We are proud to be featured in Optics and Photonics News' historical summary of the developments in Adaptive Optics, with our Deformable Phase Plate, allowing "cascading wavefront modulators" as the latest landmark of adaptive optics:
"Scientists first used adaptive optics in microscopy in 1999 for tip–tilt correction. Since then, some systems have employed active, shape-shifting elements such as deformable mirrors or liquid-crystal spatial light modulators to correct for aberrations. In 2021, researchers in Germany developed a module composed of two deformable phase plates, enabling direct integration into existing microscopes"
Looking forward to the many applications that refractive adaptive optics will enable.
Historical Overview by Optics and Photonics News: "Adaptive Optics": Then and Now
Original publication by Phaseform's Co-Founder and CTO, Dr. Pouya Rajaeipour: "Cascading optofluidic phase modulators for performance enhancement in refractive adaptive optics" https://doi.org/10.1117/1.AP.2.6.066005 (open access)
LinkedIn post by Optica