Features

Fully Enclosed Beam Path

The Aegis Qube™ Beam Routing System can be fully enclosed using cover plates and beam tubes. Enclosed beams are protected from air currents, dust and stray light which can adversely affect your application.

Unique Cubic Enclosure

The Cubic Enclosure ( Q-OC-1 ) can house several types of optical mounts. A Q-SS100-R3HN or a Performa-i P100-Ai3 (see Set and Lock Industrial Mirror and Platform Mounts) series kinematic mirror mount will mount directly into the cube. Both of these mount types hold 1-in. diameter mirrors or beam splitters.

Accessible Mount Adjustments

Q-XE-CP cover plates have access holes or windows to allow adjustment of optics mount within Q-OC-1 cube. The Q-XE-CP-B cover plate has no access holes for tamper resistant protection.

Easy Assembly and Alignment

With over 40 different elements, the Aegis Qube™ Beam Routing System can be easily assembled into almost any configuration.

Adjustable Mounts for Mirrors, Lenses & Beam Splitters

The Cubic Enclosure can house several types of optical mounts. A Q-SS100-R3HN or a Performa-i P100-Ai3 series kinematic mirror mount will mount directly into the cube. Both of these mount types hold 1-in. diameter mirrors or beam splitters. 1-inch beam splitting cubes or prisms can be mounted within the cube using the Q-IBC-1 gimbal prism mount. This mount provides three axes of gimballed angular adjustment and can be purchased with UGP-KIT adaptors for mounting 0.5-inch cubes, spherical or rectangular optics. The Q-IBC-1 is designed to mount into the open face of the cube opposite the base. 1-inch diameter polarizers or wave plates can be mounted externally to the cube with the Q-XIPR-1 polarizer rotator. This mount can be attached directly to any of the five open faces of the cube or, by using the RG Series guide rods, be mounted in line between any two cubes. This mount provides a full 360 degrees of indexed manual rotation and can hold polarizers up to 0.50-inch thick. Similarly, 1-inch diameter lenses can also be mounted externally to or between cubes using the Q-XILP-1 lens positioner. This mount also has both 8-32 and M4 threaded holes for post mounting.

The Q-RG Series Guide Rods allow the Q-XILP-1 Lens Positioner to be located between two cubes.

Variable Attenuator Application

Aegis Qube components can be used to create an enclosed variable attenuator. Optical mounts and components are sold separately.

Fixed Height Periscope Application

Vertical beam routing configurations can be created like the fixed height periscope shown in this diagram.

Q-RG Series Guide Rods, Q-CC-1 Cube Connectors, a Q-CP-1 Post Adaptor, and a Q-XILP-1 XY Lens Positioner are used in this beam routing configuration.

Custom Beam Routing Application

The Aegis Qube system offers the flexibility to build a wide variety of custom enclosed beam routing systems like the one shown.