F-712.MA1 High-Precision Single-Sided Fiber Alignment System

Stacked Multi-Axis System for Aligning Fibers and Optical Components

F-712.MA1 High-Precision Single-Sided Fiber Alignment System
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  • Integrated scan routines for fiber optic alignment
  • Ideal for applications in silicon photonics
  • Extensive software package
  • Direct detection of the optical signal
  • Position sensors for high accuracy and operational reliability
  • Automatic alignment of several fibers in <0.2s

Fast and high-precision drives

The basis of the fiber alignment system is a very stiff XYZ setup consisting of three motorized linear stages and a P-616  NanoCube® nanopositioner. The low overall height simplifies integration in limited installation space. The motorized drives make longer travel ranges possible and at the same time, the NanoCube® nanopositioner ensures fast scanning motion and dynamic compensation of drift effects. Flexure guides and all-ceramic insulated PICMA® actuators guarantee a long lifetime. Because all drives are equipped with position sensors, it is possible for example, to reliably prevent collisions with expensive silicon wafers.

High-performance scan routines

The sophisticated scan routines are integrated directly into the controller. The performance is improved considerably and integration simplified. The system can manage all tasks in the field of fiber alignment. For example, this makes simultaneous alignment in several degrees of freedom possible.

Extensive software package

The software package supplied in the scope of delivery allows integration of the system into virtually any environment. All common operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and MacOS as well as a large number of common programming languages including MATLAB and NI LabVIEW are supported. Thanks to sophisticated program examples and the use of software tools such as PIMikroMove, the time between starting integrating and productive operation is shortened considerably.

High-resolution analog input

The controller receives the optical intensity signal directly via a high-resolution analog input. Complex setups with cameras are not necessary. Various distribution functions are available for determining the maximum intensity.

Application fields

Alignment of optical components, automatic wafer tests, assembling technology in silicon photonics

Specifications

Datasheet F-712.MA1

Version / Date
2018-05-16
Version / Date
2018-05-16
Document language
pdf - 604 KB
pdf - 610 KB
pdf - 1 MB

Downloads

Datasheet

Datasheet F-712.MA1

Version / Date
2018-05-16
Version / Date
2018-05-16
Document language
pdf - 604 KB
pdf - 610 KB
pdf - 1 MB

Documentation

User Manual F603T0003

F-603.41 / F-603.42 / F-603.43 Fiber holders for P-616-type (NanoCube®) piezo positioners
Version / Date
2018-12-03
Document language English
pdf - 793 KB

User Manual F712T0002

F-712.MA1 and F-712.MA2 Stacked Multi-Axis Systems for Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment. Hardware description.
Version / Date
2017-03-29
Document language English
pdf - 2 MB

Technical Note F712T0019

Calculation of Optical Power - Using the F-712.PM1 Power Meter with F-712 High-Precision Fiber Alignment Systems
Version / Date
2018-10-22
Document language English
pdf - 131 KB

Technical Note A000T0072

How To Control PI Systems
Version / Date
2018-11-05
Document language English
pdf - 239 KB

3-D Models

F-712.MA1 3-D model

Version / Date
2016-12-16
Document language English

Whitepapers & Success Stories

Whitepaper: Practical Examples of Parallel Alignment Automation

Version / Date
WP4010 2018-04
Document language English
pdf - 1 MB

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F-712.MA1
Single-sided fiber alignment system with stacked XYZ linear stages and NanoCube® Nanopositioner, E-712 digital controller with 4 analog inputs, firmware routines for extremely fast alignment functions, software package