SENSORS: New NanoPositioning line serves wide range of applications - Embedded.com

SENSORS: New NanoPositioning line serves wide range of applications

Irvine, Calif. – A new line of robust NanoPositioning products from Newport Corporation offer reliable, multi-layer, low-voltage piezoelectric transducers and deliver nanometer resolution with fast response time.

Available with high-resolution strain gage position sensors for highly accurate and repeatable motion, the new NanoPositioning products are designed for applications such as microscopy, imaging, lithography, interferometry, surface profilometry, laser tuning, and beam steering.

The NPX linear stages are available in X, XY, and XYZ configurations. The multi-axis XY and XYZ devices utilize an advanced parallel motion principle that ensures perfect parallel and straight motion, up to 400 micron travel. These stages are also maintenance-free due to the frictionless guide design. Typical applications include optical delay lines, interferometers, laser lithography, and scanning microscopy.

The NPO NanoFocusing stages are mounted between the microscope and the objectives. The stages allow up to 250 micron focusing range and are compatible with most microscopes and objectives.

The NPA Translators can generate large forces up to 1000N, which makes them particularly suitable for high load, dynamic applications like machine tools, active vibration or adaptive mechanics. Due to their small size and high resonant frequency, the NPA Translators can also be used in scanning microscopy, laser tuning and beam steering, patch clamping or micro lithography applications.

The PSM Ultrafast Piezo Steering Mirror provides high-speed, sub-microradian resolution, tip, tilt, and z-motion for mirrors, gratings, and other optics. Equipped with a direct piezo actuation system without lever arm transmission, the PSM is ideally suited for high bandwidth laser beam steering, switching and stabilization, beam scanning, image stabilization, and laser cavity tuning.

For more information go to www.newport.com/NanoPositioning.

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