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Miniaturized Fast Steering Mirror Platforms (FSM) for Laser Beam Control are Piezo-based

PI’s new small steering stages find use in microscopy, semiconductor manufacture, optics, and photonics.

PI (Physik Instrumente), leader in the field of piezo technology and precision motion systems and solutions, broadens its portfolio of piezo steering mirrors. With milli-second response and settling time and high dynamic linearity, the new S-335 fast steering mirror (FSM) platforms are ideal for precision image processing and image stabilization, laser beam steering, materials processing, and lithography.

2-Axis, Frictionless Guiding, No Polarization Rotation
S-335 steering mirror platforms provide precise angular tip/tilt motion of the top platform around two orthogonal axes. These flexure-guided, electro-ceramic driven systems can provide higher accelerations than other actuators, enabling step response times in the sub-millisecond range, with frictionless backlash-free motion. The single pivot-point design also prevents the drawback of polarization rotation, which is common with conventional 2-axis stacked systems, e.g. galvo scanners.

Long Ranges with Integrated Motion Amplifier
Integrated EDM flexure based motion amplifiers provide an industry-leading tip/tilt angle up to 35mrad, equal to an optical deflection angle of 70mrad (4°). ID chip support allows for fast start-up and a simple data exchange between tip/tilt platforms and controllers.

Parallel-Kinematics: Smaller with Improved Stability, Linearity & Dynamics
PI piezo steering mirrors are based on a parallel-kinematics design with coplanar rotational axes and a single moving platform driven by two pairs of differential actuators. The advantage is jitter-free, multi-axis motion with excellent  

temperature stability. Compared to stacked (two-stage) mirror scanners, the parallel-kinematics design provides symmetrical dynamic performance in both axes with faster response and better linearity in a smaller package.

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Miniaturized Fast Steering Mirror Platforms (FSM) for Laser Beam Control are Piezo-based

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