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MDE122 - Elliot Gold™ Series XYZ Flexure Stage with High Precision Manual Adjusters

MDE122 - Elliot Gold™ Series XYZ Flexure Stage with High Precision Manual Adjusters
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  • Model: Martock MDE122

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.

MDE122 XYZ Flexure Stage Axis DiagramApplications 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
Resolution 20 nm
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
Imperial thread versions 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

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Elliot Martock adjusters catalogue 1.88MiB Download
Flexure stage accessories 2.59MiB Download
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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: