Technical Notes

Technical Notes

Fundamentals of Vibration Control

This technical note describes the fundamentals of vibration and how these concepts relate to measurable parameters such as compliance and maximum relative motion.

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Optical Table System Design

The term optical table system typically refers to a vibration-isolation system, that is, the tabletop plus the support system.

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Designing with VIB320 Vibration Isolation Bearings

Newport's VIB320 Series isolators utilize patented VIBe™ technology to attenuate the transmission of vibrations without the need for electronics, air hoses, compressor or other supporting …

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Vibration Control Definitions of Characteristics

This glossary covers the important terms related to vibration control.

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Compliance and Transmissibility Curves

The primary goal of an optical table system is to eliminate relative motion between position sensitive components across the table work surface. The vibration isolator system is designed …

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Vibration Control Unit Conversion Charts and Constants

This technical note details acceleration, displacement, frequency, compliance, pressure, and temperature along with conversion charts.

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Vibration Control Shipping Weights

The following technical reference for vibration control details the available models along with their crated shipping weights.

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Optics Based Research - The Need for Vibration Isolated Rigid Support Structures

Advanced equipment and processes have made it possible to investigate phenomena with dimensions measured in nanometers. For example, phase-shifting optical interferometers can now measure …

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Active Vibration Damping

An optical table is a stiff platform supporting vibration–sensitive equipment. A typical optical table is a sandwich structure consisting of two faceplates and a lightweight honeycomb …

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Vibration Control Technology Enables Critical Improvement in Microscopy Applications

High-resolution microscopy offers researchers and clinicians a powerful analytical tool to help uncover a variety of biological phenomena and processes. However, instruments of this …

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Modular Optical Table Simplifies Laboratory Reconfiguration

The configuration of large, laser-based experimental and production systems can change dramatically as equipment is added, modified, and removed. Because traditional vibration isolation …

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Instability Oscillation of High CG Table Systems

Table stability can cause problems for customers with high “Center of Gravity” systems. This occurs in applications with thick tables and/or narrow table widths. Use of high CG equipment …

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NewDamp™ Elastomers

Newport’s NewDamp Elastomer products offer a great alternative to pneumatic, air spring and other isolation mount technologies. Available in a variety of standard and custom designs, …

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Narrowband Damping with Tuned Dampers

The primary reason why Newport RS Series Passive Damped Optical Tables are superior to all other products is their use of tuned vibration absorbers for narrowband damping. Commonly …