Fibre Array/Crystal Rotator, Long Reach, R/H
- θx fibre array / crystal manipulator
- Rotates exactly on x-axis
- Maintains 18 mm centre height
- Right and Left handed versions available
This θx ribbon cable / crystal manipulator (long reach) has a unique roll mechanism to ensure rotation is exactly about the x-axis, at an 18 mm centre height. Right and left handed versions available. Can also be supplied with θy and θz adjustments.
The front block is machined by Elliot Scientific (or customer) to locate silicon V-groove block on the fibre (US: fiber) ribbon. Alternatively, it can be replaced by a device holder as shown in the photo below.
MD01/059 Left-hand and MD01/060 Right-hand Device Holders
These can been ordered as a replacement for the existing MDE884 front block
The unique mechanical roll design features a decoupling of the linear adjuster travel from the roll motion, which minimises any radial offset during rotation. This ensures that angular movements are exactly about the x-axis and that no radial offset is introduced. The precision of motion results in a very high level of accuracy of the roll angle.
||Maintained at 18mm
||± 10 arc minutes
||8 arc seconds
||< 0.1 arc seconds
MDE885 L/H and R/H units incorporated into a waveguide alignment system
A number of papers have been published by scientists around the globe who have used the Elliot|Martock MDE884 Fibre Array / Crystal Rotator within their research. Here are some examples:
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θy and θz versions
Inverted drive version if space is limited