FiberBench Optic Mounts
The Wall Plates can be attached to the sides of a FiberBench using the two included 8-32 mounting screws. The HCA3 and HCA3-SM1 are commonly used to mount FiberPorts to FiberBenches using the four included 2-56 screws (see image to the right). While the HCA3 offers a counterbored hole, the HCA3-SM05 and HCA3-SM1 feature our SM05 (0.535"-40) or SM1 (1.035"-40) thread standard, respectively. The HCA3-SM1 is also commonly used with other SM1-threaded devices such as Thorlabs' Photodetectors.
The FT-MMAC is ideal for mounting mirror mounts (or any 8-32 threaded mount) to the side of our FiberBenches. The FT-MMAC comes with all the screws necessary to mount it to the bench (two 8-32 shoulder screws) and to the mirror mount (one 8-32 and one M4). The FT-MMAC can be used to mount our KS05 (as shown in the picture to the right), a KM05, KMS, or KMSS mirror mount. Additionally, users can mount one of our VH1 v-clamps with this versatile adapter.
Thorlabs' FBA (/M) FiberBench Adapter Mounts can be used to secure compatible FiberBench accessories to Ø1/2" Posts. The FBA can be mounted to a Ø1/2" post via the 8-32 (M4) tapped hole that goes through the center of the adapter. This freedom to mount individual pieces to a post gives the user the option of using the compact FiberBench accessories for free space applications.
The adapter is designed to be compatible with FiberBench accessories that have two steel dowel pins on their underside. These pins fit into the receiving holes on the adapter, and the 2-56 setscrew on the side of the adapter can be used to lock the FiberBench accessory in position.
The RCB rotating mount can hold optics between Ø8 mm and Ø12.7 mm and enables rotation of the optic through 360o with a resolution of 1.5o. The application shot to the right shows our Polarization Controller Kit, which incorporates three of these rotation mounts. Please contact FiberBench@Thorlabs.com for custom rotation mounts with other optics or wave plates.
The FBS05 lens tube mount can hold Ø1/2" lens tubes at a beam height of 0.56" (14.2 mm) and enables the incorporation of Ø1/2" optical elements into the FiberBench system. A Ø1/2" lens tube can slip into the FBS05 and then be locked in place with the nylon-tipped 8-32 setscrew located at the top of the mount. The two dowel pins on the mount easily fit into the receiving holes on any of our Single-Axis or Multi-Axis FiberBenches.
The FT-SM05 optics mount is designed to hold Ø1/2" optics (ND filters, diffusers, colored filters, and the VRC2D05 alignment disk) while maintaining the appropriate beam height when placed on a FiberBench. It features our standard SM05 thread (0.535"-40).
These flexure bases are designed so that various optical elements (such as 5 mm polarizing or non-polarizing beamsplitter cubes) can be mounted onto a FiberBench while maintaining the appropriate beam height. The base allows for tip, tilt, and rotational adjustment for precision beam alignment and steering control. In addition, it is available with either a vertical or horizontal pin orientation, thus ensuring that the adjustment screws do not interfere with the beam path. Please see the Pin Configuration Tab above for more details.
This mount secures our Free-Space Isolators with an outer diameter of 0.87" to our FiberBench series, aligning the optical axis with the isolator. The mount is compatible with all of our FiberBenches.
The HCB Static Mounting Base allows a user-supplied optic to be secured to the top surface with epoxy and then inserted at the correct height into a FiberBench setup. Once inserted into the receiving holes of the FiberBench , the distance from the top surface of the platform to the point at which the source beam will strike the optic is approximately 1.5 mm. The figure to the right shows Thorlabs' PBB Polarizer attached to the HCB base.
The FT-EOMA is a mounting bracket used to mount an Electro-Optic (EO) Modulator onto a FiberBench. The length of the bench needs to be at least 70 mm in the direction you wish to mount the modulator. Incorporation of the optional EO Modulator optic mount and polarizer (EO-GTH5M) will require a longer FiberBench. The Linear Polarizer modules are well suited for use with an EO Modulator in a FiberBench System. The application picture to the right shows an EO Modulator with an FT-38X100 Multi-Axis FiberBench, one PCB Linear Polarizer, and two PAF FiberPorts.
The UCB Universal Component Base is designed to secure a square optic, while maintaining the appropriate beam height, for use in a FiberBench system. Optics up to 15 mm thick can be secured into place using two nylon thumbscrews.