Fiber Alignment Systems, Motorized Fiber Positioners,
Photonics & Optic Alignment Systems



PI provides a variety of innovative fiber alignment systems from motorized fiber positioners to automated optic and photonic alignment such as used in telecommunication, data commumication and for packaging / automation. In addition to fiber-based applications, fast steering systems for free-space-optical communication are also available. Products range from motorized 6D micromotion alignment systems for industrial photonics automation, through ultra-fast piezoelectric scanning & alignment modules to modular devices with manual control for laboratory test setups. All motorized systems come with extensive software for easy setup and integration.

White Paper: Automated Fiber Alignment Engines
Application Note: Double-Sided Fiber Optic Alignment with H-206 Hexapod
Video: Silicon Photonics: Automated Manufacturing and Alignment System





H-206 Six-Axis Automated Fiber Aligner with Fast Controller and Software

 
Automated Fiber Alignment System The H-206 is a unique, low-inertia 6-axis automated alignment system for fibers and fiber-optical components. Its hexapod-type parallel-kinematics motion engine and a dedicated controller running a variety of user-selectable alignment routines make it superior to conventional 6-axis aligners.

  • Integrated Optical Alignment Routines for Single ModeFibers, Collimators and I/O Chips
  • Motorized Automated Fiber Positioning and Alignment
  • Parallel Kinematics with 6 Degrees of Freedom for Reduced Mass and Faster Settling
  • 0.033 Micron Actuator Resolution
  • Repeatability 0.3 Micron in Space
  • No Moving Cables, Reduced Friction, Higher Reliability
  • For Scanning and Alignment
  • Cartesian Coordinate Control with Virtualized Pivot Point
  • Powerful Digital Controller with Open Source LabView Drivers, DLL Libraries...
  • Optional PIMotion & Vision with Integrated Real - Time Image Processing
 
 

Specifications & Drawings, Request Quote | PDF Datasheet

Applications Papers on Photonic Alignment Systems
Watch Video Demonstation of H-206


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H-811 Miniature 6-Axis Alignment System with Controller based on Hexapod Stewart Platform Design

 
Stewart Platform Alignment System
  • Integrated Scan & Alignment Routines for Optics and Fiber Alignment
  • Very Compact and Robust Stewart Platform Design
  • 40 nm Actuator Resolution
  • Repeatability to ±0.1 micron
  • 5 kg Load
  • Travel: 34 mm / 42 Deg
  • Velocity to 10 mm/sec
  • Sophisticated controller & Software
  • Control via iPad possible through PI Touch Software
 
 
Specifications & Drawings, Request Quote |

Applications Papers on Photonic Alignment Systems
Watch H-811 Hexapod Video Demonstation


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F-131 Compact XYZ Motorized Fiber Positioner / Alignment System
with Piezoelectric High Speed Photonics Alignment Module

 
Compact XYZ Motorized Fiber Positioner / Aligner

F-131 is a unique two stage aligner and provides an especially versatile, compact and modular approach to building high-throughput nano-alignment processes. By combining compact precision motorized stages with a fast XYZ nanopositioning stage, both efficient first-light capture and fast nanoscale coupling optimization can be achieved in a cost-effective package of minimum size. F-131's 1nm positioning resolution supports even the smallest emerging silicon photonics feature dimensions. F-131 can be used in any orientation and provides up to 25 mm coarse alignment travel together with 100x100x100µm of fast piezo-driven nanopositioning. A variety of controller options are offered including software and high speed alignmemt algorithms.

  • Unique 2-stage High-Speed Aligner (Fiber Positioner)
  • Motorized with Stepper Motor or Servo Motor Drives for Coarse Approach (50 nm resolution)
  • Additional High Speed Piezo Scanning Unit 100x100x100µm for Ultra-Fast Complete Device Characterization
  • From 5 to 25 mm Travel
  • 1 Nanometer Resolution
  • Closed-Loop Option for the Piezo Drives, if Long Term Stability is Required
  • CyberAligner Automatic Scan & Alignment Software
 

Specifications & Drawings, Request Quote | PDF Datasheet

Watch Alignment Video Demo

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Fast Steering Mirror for Free-Space Optical Telecommunication

 
Free Space Optical Communication Steering Mirror
  • Optical Deflection to 100 milliradian (~6°)
  • 1.0 kHz Resonant Frequency with Mirror
  • Closed-Loop Version for Higher Linearity
  • For Mirrors up to 12.5 mm (0.5") Diameter
  • 2 Fixed Orthogonal Axes with a Common Pivot Point
  • Sensor Configuration for Excellent Temperature Stability
  • Zero Friction Flexure Guides


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Specifications & Drawings, Request Quote | PDF Datasheet

More on Piezo Steering Mirrors




PI miCos Fiber Optics Educational Laser Kits

 
Compact XYZ Hybrid Motorized/Piezoelectric Photonics Alignment Systems
  • Plastic Fiber Optics CA-1400
  • Glass Fiber Optics CA-1410
  • Optical Time Domain Reflectometry CA-1420
  • Erbium Doped Fiber Amlifier (EDFA) CA-1430
  • Data Transmission via Optical Fiber CA-1440
  • Workshop Glass Fiber Optics CA-1450
  • Fiber Ring Laser CA-1240
  • Optics Kit Refraction and Reflection CA-2100
 
Download Fiber Optic Educational Kit Datasheets

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P-611 NanoCube® XYZ Piezo Nanopositioner for Rapid Scanning and Alignment

 
NanoCube XYZ Rapid Fiber Aligner Piezo
 
 
Specifications & Drawings, Request Quote




Video: Silicon Photonics: Automated Manufacturing and Alignment System




 





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Automated Fiber Alignment Engines


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