Adaptive Optics Lab
Since 2002 the research activities lead by Prof. Michel Verhaegen have been refocused from pure algorithmic developments to generic systems and control problems, towards new systems and control solutions for specific emerging technologies – like Advanced Optics Systems. This refocus resulted in an expansion of our laboratory facilities. Part of this expansion was paid through direct support of our industrial partners. Such as the acquisition of the experimental Leica confocal microscope SP5. Both in the photonics and renewable energy activities we are collaborating with world leading industrial companies.
Adaptive Optics breadboard system
Jacopo Antonello with a Linux controlled adaptive optics system including a Okotech deformable mirror,
a wavefront sensor, a science camera and a photo-diode with pinhole for sensorless adaptive optics.
Adaptive Optics for confocal microscopy
Hans Yoo with the Leica confocal microscope that is being extended with an adaptive optics system.
Smart LASER system
In this project the object is to control the wavelength in waveguide-based external cavity semiconductor lasers (WECSL).
WECSL array control setup (left) and a close-up of the WECSL array (right).