Elliot Gold™ Series XYZ Flexure Stage with 25 µm Piezo Actuators
- 10 nm resolution
- 25 µm Piezo adjustment travel
- 2 mm coarse travel per axis
- 4.5 kg load capacity
- Minimal arcuate displacement
- Orthogonal alignment grooves
- Ultra-stable patented† design XYZ flexure stage
The MDE123 flexure stage is fitted with piezo actuators providing 25 µm of piezo and 2 mm of manual adjustment in each of the three axes. This system can be controlled either via a simple piezo controller or an Elliot Scientific Device Automated Alignment System (DAli 3).
The Elliot Gold™ series XYZ flexure stage is a development of the immensely popular original stage invented and patented† by Martock Design, now a subsidiary of Elliot Scientific. Flexure stages are ideal for high precision device manipulation.
Applications range from fibre launch systems for single-mode, multimode and polarisation maintaining fibres as well as waveguide alignment, through to the manipulation of microstructures in bioscience. The arcuate displacement (vertical displacement due to longitudinal flexure motion) is up to 4 times better than competing products.
The optical axis height of all accessories is 18 mm above the top plate, placing the optical axis 94 mm above the bottom of the stage.
||Right handed version
||Three 0 to 150 V piezo with manual control (model MDE218), piezo travel 25 µm
||2 mm coarse manual travel (on 0.25 pitch thread) in X, Y and Z axes
||10 nm with piezo control (over 25 µm range)
||X axis: 20 µm (at maximum range of travel)
Y & Z axes: 14 µm (at maximum range of travel)
||The optical height of all Flexure Stage accessories is 18 mm above the top plate. Therefore, the optical axis height of a mounted accessory is 94 mm above the bottom of the stage.
||Model MDE154 clamp set
||Left-handed version available
Variants, Options, and Accessories
† Patent Nos. GB 2129955B & USA 4635887