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  • Imagine Optic Opens Office at Cambridge Innovation Center
Jan 2007
Imagine Optic, a manufacturer of wavefront metrology and adaptive optics technology with headquarters in Orsay, France, announced the official opening of its new office at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Boston’s optics cluster. “Establishing a permanent presence in the Unites States is key to showing our commitment to offer the highest quality products, services and support to our US customers,” said Samuel Bucourt, Imagine Optic CEO and co-founder. “Our Boston office will enable us to strengthen our ties with our existing customers in North America and to further develop our presence in one of the world’s most dynamic markets.” Imagine Optic plans to add to its US sales and marketing staff later this year as part of its 2007 goal for 20 percent of total sales to come from the North American market. The company also announced it has entered into distribution partnerships with BNT in California and ESDI in Arizona.

adaptive optics
Optical components or assemblies whose performance is monitored and controlled so as to compensate for aberrations, static or dynamic perturbations such as thermal, mechanical and acoustical disturbances, or to adapt to changing conditions, needs or missions. The most familiar example is the "rubber mirror,'' whose surface shape, and thus reflective qualities, can be controlled by electromechanical means. See also active optics; phase conjugation.
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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