F-712.HA2 High-Precision Double-Sided Fiber Alignment System

System with 6 Degrees of Freedom for Aligning Fibers and Optical Components

F-712.HA2 High-Precision Double-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 <0.5s

Fast and high-precision drives

The basis of the fiber alignment system is a very stiff setup with an H-811 hexapod and an P-616 NanoCube® nanopositioner. The parallel-kinematic design for motion in degrees of freedom ensures high system stiffness. 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, double-sided systems allow simultaneous alignment of the transmitter and receiver.

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 OS X 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.HA2

Version / Date
2018-05-16
Version / Date
2018-05-16
Document language
pdf - 673 KB
pdf - 680 KB

Downloads

Datasheet

Datasheet F-712.HA2

Version / Date
2018-05-16
Version / Date
2018-05-16
Document language
pdf - 673 KB
pdf - 680 KB

Documentation

User Manual F712T0003

F-712.HA1 and F-712.HA2 Systems with 6 Degrees of Freedom for Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment. Hardware description.
Version / Date
2017-10-24
Document language English
pdf - 5 MB

3-D Models

F-712.HA STEP

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F-712.HA2
Double-sided fiber alignment system with two H-811 hexapods and two NanoCube® Nanopositioners, E-712 digital controller with 4 analog inputs, two C-887 hexapod motion controllers with 2 analog inputs each, firmware routines for extremely fast alignment functions, software package