Wavefront Sensor - Mercury from Adaptica

Mercury is Adaptica's wavefront sensor. It exploits the Shack-Hartmann principle and comprises hardware and software for the measurement of the wavefront.


Benefits of using the Mercury wavefront sensors include:

  • Ready to go anaylizer
  • Compact form factor
  • Compatible with standard 1 inch mounts
  • User friendly analysis software included
  • Live data readout via USB2.0


Main specifications of the Mercury wavefront sensors are as follows:

  • Camera model: UI-1548LE-M
  • Camera Type: CMOS
  • Camera Interface: USB 2.0
  • Nominal Pixel Size: 5.2 um
  • Max. fps in free run mode: 25
  • Lenslet array geometry: Orthogonal
  • Lenslet array pitch: 300 um
  • Lenslet array focal distance: 7 mm
  • Clear aperture: 4 mm
  • Subapertures: <=150
  • Sensitivity: lambda/20
  • Max recovered Zernike term: 30
  • Operative wavelength range: 400 to 900 nm
  • Dimensions: 40 X 40 X 35.3mm
  • Certifications: RoHS
  • Software executable included
  • Optional MMOS SDK


The Mercury wavefront sensor can use used for:

  • Beam diagnostic
  • Industrial inspection optimization
  • Image enhancement
  • Close loop sensor for adaptive optics

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