PI (Physik Instrumente), a provider of precision alignment and motion-control equipment for photonics, nanotechnology and semiconductor applications, is offering a high-precision automated fibre alignment system with a controller and software.
The company says the new H-206 alignment system can align fibres, collimators, fibre bundles and arrays quickly and efficiently.
It says the system has a high-performance controller with optional photometer cards and built-in alignment algorithms, provides up to 10 times higher throughput than conventional alignment systems. An optional piezo flexure scanner can further speed up the acquisition of a complete optical output profile of an optical device.
This information can be used to characterise the device or to make sure that the absolute optical output maximum is found instead of locking on to an local maximum as can be the case with gradient search algorithms.