F-712.HA1 High-Precision Single-Sided Fiber Alignment System

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

F-712.HA1 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 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, 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 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.HA1

Version / Date
2018-05-16
Version / Date
2018-05-16
Document language
pdf - 678 KB
pdf - 686 KB

Downloads

Datasheet

Datasheet F-712.HA1

Version / Date
2018-05-16
Version / Date
2018-05-16
Document language
pdf - 678 KB
pdf - 686 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

Technical Note F712T0019

Calculation of Optical Power - Using the F-712.PM1 Power Meter with F-712 High-Precision Fiber Alignment Systems
Version / Date
2018-09-17
Document language English
pdf - 131 KB

3-D Models

F-712.HA 3-D model

Others

Whitepaper: Practical Examples of Parallel Alignment Automation

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

Quote / Order

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F-712.HA1
Single-sided fiber alignment system with H-811 hexapod and NanoCube® Nanopositioner, E-712 digital controller with 4 analog inputs, C-887 Hexapod Motion Controller with 2 analog inputs, firmware routines for extremely fast alignment functions, software package