Electromagnetic deformable mirror

High optical quality

& linearity


dynamic range


high stabilization


Mirao Deformable Mirror incorporates technology using 52 electromagnetic actuators, enough to precisely correct up to 6th order Zernike modes.

It also provides a 50μm PV deformation amplitude, making it a useful tool for various bio-imaging, microscopy and ophthalmology applications where you will need to correct large-amplitude aberrations.

For use over a long period of time, a high stabilization option is available : Mirao regulated.

You can also ask for a dust proof version : Mirao protected

Technology and features of Mirao

Principle & implementaion

Electronic unit connection to the PC via USB port
Trigger output available to facilitate synchronization with other devices via TTL signal
Advantages of Mirao
Closed-loop precision reaching 7nm RMS
Virtually no hysteresis (less than 2%)
Nearly perfect linearity (more than 95%)
Dust proof & high stabilization options available
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)


Neuronal projections imaged with image-based (3N) AO-Lattice Light-Sheet. Courtesy of M. Malivert (Bordeaux Imaging Center)
AO-Light-Sheet imaging of the live drosophila
brain: GCaMP7-labeled neurons involved in the circadian clock networkimaged at 40µm depth. AO enables the visualization of neuronal projections (white arrows). Courtesy of A. Hubert (École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, Imagine Optic)
AO-2 Photon imaging of GADGFP mouse brain slices, inhibitory neurons labelled. Courtesy of S. Imperato (Laboratoire de Physique et d’Etude des Matériaux, Institut de Biologie de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure, Imagine Optic)

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