mu-DM, deformable mirror
for microscopy

mu-DM deformable mirror
Actuators pattern icon

High density

of actuators

Electronics icon

Embedded electronics

for easy implementation

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High dynamic range

linearity & stability


mu-DM is a single-piece designed electromagnetic deformable mirror, optimized for use in microscopy and ophthalmology.
Versatile, it can be implemented alone in an open-loop or along with a wavefront sensor (included in AOkit Bio) for closed-loop applications.

µDM will allow you to restore diffraction-limited PSF and to image deeper in your samples. In ophthalmology, it will enable you to explore retinal cells at high-resolution by correcting ocular aberrations.

Technology & features

Principle & implementation


Several mounting options are available, including adaptors for the most common mechanical stages, to simplify integration of µDM into an optical setup.


Easy integration with electronics embedded in a single-piece design and connection via a USB3 cable.

Dimensions of mu-DM

Advantages of mu-DM


Fast closed-loop convergence and accurate sensorless correction with perfect linearity and absence of hysteresis


Preserved photon budget with achromatic, highly reflective and continuous membrane


Long-term stability with temporal drift automatic compensation


Large dynamic range with 50% of actuators stroke still available while generating 40 microns PtV of focus


Fine timing control with trigger-in and trigger-out features


Correction up to 10th Zernike order thanks to optimized actuator layout

Actuator layout of mu-DM

About the software


For easy and fast implementation, we recommend using WaveTune, program controls all the elements with a simple user interface


For implementation of aberration detection methods into home-built software, we also provide WaveKit Bio, the Software Development Kit (SDK)

Laptop with software screenshot


Images coming soon

Selected publications

Coming soon

Webinars & videos

WEBINAR – Adaptive Optics live demo – mu-DM

muDM Deformable Mirror – Coffee Wizz – Fabrice HARMS & Xavier LEVECQ