26 February 2009

Newport Announces the New Line of NanoPositioning Products

Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in lasers and photonics solutions, announces a new line of robust NanoPositioning Piezo stages and a 3-axis controller/driver. The product family offers highly reliable, multi-layer, low-voltage piezoelectric transducers and delivers nanometer resolution with fast response time. Available with high resolution strain gage position sensors for highly accurate and repeatable motion, the new NanoPositioning products will be applied in areas such as microscopy, imaging, lithography, interferometry, surface profilometry, laser tuning, and beam steering.

The NPX linear stages are available in X, XY, and XYZ configurations. The multi-axis XY and XYZ devices utilize an advanced parallel motion principle that ensures perfect parallel and straight motion, up to 400 micron travel. These stages are also maintenance-free due to the frictionless guide design. Typical applications include optical delay lines, interferometers, laser lithography, and scanning microscopy.

The NPO NanoFocusing stages are mounted between the microscope and the objectives. The stages allow up to 250 micron focusing range and are compatible with most microscopes and objectives.
The NPA Translators can generate large forces up to 1000N, which makes them particularly suitable for high load, dynamic applications like machine tools, active vibration or adaptive mechanics. Due to their small size and high resonant frequency, the NPA Translators can also be used in scanning microscopy, laser tuning and beam steering, patch clamping or micro lithography applications.
The PSM Ultrafast Piezo Steering Mirror provides high-speed, sub-microradian resolution, tip, tilt, and z-motion for mirrors, gratings, and other optics. Equipped with a direct piezo actuation system without lever arm transmission, the PSM is ideally suited for high bandwidth laser beam steering, switching and stabilization, beam scanning, image stabilization, and laser cavity tuning.

Beda Espinoza, Product Manager for Newport's motion products stated, "We are very excited to announce this new NanoPositioning line. We believe these new robust and reliable motion products will offer significant benefits to our customers and play an important role in advancing the critical work of scientists and researchers in many areas of application."

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