MDE122 - Elliot Gold™ Series XYZ Flexure Stage with High Precision Manual Adjusters
Elliot Gold™Series XYZ Flexure Stage with High-Precision Adjusters
- 20 nm resolution
- 2 mm travel per axis
- 4.5 kg load capacity
- Minimal arcuate displacement
- Orthogonal alignment grooves
- Patented† high resolution adjusters
- Ultra-stable patented†† design XYZ flexure stage
The MDE122 flexure stage is fitted with high precision manual adjusters and provides 20 nm of adjustment resolution with 2 mm of travel in each of the three axes.
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.
|Configuration||Right handed version|
|Adjuster Type||Three high-precision adjusters (Model MDE216) utilising a patented† lever system with rotary fine and coarse control|
|Stage travel||2 mm in X, Y and Z axes|
|Load capacity||4.5 kg|
|Arcuate Displacement||X axis: 20 µm (at maximum range of travel)
Y & Z axes: 14 µm (at maximum range of travel)
|Optical axis||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.|
MDE 330 Flexure stage
MDE 216 High precision adjusters (x3)
Left-handed version available
Upgrade to Piezo adjusters
Fibre launching accessories
Two MDE122 XYZ Flexure Stages are used to free-space couple 854 nm light into a buried waveguide as part of a photon conversion for a trapped-ion quantum networks experiment
Photo courtesy of Ben Lanyon at Institut für Quantenoptik und Quanteninformation, Innsbruck
† Patent Nos. GB 2152616B & USA 4617833
†† Patent Nos. GB 2129955B & USA 4635887
A number of papers have been published by scientists around the globe who have used the Elliot|Martock MDE122 XYZ Flexure Stage with High Precision Manual Adjusters within their research. Here are some examples: