NEW High-Speed Optical Power Meter supports Fast Photonics Alignment Applications 

The new F-712.PM1 high speed optical power converts optical signals and currents of photodiodes into a high resolution, logarithmic analog voltage signal. Its high bandwidth of 20kHz enables faster optical alignment, when used in conjunction with PI's high speed FMPA photonics alignment systems for SiP (Silicon Photonics) applications.

The optical input is designed in a way that eliminates the influence of the optical fiber location in the connector on the optical signal. In addition to the optical input, the device also has a current input. For example, a photodiode can be connected to this input and the diode current converted into a logarithmic voltage signal.

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Programmable Shims

What is the Difference compared to a traditional piezo actuator?

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Helical 3D Tomography
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Laser Micro-Machining
New generation of industrial precision motorized positioning stages

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Kinematic Carrying Platform for an X-Ray Spectrometer: Q & A with Dr. Markus Simon

Dr. Markus Simon, head of the PI miCos beamline instrumentation group explains a special double hexapod PKM system designed for synchrotron x-ray spectroscopy, for complex material testing and analysis. Read about the application of such a system in research at Brookhaven National Laboratory.


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PI's committed to exceeding customer expectations for service. PI's On-Site Services range from a one day quick start site visit to comprehensive training programs to a day with a senior engineer at your location, at your disposal. An Extended Warranty of 3, 4 or 5 years and Contracted Support Services to meet system up-time demands are additional components of PI's Global Services.

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NEW Industrial Automation / Motion Control Catalog on High-Precision Linear & Rotary Positioning Systems

This is a comprehensive catalog of linear and rotary positioning systems engineered and manufactured for industrial precision automation. The products included in the catalog address industries such as semiconductor production/inspection, laser material processing, automated optical inspection (AOI), and precision opto-mechanical alignment and assembly. PI's in-house designed and manufactured PIMag linear motor stages and PIglide air bearing technologies and high performance EtherCat®-based industrial precision motion controllers are some of the technologies featured in this catalog.

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Design Seminars & Access to Motion Specialists

An on-site educational Lunch & Learn session is a great way to get PI solution information that is tailored to your specific application concerns. Best yet, it's FREE.

  • Typically run in (2) 45 minute sessions for Engineers, Design Specialists, and others who have an interest in precision motion control problem solving, all you provide is the room.
  • PI provides the food for pre-registered attendees, and delivers the information you need - not a sales pitch.

Topics include

  • Basics of Piezo Flexure Mechanisms
  • Advances in Automated Photonics Alignment
  • Benefits and Limitations of Parallel Kinematics Motion Systems (Hexapods)

Consider a PI Lunch & Learn as you try to solve your motion and positioning challenges. Email us at to set-up your educational session.

Need Advice? Talk to Precision Motion Experts at these upcoming events:

NSLS-ll & CFN User MeetingMay 21 - 23 Shirley, NY
Astronomical Telescopes + InstrumentationJun 10 - 15 Austin, TX
Semicon WestJul 10 - 12San Francisco, CA
AIAA/USU Conference on Small SatellitesAug 4 - 9Logan, UT
Optics & PhotonicsAug 19 - 23 San Diego, CA

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