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Fiber Alignment Stage, ULTRAlign, Right-Handed, 6 mm XZ 13 mm Y Travel, 8-32
$1,989
In Stock
In Stock
Fiber Alignment Stage, ULTRAlign, Left-Handed, 6 mm XZ 13 mm Y Travel, 8-32
$1,989
In Stock
In Stock
Fiber Alignment Stage, ULTRAlign, Right-Handed, 6 mm Z 13 mm Y Travel, 8-32
$1,206
3 Weeks
3 Weeks
Fiber Alignment Stage, ULTRAlign, Right-Handed, 13 mm XYZ Travel, 8-32 and 1/4-20
$2,290
In Stock
In Stock
Fiber Alignment Stage, ULTRAlign, Left-Handed, 13 mm XYZ Travel, 8-32 and 1/4-20
$2,290
Fiber Alignment Stage, ULTRAlign, Right-Handed, 6 mm XZ 13 mm Y, M4
$1,989
In Stock
In Stock
Fiber Alignment Stage, ULTRAlign, Left-Handed, 6 mm XZ 13 mm Y, M4
$1,989
In Stock
In Stock
Fiber Alignment Stage, ULTRAlign, Right-Handed, 6 mm Z 13 mm Y, M4
$1,206
In Stock
In Stock
Fiber Alignment Stage, ULTRAlign, Right-Handed, 13 mm XYZ, M4 and M6
$2,290
3 Weeks
3 Weeks
Fiber Alignment Stage, ULTRAlign, Left-Handed, 13 mm XYZ, M4 and M6
$2,290
In Stock
In Stock
Notes:

Actuators are not included. Please see specifications for recommended actuators.

Specifications

Features

Super-Stable Stainless Steel Construction

All major structural components of ULTRAlign components, including all brackets and accessory mounts, are constructed of stainless steel. Stainless steel is a far superior material, compared to aluminum, for fiber positioning components and other high stability applications. Stainless steel construction gives ULTRAlign components significantly better overall thermal stability, so that experimental setups maintain their alignment over long periods. For example, typical power fluctuation of a butt coupled single-mode fiber, with a 10 µm spacing, is less than 1.5 dB over a 16 hour period. This is equivalent to 1.5 µm of drift. The robust design of the 562 Series Stages makes them ideally suited for repetitive, high use fiber optic manufacturing and research applications. These stages have greater thermal immunity than aluminum stages due to their higher mass, while larger diameter bearings increase the stiffness of the stage.

Rail Mounting for Additional Alignment Precision

An easy-to-use dovetail mounting rail on the top surface of ULTRAlign stages provides a single, common reference surface for precise and secure attachment of fiber systems and device holders for alignment from the wide selection of fiber alignment accessories. A tilt platform can be used for two-axis tip/tilt alignment of fibers to devices. Goniometers can also be added to provide rotational control about the fiber axis. With up to six degrees of freedom attainable, these high-performance ULTRAlign stages offer a superior fiber optic alignment solution.

562F-TILT stage mounted on 562-XYZ to provides pitch and yaw adjustments

Stages Lock Securely Without Interfering With Alignment

Each stage axis is equipped with a non-influencing locking mechanism to maintain alignment with sub-micron sensitivity when engaging or disengaging. 562 series stages feature specially designed actuator mounting blocks to allow quick and easy actuator changes on any axis, at any time. 562 series stages are sold without actuators to allow the comprehensive selection of manual or motorized actuators to choose from. The optical height of ULTRAlign 561D-XYZ and 561D-YZ stages can be matched to the optical height of the 562F-XYZ by using the 561-ADPT Adaptor. This will allow you to use both series of stages in one system.

Rigid Crossed Roller Bearings Eliminate Flexure Resonances

Spring-flexures have been touted as the best design method for ultra-precise positioning, but they are inherently susceptible to vibrational disturbances. Their low natural frequency makes them extremely sensitive to everyday lab activities - even walking or talking could disturb your experimental measurements. Touching a flexure component or the optical table can cause changes in the stage position, causing large variations in the output signal. This sensitivity can make fine manual adjustment difficult or sometimes impossible and forces the use of more expensive motion control systems.

Crossed roller bearings, when optimally pre-loaded, are not as susceptible to vibration, giving the ULTRAlign™ far greater stability and stiffness than positioners with flexure designs. With the precision and stability made possible by crossed roller bearing construction, in many cases manual micrometers can be substituted for piezoelectric actuators without degrading positioning performance.

Left or Right Handed Configurations

ULTRAlign™ XYZ stages come in mirror-image right and left-hand versions. This permits all micrometers to be located on the same side, so there's never a need to reach over your work to make adjustments on the opposite side. It also means you have more flexibility in how you lay out your experiment on the table. All adjustments can be made with the hand resting on the table for maximum comfort, added stability, and increased sensitivity.

Fiber Alignment Accessories

We offer a wide range of accessories specifically designed for use with the 561 and 562 Series Fiber Alignment Stages. Some of the more than 30 accessories available include fiber holders and positioners, GRIN Lens and objective mounts, a variety of platforms, and a vacuum waveguide mount with eight vacuum ports.

ULTRAlign Fiber Alignment Application Examples

Fiber Coupler with 6 Degrees of Freedom

Fiber coupler with 6 degrees of freedom set-up consisting of 561D-YZ , 561-OBJ , 561D-XYZ, and 561-GM.

Fiber Coupler with 6 Degrees of Freedom

Fiber coupler with 6 degrees of freedom set-up consisting of 561D-YZ, 561-OBJ, 561D-XYZ, 561-TILT, 561-GON, 561-GB, and 561-FH.

Fiber to Waveguide to Fiber

Fiber to waveguide to fiber set-up consisting of 561D-XYZ-LH, 561-FH (2 ea), 561D-YZ, 561-UM, 561D-XYZ, and 561-TILT.

Fiber to GRIN Lens to Fiber

Fiber to fiber alignment via GRIN lens set-up consisting of 561D-XYZ-LH, 561-FC (2 ea), 561-TS, 561-GR, 561D-XYZ, and 561-TILT.

Fiber Coupler

A basic Fiber coupler set-up consisting of 561D-XYZ-LH , 561-OBJ , 561D-YZ, and 561-FH is shown.

Butt Coupled Fiber to Fiber

Fiber to fiber, butt coupled set-up consisting of 561-TS, 561-FH (2 ea), 561D-XYZ , and 561-TILT.