Compact Alignment System

Compact Alignment System

Overview

The Luminos Compact Alignment System is functionally designed as a complete station or as a complement to existing equipment. All units are bolted to a Base Plate making it highly mobile and reconfigurable to meet your application needs. This system offers versatility for a variety of different inputs; with a few adjustments a new project can be effortlessly accommodated.

The high stiffness and stability of positioners affords easy portability while making fine manual alignment possible. Luminos dual flexure system employed in our positioners allow for manual alignment of assemblies with mode fields as small as 1um. The complete Luminos Alignment System can be up and running in your application for less than the cost of a typical isolation station.

With positioning this easy the possibilities are endless.

Featured Configuration

The Compact Alignment System can be built with any of the Luminos CORALIGN™ 1 to 6 axis manual or automated 5x or 25x Ratio Drive™ positioners. Shown is one I1000 1-Axis positioner perpendicular to two mirrored I6000 positioners. Each I6000 positioner is equipped with a V-Groove fiber holder and Contact Sensor. Fiber holders are intersected by a Vacuum Part Holder set on upon the I1000 positioner. This setup illustrates how the Alignment System can be configured for input/output of optical assemblies and complex waveguides.

  1. I1000 1-Axis Positioner (add Y Stage for 2 axes of movement)
  2. Vacuum Part Holders 
  3. FH003 Extended V-Groove Bare Fiber Holders
  4. Two I6000 6-Axis manual positioners.
  5. Contact Sensing System
  6. solid 1" thick aluminum Base Plate

Options

  • Stacking a Y Stage on a I1000 1-Axis positioner supplies an extra 3/4" of travel in the y axis for extra alignment.
  • Adapter adds additional height where needed.  Custom adaptors are available on request.
  • Adapter Plates AMA001 (requires AMA002) and AMA003 provide a simple way to import existing standard optical equipment into the Luminos Compact Alignment System.