Centre for Visual Science Ophthalmic AO research.
Univ. of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics Deformable mirrors for laser fusion.
W.M. Keck Observatory Astronomical AO.
 
 

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