New Fiber Alignment Software for the F-206 Mini-Hexapod

New Hex-Control host software is now available for the F-206 six-axis micropositioning and handling systems. These windows (95/98 & NT) applications feature manual operation as well as fully automatic scanning and auto alignment. Further, Hex-Control evaluates the F-206 controller analog-input data?for example, optical power meter signals?and optimizes the position until maximum intensity is reached. The results are presented as a 3D graphical plot (Fig. 14). 

Some F-206 specifications:

  • Fully automated 6D system for photonics packaging and micro-handling applications
  • 6 mm travel range along X, Y & Z
  • 5deg rotation about X,Y & Z
  • Point of rotation can be freely selected
  • 0.1 µm min. inc motion (30 nm resolution)
  • Optional NanoCube scan and alignment module providing 1 nm resolution

The F-206 platform position is depicted in 3D-space in manual mode with respect to the coordinate origin and the freely adjustable pivot point (Fig. 15). Increment, scanning region, intensity threshold and all other crucial parameters can be called-up and configured via intuitive, user-friendly menus in all modes of operation.

This is a legacy product that may have limited availability or may have been replaced. Ask a PI engineer for an equivalent new model.

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