Piezoelectric Kinematic Mounts & Systems
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The KC1-PZ and KC1-T-PZ piezo-actuated kinematic mirror mounts are based on our popular KC1 kinematic mount for Ø1" mirrors and KC1-T SM1-threaded kinematic mount for Ø1" optics, respectively. Coarse adjustment is provided by 1/4"-80 lead screws, while fine control of both translation and the angle of the front plate is controlled by piezoelectric stacks. The KC1-T-PZ can hold Ø1" mirrors less than 5 mm thick. In contrast, since the KC1-PZ uses a setscrew to secure the mirror's position, the minimum optical thickness it can accommodate is 0.12" (3 mm). Three cables are included to connect the mount to a piezo driver. The drawing above shows the location of the cable connections and the corresponding actuator. These mounts can be driven with a 0 - 150 V signal; voltages outside this range may damage the piezo elements.
Note: While threaded optics and lens tubes can be attached to the KC1-T-PZ, increasing the distance between the pivot points of the mount and the reflective surface of the mirror is generally undesirable, as this will amplify movement.
The PZ630 and PZ631 are pre-configured, piezo-based, kinematic systems that bundle our KC1-PZ or KC1-T-PZ piezo-actuated kinematic mirror with our MDT693A three-channel piezo driver and all of the required cables. The MDT693A has a switch-selectable input voltage of 115 or 230 V and is shipped with a U.S. power cord.
The ASM003 mirror mount has a Ø6.0 mm (Ø0.24") clear aperture, is designed to accept Ø7.0 mm (Ø0.28") optics up to 2.5 mm (0.10") thick, and comes with one Ø7.0 mm silver-coated mirror.