F-712.MA1 High-Precision Single-Sided Fiber Alignment System

Stacked Multi-Axis System for Aligning Fibers and Optical Components

F-712.MA1 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 XYZ setup consisting of three motorized linear stages and a P-616  NanoCube® nanopositioner. The low overall height simplifies integration in limited installation space. 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 macOS 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

Datasheet F-712.MA1

Version / Date
2019-12-04
Version / Date
2019-12-04
Document language
pdf - 646 KB
pdf - 659 KB
pdf - 1 MB

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Datasheet

Datasheet

Datasheet F-712.MA1

Version / Date
2019-12-04
Version / Date
2019-12-04
Document language
pdf - 646 KB
pdf - 659 KB
pdf - 1 MB

Documentation

Documentation

User Manual F603T0003

F-603.41 / F-603.42 / F-603.43 Fiber holders for P-616-type (NanoCube®) piezo positioners
Version / Date
2018-12-03
Document language English
Documentation

User Manual F712T0002

F-712.MA1 and F-712.MA2 Stacked Multi-Axis Systems for Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment. Hardware description.
Version / Date
2019-10-16
Document language English
Documentation

User Manual E712T0016

Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment. Hardware and Firmware for Fast Optical Alignment in Silicon Photonics Production.
Version / Date
2019-10-09
Document language English
Documentation

Technical Note F712T0019

Calculation of Optical Power - Using the F-712.PM1 Power Meter with F-712 High-Precision Fiber Alignment Systems
Version / Date
2019-05-23
Document language English
pdf - 132 KB
Documentation

Technical Note A000T0072

How To Control PI Systems
Version / Date
2018-11-05
Document language English
pdf - 239 KB

3-D Models

3-D Models

F-712.MA1 3-D model

Version / Date
2019-11-27
Document language English

Whitepaper

Whitepaper

Practical Examples of Parallel Alignment Automation

Version / Date
WP4010E 2018-04
Version / Date
WP4010CN 2018-12
Document language
pdf - 1 MB
pdf - 786 KB

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F-712.MA1
Single-sided Fiber alignment system with stacked XYZ linear stages and NanoCube® Nanopositioner, E-712 digital controller with 4 analog inputs, firmware routines for extremely fast alignment functions, software package

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Technology

Active Alignment

The need to align devices down to nanoscale accuracy is arising in many fields. Optical components such as the lenses or lens assemblies in small cameras, or even the CCD chip itself, need to be positioned with ever more precision.
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EtherCAT Connectivity of PI Products

PI offers high-precision drives for use as EtherCAT slave, or integrates with ACS Motion Controllers as Master, or 2nd Master in an existing architecture.
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Controllers & Software

Fast settling or extremely smooth low speed motion, high positional stability, high resolution and high dynamics – the requirements placed on piezo systems vary greatly and need drivers and controllers with a high degree of flexibility.
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Complex motion profiles can be generated, saved and implemented with the function generator

Digital Motion Controllers

Digital technology opens up possibilities for improving performance in control engineering which do not exist with conventional analog technology.
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Control of Piezo Actuators

Characteristic properties of piezo actuators include high feed forces and fast response. Since piezoelectric actuators react to even the smallest change in voltage with a motion, noise or drift in the control must be avoided.
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Digital & Analog Interfaces

Fast USB or TCP/IP interfaces as well as RS-232 are the standard interfaces supported by modern digital controllers from PI. Furthermore, PI also provides digital or analog real-time capable interfaces.
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Multi-Axis Positioners

Hexapod platforms are used for precision positioning and alignment of loads in all six degrees of freedom, three linear axes, and three rotational axes.
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