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CUSTOMERS APPLICATIONS
<< Spectra-Physics Lasers Assist Combustion Research .....2
<< Tomographic Eye Imaging Enhanced through Advanced
Adaptive Optics..................................................................3
<< Lighting the Way................................................................4
MAKE LIGHT
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<< Spitfire® Ace™ Ultrafast Amplifier...................................5
<< versaScan L-532S Green-Pumped Nanosecond OPOs ....6
<< Cobra-Stretch Amplified Pulsed Dye Lasers ....................6
MANAGE LIGHT
New Vision IsoStation™ Equipment Platform
Designed specifically to improve ease–of–installation,
set-up and lab space utilization.
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<< Vision IsoStation™ Series Vibration Isolation
Workstations.......................................................................7
<< Vibe, Vibration Isolation Baseplate .................................7
<< RPR-N Non Magnetic Reliance™ Series Non-Magnetic
Grade Optical Table ...........................................................8
<< OTSE Integrated Overhead Shelf.....................................8
<< CONEX-AG-LS25-27P Integrated Linear stage ................9
<< New XPS Drive module for piezo-stack based
NanoPositioning products ................................................9
<< NSTRUCT™ Instrument manager ..................................10
<< Testing MEMS-based Accelerometers Used in GPS
Navigation Systems with a Custom 2-Axis Gimbal ....11
<< Heavy Duty Magnetic Pedestal Rods............................12
<< Magnetic-Base Beam Block Tool Holders .................12
<< Vacuum Compatible Stainless-Steel Crossed Roller
Bearing Linear Translation Stages.................................12
<< All-In-One Alignment Stage...........................................13
MEASURE LIGHT
<< LDKIT Laser Diode Control Kits......................................13
<< Power Measurement Kits, PMKIT Series ......................14
<< Dual Channel Virtual Optical Power/Energy Meter,
842-E-USB..........................................................................14
<< Handheld Laser Power Meter, 1917-R...........................15
Introducing NSTRUCT™ instrument
management software platform
PHOTONIC APPLICATION
Created to simplify instrument and experiment setup and use.
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<< Wavelength Extension Unit (WEU) for ultrafast
oscillators..........................................................................15
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Spectra-Physics Lasers Assist Combustion
Research
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The use of Sirah dye lasers and Quanta-Ray® pulsed YAG lasers
is integral to the research work being undertaken at the
Institute of Reactive Flows and Diagnostics headed up by
Professor Dreizler at the Center of Smart Interfaces, Cluster of
Excellence at the Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany.
In his opinion, the Spectra-Physics lasers are superior in the
market.
The aim of the facility is to research chemically reactive flows in
high temperature reacting systems, such as flame structures
and low temperature plasmas. Chemically reactive flows play a
major role in many technical processes in energy engineering
like combustion processes in technical firing, gas turbines and
internal combustion engines.
Professor Dreizler’s first Quanta-Ray laser was installed over 20
years ago and is still a crucial component in his research. In
order to get a wider wavelength range, Professor Dreizler
invested in Sirah dye lasers a few years ago. These lasers offer
excellent mechanical design and robustness, leading to
unprecedented thermal stability and reproducibility. According
to the Professor, the choice of the Spectra-Physics solutions was
obvious, as he explains. “The Spectra-Physics Quanta-Ray
product family is renowned for its stability and durability; this is
proven in our lab by the GCR-4 that is still in use after 20 years.
At the same time the Sirah dye lasers are robust, stable and
reliable. The combination of the Quanta-Ray pump lasers and
Sirah dye lasers forms a reliable and flexible workhorse for our
studies of reactive flows on a nanosecond scale.”
“The most important factor is reliability and this is what the
Spectra-Physics laser systems offer,” he continues. “The lasers
have been invaluable in our work with 2D combustion
diagnostics, a field in which we have made enormous progress
over the past five years. The future lies in 4D technology and
the quality, reliability and efficiency of the lasers will be
instrumental in helping us to evolve our research in this
direction.”
With increasing pressure within the combustion industry to
evolve and develop new and energy efficient technology,
Professor Dreizler’s research is in great demand from a number
of sectors, including car manufacturers. “We need to have laser
equipment that is compatible with our facilities and that is
reliable, fast and accurate,” he concludes. “Spectra-Physics
products offer all this as well as thermal and mechanical
stability.”
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Tomographic Eye Imaging Enhanced through Advanced
Adaptive Optics
Newport has been involved in numerous research and
development projects within the medical industry and for the
past ten years, has been helping with the supply and
adaptation of specialised equipment to a leading French
university. The LESIA (Laboratoire d'études spatiales et
d'instrumentation en astrophysique) from Observatoire de Paris
is one of the largest French research laboratories for
astrophysics, and its ground-breaking research project involves
the evolution of adaptive optics.
“We began our relationship with standard products from the
Newport catalogue and with close co-operation between both
parties, we have gradually adapted the equipment over the
years to meet the changing needs of the research.”
The project is called the Oeil (Eye) Project and its aim is to
develop an optical system capable of in-vivo tomographic
imaging of the human retina. Adaptive optics allow the
compensation of optical aberrations and the research into the
field is of major benefit to the medicinal world. The adaptive
optics technology was originally developed by astronomers to
avoid the effects of atmospheric turbulence by compensating
for the random deviation of incoming light using deformable
mirrors, and consequently has been adapted by a number of
research establishments for use in ophthalmology, the study of
the eye.
The advantage of this long-term relationship between the two
parties has been apparent, with a single source supplier for a
variety of products making life much easier for the research
facility. Newport supplied mapping XMS/XPS, (high precision
motion control solution comprising the XMS linear motor stage
(guaranteed bi-directional repeatability of 0,08 µm and
maximum speed of 300 mm/s) and an advanced XPS multi-axis
motion controller. Newport also assisted with its iQ damping
system for the Smart Table optical table.
With such an intensive project, the need for the right
equipment was essential and Newport has been heavily
involved in adapting its core range of products for use within
the laboratory. Researcher, Guillaume Chenegros explains the
importance of Newport’s role.
“The EYE project team has faced many challenges to progress
our research to the stage that we are at today,” he comments.
“The technology is allowing a reduction in the number and
accuracy of scans required in adaptive optics, coupling the
tomographic capabilities of optical coherence tomography
(OCT) with wavefront correction capabilities of adaptive optics
to obtain a high resolution “fundus oculi” imaging. Newport’s
equipment gives us the high precision that we require to evolve
the process.
Newport’s solution included supplying motorized
micropositioning stages (ILS, XMS), optical table for attenuated
vibrations, optical holders, achromatic lenses, other optics and
ULTRAlign stages (manual positioners)
In fact it was only last year after almost a decade of intensive
research and development that the assembly work on the Eye
project began. The ultimate aim is to get images with a
singular resolution so that this can effect earlier diagnosis of
any problems.
“We have a very good relationship with Newport as any
dimensional problems that we encounter can be solved, thanks
to the company’s wealth of experience. Working with live
tissue means that we have to be totally accurate and the
equipment provided by Newport enables us to do this,”
continues Guillaume.
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Lighting the Way
It was 50 years ago this year that Spectra-Physics became
the first commercial laser company – the pioneer and
catalyst for the laser industry.
Over those 50 years, Spectra-Physics introduced many
innovative “Firsts” that have gone on to become industry standards –
here are just a few of the many important milestones:
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1961 First commercial laser company – Spectra-Physics
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First commercial cw laser – Model 110
First ion laser invented
First commercial model-locked laser – Model 125 / 360
First commercial bar code scanner – Model 750A
First commercial Nd:YAG unstable resonator laser –
Quanta-Ray® DCR1
1979 First commercial single-frequency dye laser – Model 380
1983 First high power diode laser manufacturer – SDL joint
venture between Spectra-Physics and Xerox PARC
1985 First end-pumped, mode-matched DPSS laser invented
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First diode-pumped double-clad fiber laser invented
First commercial cw Ti:sapphire laser – Model 3900
First commercial ultrafast Ti:sapphire laser – Tsunami®
First commercial Q-switched Nd:YVO4 DPSS industrial
laser
1993 First commercial Ti:sapphire chirped pulse amplifier
system – Spitfire®
1993 First commercial Ti:sapphire synch-pumped OPO – Opal™
1994 First commercial Q-switched UV DPSS industrial laser
1996 First commercial high-power DPSS cw green laser –
Millennia® V
1999 First commercial one-box, automated tunable ultrafast
laser – Mai Tai®
2000 First commercial mode-locked UV DPSS industrial laser –
Vanguard™
2007 First automated dispersion compensated, tunable
ultrafast laser – Mai Tai DeepSee™
2009 First automated, adjustable bandwidth short pulse
seeder – Mai Tai SP
2010 First commercial all-in-one Q-switched mid-power green
DPSS laser – Explorer® XP
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Spitfire® Ace™ Ultrafast Amplifier
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The Spectra-Physics Spitfire ® Ace™ amplifier is the most
technically-advanced, ultrafast regenerative amplifier
commercially available. Built upon our highly successful Spitfire
platform, it sets a new standard for long term performance,
low noise, and day-to-day reproducibility, resulting in stable
OPA and harmonic outputs for the most demanding
applications. Every component has been carefully evaluated
and selected to maximize stability. The revolutionary XP
regenerative cavity has been upgraded to produce an industry
leading average power of more than 5 W at 1, 5 and 10 kHz
with excellent (M2 <1.3) beam quality.
Our proprietary XPert™ technology incorporates multiple
elements to ensure maximum stability: Newport optomechanics and isolators and Spectra-Physics proprietary optical
coatings all come together to deliver expert level performance.
The result is guaranteed stability with no pulse breathing,
THE SPITFIRE ACE ADVANTAGE
Revolutionary XPert™ technology
More than 5.0 W of output power
Superior mode quality (M2 <1.3)
Digital synchronization electronics
Available in 1, 5 and 10 kHz configuration
minimized short- and long-term noise, and guaranteed average
power over hundreds of hours – stability that sets the
Spitfire Ace amplifier system in a class all by itself.
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www.newport.com/spitfireace
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versaScan L-532S
Green-Pumped Nanosecond OPOs
The Spectra-Physics versaScan L-532 series of 532 nm pumped
OPOs are a versatile family of OPOs specifically designed to
deliver high energies in the near IR region. They are based on
the Spectra-Physics Scan Series OPO designs. Broadband (BB),
high energy double pumped (BB-HE), and mid-band (MB) models
are available. Optional internal optics separate the signal wave
from the idler wave. The OPOs can be automated through the
use of a motorization option controlled by ScanMaster software.
The OPOs are tailored
for the long pulses of
the Spectra-Physics Quanta-Ray ®
lasers to deliver the highest efficiencies
at the lowest fluences. Any Quanta-Ray laser
can be used as a pump for this family of OPOs,
up to an industry leading 800 mJ at 532 nm, delivering the
highest energy OPO output available.
THE VERSASCAN L-532 ADVANTAGE
532 nm pumped for high energies in the near IR
and visible
Both broadband and midband options available
Highest efficiencies for hemoglobin absorption
wavelengths
ScanMaster software for intuitive GUI interface
Low pump fluences for rugged OPO performance
Pumped with Quanta-Ray® INDI, Lab, and Pro
Nd:YAG lasers
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APPLICATIONS
• Photo-acoustic imaging
• Remote sensing
• LIDAR
• Vibrational spectroscopy
• Medical and biological processes
Cobra-Stretch
Amplified Pulsed Dye Lasers
THE COBRA-STRETCH ADVANTAGE
Wide wavelength coverage from 190 nm to >11 nm
Spectral linewidths <0.03 cm-1 with
no intra-cavity etalon
Small footprint of 770 mm x 494 mm
Grating Lift option*
User friendly software, fully LabView enabled
High output energy, >240 mJ with Quanta-Ray®
Nd:YAG at 800 mJ per pulse
High quality beam profile with capillary cell option
USB interface
Touch screen remote
*patent pending
At the heart of the Cobra-Stretch amplified pulsed dye laser
system laser system is a newly redesigned grazing incidence
resonator designed to utilize the grating’s dispersion twice per
oscillator round-trip, ensuring narrow linewidths with low ASE.
This new resonator design allows for higher efficiencies,
permitting as much as 240 mJ of tunable output energy. An
optional second grating can be added to the resonator for ultra
narrow linewidths below 0.03 cm-1 at 570 nm. The resonator
allows narrow-line tuning over a broad tuning range without
the need for an intra-cavity etalon, thus simplifying the
measurement process without sacrificing performance.
New features include optional grating lift for broadest
wavelength coverage without realignment, higher efficiencies,
greater wavelength accuracy, and a smaller footprint. These new
features are in addition to the integrated oscillator / preamplifier, quick change dye cuvettes, and integrated amplifier.
Amplifiers can be upgraded to the enhanced beam, high pump
energy EBP cells. External wavelength conversion units extend
the tuning range from the deep UV to the near IR.
WEB
For more information, visit
www.newport.com/cobra-stretch
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Vision IsoStation™
Vibration Isolation Workstations
Easy installation and set-up.
Lab space utilization maximized.
Newport’s new Vision IsoStation offers high performance and
has more user-friendly features and accessories than any other
isolation workstation. Designed to improve ease-of-installation,
set-up, and lab space utilization, the workstations are offered
with platform sizes from 24 in. x 24 in. up to 36 in. x 72 in. to
accommodate the widest range of applications from small bioinstrumentation isolation up to medium size optical
investigations that may have previously needed a full sized
optical table. The Vision IsoStation are available in two load
capacities, 227 kg (500lb gross) and 590 kg (1,300lb gross),
delivered by Newport’s high-performance I-125 and I-325 Series
pneumatic isolators. Both versions reduce transmitted vertical
and horizontal vibrations by 85% or more after 5Hz and by
more than 95% after 10Hz.
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For more information visit
www.newport.com/vision
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Vibe
Vibration Isolation Baseplate
An economical and maintenance free solution
to protect sensitive instruments from
laboratory vibrations
The VIBe, vibration isolation baseplate, is a
compact, effective and easy-to-use platform that
significantly reduces vibration that can disturb
sensitive instruments. It is available in four standard
shapes, two rectangular and two triangular, that
have been designed to satisfy the widest range of
application needs. All VIBe units feature a black
powder-coated steel plate and patented mechanical isolators
that provide both vertical and horizontal vibration isolation,
there are no air lines, compressors or other accessories needed
to provide effective isolation performance.
At the heart of Newport’s VIBe are the IB isolator bearings
which are available in discrete payload ranges. In total,
Newport offers six models of IB bearings that effectively cover
a load range from 10 lbs to 100 lbs. This allows users to
configure the proper size platform and bearings in the required
locations on the baseplate to support and isolate their
instrument, even if the load is not uniform.
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The isolators feature a 6.7Hz vertical resonance frequency that
begins isolating at 9Hz and a horizontal resonance of 6.2Hz
with isolation beginning at 9Hz. This is sufficient performance
to eliminate more than 85% of vibration noise seen within
typical laboratories. The IB bearings attach to the VIBe
baseplate using specially designed brackets that feature a
threaded aperture to allow leveling adjustment of the VIBe
baseplate.
WEB
For more information visit,
www.newport.com/VIBe
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RPR-N
Non Magnetic Reliance™ Series Non-Magnetic Grade Optical Tables
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Constructed from non-magnetic 316 stainless steel
Damped worksurface eliminates skin resonance
Damped composite edge finish eliminates sidewall
resonance
Constrained layer core damping attenuates
broadband vibration
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The Newport M-RPR-N non-magnetic RPR-N Reliance™
Industrial and Educational Grade Optical Table features the
material workmanship and quality found in all Newport tables
and meets many non-magnetic application needs. The top and
bottom skins as well as the trussed honeycomb core are
constructed from non-magnetic 316 series stainless steel. RPR-N
Series tables offer the same dynamic performance, static
rigidity, and thermal stability capabilities as the RPR Series. The
RPR-N is an ideal solution for supporting large vacuum
chambers or other heavy instruments used in materials research
applications. In extreme applications where it is essential that
all magnetic materials be removed the RPR-N Series is the best
choice due to its 316 non-magnetic stainless steel construction.
RPR-N tables are available in different sizes and thicknesses.
WEB
To learn more visit
www.newport.com/M-RPR-N
OTSE
Integrated Overhead Shelf
Front and rear edge guards prevents expensive instruments from accidental falling
Newport’s OTSE Integrated Overhead Shelf is the newest
product in the SmartTable OTS™ optical table system family. It
connects directly to the SmartTable-OTS frame so the entire
system has a smaller footprint, more rigid design, and provides
more accessibility to the table than other competitive shelf
systems. This integration makes moving even the most complex
system easy. The overhead shelf features a 59,7 cm (23.5-inch)
deep surface and 136,4 kg (300lb) load capacity to provide
sufficient room and stability for even the largest instruments.
For added convenience, Newport’s new OTSE version features a
blank front panel for use in applications that may be sensitive
to the electrical fields generated by power outlet strips.
“What makes this accessory unique are the specially-designed
front and rear edge guards that prevent expensive instruments
from accidentally falling onto the table and either causing
equipment damage or creating a potentially dangerous laser
safety issue,” states Warren Booth, Vibration Control Product
Manager. “Just one equipment accident could cost thousands
in equipment damage, weeks of lost progress, and possible
permanent eye damage”.
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For more information, visit
www.newport.com/OTSE
April 2011
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CONEX-AG-LS25-27P
Integrated Linear stage
Connect easily, control simply.
Travel 27 mm
Minimum Incremental Motion, MIM 0.2 µm
Bi-directional repeatability 0.3 µm
Maximum speed 0.4 mm/s
Cz, Normal load capacity 3.5 N
CONEX-AG-LS25-27P is a piezo motor linear stage integrated
with a closed-loop piezo motor controller/driver. Utilizing the
proven Agilis direct drive, piezo-motor technology, the linear
stage also has a built-in, direct-read linear encoder, enabling
high position sensitivity and repeatability under closed-loop
control. Compatibility with NSTRUCT, makes the setup so much
easier. The CONEX-AG-LS25-27P is not only compact, but it is
also affordable.
WEB
For more information, visit
www.newport.com/AG-LS25-27P
Stay tuned for the next installment of these closed loop
products.
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New XPS Drive Module
Module for piezo-stack based NanoPositioning products
XPS-DRVP1 piezoelectric stack driver is now available!
Specifications
NanoPositioning stages
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Type of motion
Actuator
Open-loop travel (µm)
25-100
Open-loop resolution (nm)
0.05-0.2
Closed-loop resolution (nm)
0.5 to 2
Typ. Repeatability (nm)
16-28
Max. Centered load (N)
--Max. Axial load (N)
1000 N pushing, 150 N pulling
The XPS-DRVP1 is an XPS controller driver card that can drive
piezo-stack NanoPositioning products. These NanoPositioners
are differentiated with a 25 pin D-sub connector and like most
standard Newport stages, the connector has embedded ESP
technology that facilitates setup by uploading all the necessary
stage identification and operating parameters to the XPS. The
XPS now has the ability to control and drive traditional micropositioning stages and NanoPositioning stages.
NPX-D
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200-400
0.4-0.8
4 to 8
36-75
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XY
100-200
0.2-0.4
2 to 4
36-45
75-100
110-40
NPXYZ-D
XYZ
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0.2
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NPO-D
Z-Obj
140-250
0.3 to 0.5
3 to 5
30-46
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The XPS is a more flexible alternative to the NPC3 or NPC3SG
controllers.
The XPS-DRVP1 can drive both open loop and closed loop
NanoPositioning stages that are equipped with strain gage
position sensors and, with comparable dynamic performance
when driven with the NPC3 controller.
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NSTRUCT™
Instrument manager
New, futuristic instrument management software platform permits easy access to all relevant
instrument parameters in one central location.
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Introducing NSTRUCT™, a futuristic instrument management
software platform created by Newport to simplify installation
and to provide quicker and simpler instrument and experiment
setup and use. Flexible and scalable, the instrument manager is
designed with a set of features that create an effective single
point control for all the users' instrument needs. The NSTRUCT
advanced communication layer provides a stable operating
environment, even when using a multitude of instruments in
both Windows 7 and XP.
The NSTRUCT framework permits easy access to all relevant
instrument parameters in one central location. For added
convenience, remote operation is possible over LAN. NSTRUCT
instrument manager is designed with the customer needs in
mind; it is friendly with National Instruments' LabVIEW,
Microsoft C#.NET, and Python, making it a highly customizable
instrument management environment.
Newport introduces a new suite of instrument and experimentoriented software utilities called 'Applets' which are available
for download at the company website alongside the main
NSTRUCT platform for free. Video tutorials, sample experiment
setups, and "How Tos" are also available to facilitate your
learning.
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For more information,visit
www.newport.com/nstruct/
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Testing MEMS-based Accelerometers
Used in GPS Navigation Systems with a Custom 2-Axis Gimbal
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Our customer manufactures and provides GPS navigation
modules for various end products, such as robots, automobiles
and aircraft. An inertial navigation system is a device that
includes a computer, accelerometers and gyroscopes. We are all
familiar with the everyday use of GPS navigation devices
through automobiles or the iPhone, which continuously
calculates the orientation and velocity of a moving object and
provides data to a computer. Since the velocity calculation
needs to be done without an external reference, it is necessary
to calibrate and test the accelerometer sensor in various
orientations over two rotational axes during production.
Newport’s 2-axis Elevation Roll gimbal provides the ideal
platform to test and calibrate the MEMS-based accelerometer.
The system consists of two high precision RV series rotary
stages. The inner stage provides roll motion and the outer
stage assembly provides elevation. The gimbal allows the
orientation of the accelerometer in various positions, relative
to the direction of earth’s gravity.
The UUT is inside a 10lb environmental chamber (not provided
by Newport).
DS-121003
Pricing and Lead Time:
Contact your Regional Sales Manager
for pricing and lead time.
KEY SPECIFICATIONS:
Elevation Stage: RV240HAHLT with error mapping
Roll Stage: RV160HAHLT-F with error mapping
Summary:
Controller: XPS-C2 with (2) XPS-DRV03
The UUT is required to rotate about its axis and
Axis Accuracy: 5 arcsec (0.00139°)
then rotated relative to gravity. Only point-to-
Axis Min Incremental Motion: 0.0001°
point motion is necessary in this application, and
Axis Repeatability: 0.00011° typical, 0.0002°
guaranteed
the required accuracy/repeatability can vary
Axis Resolution: 0.00005°[rY], 0.000075°
depending on the characteristics of sensors. This
Axis Velocity: 16°/s
set up was used as part of the R&D
Axis Travel Range(s): ±170°
characterisation process.
System Orthogonality: 100 μrad
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Heavy Duty Magnetic Pedestal Rods
Exceptionally stable 1.5-in. stainless steel design
Integrated magnetic pedestal base
Machined-in mounting holes instead of extra adaptors
Compatible with existing rod clamps and accessories
English and metric thread options
The SR-Series Magnetic Pedestal Rod System provides the most
stable and rigid means for mounting components to an optical
table. Constructed from solid stainless steel, the SR Mounting
Rods are designed for maximum stability by integrating
multiple features into a single part. Rather than having several
separate adaptors, these rods have a machined-in pedestal base
and multiple machined-in mounting holes. For additional ease
of use and functionality, each of the SR-Z rods incorporates
graduated height marks and an integrated high-strength
magnet in the pedestal base. An all-stainless steel clamping
fork is used to clamp these rods on to an optical table.
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See our website for more info.
www.newport.com/SR_rods
Magnetic-Base Beam Block Tool Holders
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An excellent solution for holding Ball Drivers or tiny Allen
wrenches
Convenient magnetic base for quick placement
Numbered grid pattern for measuring and setting beam
height
Now there are two new, more compact, members of the BB
Series of Magnetic-Base Beam Block Tool Holders: the BB-M and
BB-S. Like the original BB-L they are multi-function accessories
for the lab, combining the features of a beam blocker and
beam aligner with a hex key tool holder. These two new
models are unique in that they are designed to hold the tiny
loose Allen keys which are frequently lost in the lab. The BB-S
employs a magnetic tool holder while the BB-M’s is nonmagnetic. The other useful features of the BB-L are kept; the
front surface has a grid pattern of squares which can be used as
a reference for aligning or leveling an optical beam. Numbers
are printed on the edge of the grid pattern indicating height
above the table surface. Promoting eye safety, unused or stray
unused or stray beams can be easily blocked. Made from blackanodized aluminum alloy the designs incorporate a magnetic
base to allow quick and stable placement on to the stainless
steel surface of an optical table.
WEB
See our website for more info.
Newport.com/magnetic-BB
Vacuum Compatible Stainless-Steel Crossed Roller Bearing
Linear Translation Stages
Ultrastable, sub-micron performance
Thermally-matched crossed-roller bearings
Vacuum-compatible to 10-6 Torr
The 9067-X-M-V Vacuum Compatible Stainless Steel Crossed-Roller
Bearing Linear Translation Stage is a 1.0 inch (25.4 mm) travel
linear translation stage that provides improved stability because
the weight of these stainless steel stages is held by the actuator
and not the spring. This provides the convenience of being able to
use these X-configured stages in the Z configuration. These stages
are clean assembled and utilize low vapor pressure grease
appropriate for vacuum and clean environments. Micrometers are
not included. We recommend using our screw sets or our Model
9353 micrometers. For even more precise control, try our
Picomotor™ actuator. M4 and M6 threads.
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newport.com/9067-X-M-V
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All-In-One Alignment Stage
Stable and kinematic
Four and five axis designs
Easy front access to all adjustments
Low platform height
Standard vacuum compatible versions
These stages were designed to have all of the degrees of
freedom needed (two angular and two linear) to align one
optical axis to another. An additional degree of freedom is
provided in the five-axis stages which provide focus. Since there
is only one actuator or constraint for each degree of freedom,
these stages operate slightly differently than more
conventional ones. In our kinematic stages, two actuators are
used to position a side of the moving plate. Therefore, if you
want pure translation, simply adjust both screws the same
amount. A single screw rotates the plate about the opposite
motionless actuator. And if you want to rotate the plate
around its center, adjust both screws in opposite directions.
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newport.com/All_in_one_alignment_stages
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The Model LDKIT series Laser Diode
Control Kits offer numerous benefits
to customers:
Maximum user flexibility with minimum complexity
Simpler product selection and ordering process
One source solution from a single vendor
guaranteeing product performance, and
compatibility
Making initial setup installation easy
The innovative Newport Laser Diode Control Kits include a laser
diode driver, a temperature controller, a laser diode mount,
cables and accessories. The convenient new control kits enable
quick setup for running a wide variety of laser diodes. They are
ideal for both high power laser diodes and the popular TO-can
lasers, as well as butterfly laser packages.
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www.newport.com/LD-Kits
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Each kit consists of a laser diode driver, temperature
controller, a laser mount, cables, a user manual, and
additional accessories.
To review the complete Newport laser diode
instrument selection guide, please go to:
www.newport.com/LD-Guide
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Power Measurement Kits, PMKIT Series
Kits include an optical power meter, a detector, and
a mounting assembly
Choose from UV, Si, wand Si, Ge, or thermopile
detectors
Wavelength ranges between 200 nm to 10.6 um,
up to 10 watt power
Simple product selection and ordering processes
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Newport’s industry renowned optical power meters and
detectors are now available as low cost bundles, simplifying
product selection and order process. The kits are especially
useful for those who are new to optical measurements and
who need simple measurement tools. Each kit consists of
Newport’s economical model 1916-R model Optical Power
Meter and various types of detectors, either an 818 series
photodiode detector or a thermopile detector, and necessary
mounting assemblies. The 818 series detectors are equipped
with a removable OD3 attenuator. For power density ranges
below 1 mW/cm2, we recommend to remove the attenuator to
maximize the signal to noise ratio. Fiber adapters are
separately available for purchase.
WEB
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www.newport.com/PMKIT
Dual Channel Virtual Optical Power/Energy Meter,
842-E-USB
Compatible with both 818P and 818E Series
Full Statistics Package
USB interface with Cable Included
2.4 V to 24 V External Trigger
Fast 10 kHz/Channel Data Transfer Rate
Time plot
The all new 842-E-USB is a powerful dual channel virtual optical
power/energy meter, compatible with both the 818E Series
Pyroelectric Detectors and the 818P Series Thermopile
Detectors. After installing the software, your computer turns
Compatible with both 818P and 818E Series
Full Statistics Package
USB interface with Cable Included
2.4 V to 24 V External Trigger
Fast 10 kHz/Channel Data Transfer Rate Time
into a power meter. The device is powered via the USB cable,
which is provided with each unit. With the similar software
application as that of 841-P-USB, the user can take the full
control of the meter within minutes. The impressive high data
transfer rate allows downloading data at 10 kHz/channel. An
external trigger is available for 2.4 V to 24 V trigger to
synchronize the data acquisition to it.
The software features include a complete statistics package
including Min, Max, average, standard deviation, root mean
square, point-to-point stability, pulse count, and repetition
rate, a line plot and a histogram, and options for saving data,
saving statistics, or both.
WEB
For more information visit
www.Newport.com/842-E-USB
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Handheld Laser Power Meter, 1917-R
Newest power meter for laser alignment
Ultrafast simulated analog needle
Large LCD display for easy reading
Three different needle displays
High/Low value indicator
Low power consumption
Compatible with Newport 818, 918D, and 818P
series detectors
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The all new 1917-R Laser Power Meter was designed to be the
best tool in industry for laser alignment. The ultrafast digital
needle design with a large 77 X 58 mm LCD display and a
backlight (enabled with an AC adapter) reacts to laser power
change even faster than a standard analog power meter,
thereby achieving optimal alignment more quickly and easily.
The user can choose one of three different display modes for
the most appealing view. The display area is conveniently
divided into the analog needle and the digital display, so use
the needle for a coarse alignment and use the digital display
for the final fine tuning and data recording.
This new laser power meter is a perfect replacement for the
obsolete Model 407A, when combined with the thermopile
detector 818P-030-19. Unlike Model 407A, 1917-R is compatible
with all 818P series thermopile detectors as well as 818 and
918D series photodiode detectors.
WEB
For more information visit
www.newport.com/1917-R
Wavelength Extension Unit (WEU) for ultrafast oscillators
Newport’s new wavelength extension unit is a pre-aligned turn key
solution for various spectroscopy and microscopy applications. This
device can be easily integrated with ultrafast light sources to
perform CARS spectroscopy and CARS microscopy. It can also be
integrated with two-photon microscopes to add CARS modality to
enhance the imaging capabilities of microscopes.
This wavelength extension unit uses a photonic crystal fiber to
generate a broadband supercontinuum light source that can be
used as the probe beam in pump probe spectroscopy, Stokes beam
in CARS, etc., depending upon the application. The high
performance optical and optomechanical components make this
device robust and stable.
Typical Specifications:
Pump source: Femtosecond oscillator 800 nm,
50-200 fs, 200-500 mW
Spectral Range: 900 -1100 nm
Output power: 50-100 mW
Beam quality: TEM00 Mode, M2<1.1
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www.newport.com/WEU
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Meet Us at the
Following Events:
GERMANY:
April 12: Laser Materials Processing of
glass, Erlangen
April 17-20: FOM'11, Focus on
Microscopy, Konstanz, Stand 12
May 3-6: CONTROL, Stuttgart, ,
Hall 1, Stand 1204
May 23-26: LASER World of
Photonics, Munich, Hall B1 Stand 560
Application Notes:
Download Newport application notes at www.newport.com/application_notes
App Note 43: Synchronization of Two Spectra-Physics Spitfire Pro Amplifiers
for Pump-Probe Experiments
App Note 44: Terahertz Spectrometer based on Generation of Ultrafast
Terahertz Pulses in Air Plasma
NETHERLANDS:
April 20-21: MOCON, Brabanthallen,
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands,
Stand E1030
May 23-25: ECONOS, Twente,
Netherlands
ITALY:
EUSPEN, May 23-26, Como, Italy,
Stand 50
2011-2012
Newport Resource
Coming soon!
Newport is proud to announce a new resource will be available in early summer. The
new resource will include products for all Newport brands including New Focus™,
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www.newport.com/resource2011 for early registration announcements. Preregistrants who apply for a new catalog between April 11 and May 9, 2011 can enter
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