N-480 High-Precision Kinematic Mirror Mount

With N-470 PiezoMike Linear Actuators

  • High stability
  • For optics with 0.5", 1" or 2" diameter
  • Step size 0.3 or 0.5 µrad
  • Lifetime >1,000,000,000 steps at ambient conditions and >50,000,000 steps under vacuum conditions
  • Vacuum-compatible versions to 10-6 hPa available
N-480 High-Precision Kinematic Mirror Mount
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Kinematic mirror mounts with piezo motors

N-480 series miniature motorized kinematic optical mirror mounts are equipped with PI's high precision PiezoMike motors for ultra-high resolution angular adjustments in two tilt axes (θX and θY) down to 0.3 µrad steps. They are available for mirror and optics sizes of 0.5", 1" and 2" diameter. The high precision PiezoMike motors can be computer-controlled and will hold a position with high stability, even when not energized. Manual adjustment of the N-480 two-axis optical kinematic mounts is also possible. These types of tip/tilt mirror mounts are often used in optics research and for laser beam control and beam delivery systems. For high-speed laser beam steering, PI offers piezo flexure steering mirrors and voice-coil steering mirrors.

Piezo motors

Compact, inexpensive inertia drive principle (stick-slip). At rest, the drive is self-locking, requires no current, and does not generate any heat. It holds the position with maximum force.

Alignment of optical components

Stable alignment of optical paths. Long-term positioning stability: High stability at target position, reliable startup even after longer downtimes. High holding force and resolution by combining piezo actuators with mechanical thread translation. Vacuum-compatible versions to 10-6 hPa available.

Specifications

Datasheet

Datasheet N-480

Version / Date
2022-05-25
pdf - 4 MB
Version / Date
2022-05-25
pdf - 4 MB
Version / Date
2018-07-25
pdf - 845 KB

Downloads

Product Note

Product Note

Product Change Notification N-47x.xxx

Version / Date
2020-05-20
pdf - 225 KB
English

Datasheet

Datasheet

Datasheet N-480

Version / Date
2022-05-25
pdf - 4 MB
Version / Date
2022-05-25
pdf - 4 MB
Version / Date
2018-07-25
pdf - 845 KB

Documentation

Documentation

User Manual N480UM0001

Version / Date
1.0.0 2022-02-23
pdf - 2 MB
Version / Date
1.0.0 2022-02-23
pdf - 2 MB
Documentation

Short Instructions MP171EK

PiezoMike Linear Actuators: N-45x / N-47x / N-48x

Version / Date
1.1.0 03/2020
pdf - 1 MB
Version / Date
1.1.0 03/2020
pdf - 1 MB

3-D Models

3-D Models

N-480 3-D model

zip - 7 MB

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