Fast Steering Mirror / Piezoelectric Active Optics


  • Up to 50 mrad Tilt Range
  • One-, two- or three-axis systems
  • Sub-arc-second/ sub-nanometer resolution
  • Fast rise time (milliseconds or faster)
  • Closed-loop operation for highest accuracy, linearity and repeatability
  • Wire-EDM-cut (electric discharge machining) flexures for zero stiction/friction
  • Optimized mechanical design, control algorithms and soft-ware for best response and throughput
  • Standard, OEM and Custom Designs


Examples of Fast Steering Mirrors and Tip/Tilt Systems


S-330 Fast Steering Mirror / Tip/Tilt
Platforms
: fast and compact tilt
units, providing precise angular movements of the top platform
in two orthogonal axes

S-224 Miniature Piezo Tilt Mirror:
extremely fast and compact unit




S-340 High-Speed Piezo Tip/Tilt
Platforms, 50 mm diam.:
feature a single moving
platform, parallel-kinematics design
with a common pivot point.


S-334 Ultra-Long-Range Piezo Tip/Tilt Mirror: 50 mrad equipped with two pairs of
long-life, ceramic-encapsulated, high-performance PICMA®piezo drives.


Active tip/tilt mirror for the Subaru Telescope (Mauna Kea, Hawaii).
Mirror diameter: 150 mm. Tip/tilt range: ▒600 Árad.
Resonant frequency: 610 Hz. Active tip/tilt mirror for the United Kingdom infrared telescope (UKIRT) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii with Secondary Hexapod 6-D alignment system (more information on Hexapod systems). Mirror diameter: 314 mm Tip/tilt range: ▒500 Árad
Resonant frequency: 280 Hz Active secondary mirror for NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii,with Hexapod 6-D alignment system (more information on Hexapod systems). Mirror diameter: 244 mm Tip/tilt range: ▒250 Árad Resonant frequency: 490 Hz
 
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PI offers a large range of Ultra-Fast Piezo Tip/Tilt Platforms specially designed for active and adaptive optics applications. Providing a very large tilt range of up to 50 milliradians, fast response (down to sub-millisecond range) and sub-microradian resolution, the systems are ideal for dynamic operation (e.g. tracking, scanning, drift and vibration cancellation, dithering, etc.) as well as static positioning of optics and samples.

  • Standard, OEM and custom designs
  • One-, two- or three-axis systems with sub-arc-second/ sub-nanometer resolution and fast rise time (milliseconds or faster)
  • Closed-loop operation for highest accuracy, linearity and repeatability
  • Optional integrated capacitive position sensors for ultra-high resolution and repeatability
  • Wire-EDM-cut (electric discharge machining) flexures for zero stiction/friction
  • Optimized mechanical design, control algorithms and soft-ware for best response and throughput
  • Standard, custom and OEM control electronics (digital and analog controllers, rackmount and modular systems, compatible with advanced feedforward techniques) with software
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) computer-designed flexures for ultra-precise trajectory control
  • Invar, titanium, steel and aluminum versions for optimized thermal match
  • Stepped or continuous operation
  • Platforms driven by 1 to 4 integrated piezo actuators
  • Standard platforms accommodate optics to 100 mm in diameter
  • Custom designs for optics up to 300 mm diameter (astronomical telescopes)

Talk to one of our PI Application Engineers for your custom or standard solution at:

508-832-3456 (EAST)
949-679-9191 (WEST)

or see our Online Catalog or PDF Catalog for specifications and other PI positioning products.

  Brochure: Tip-Tilt-Steering Mirrors for Free Space Optical Communication



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