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This page is a compilation of all of Thorlabs' SM2 (2.035"-40) threaded translation mounts in order to allow for the quick selection of a translation mount if SM2 threading is a primary requirement. Thorlabs also has similar compilations of SM threaded translation mounts for Ø1/2" (12.7 mm) and Ø1" (25 mm) optics. If SM threading is not a primary requirement for the translation mount, consider using the manual or motorized translation mount navigation menus.
This mount utilizes two M3 x 0.25 fine adjustment screws to provide ±1 mm of travel along both axes perpendicular to the optical axis. These adjuster screws provide 250 µm of travel per revolution and include a 5/64" hex socket on the back-end of each screw. This enables the use of a hex key, which will provide a better feel than the thumb screw knob when making small incremental movements. The mounting bore for the optic is SM2 (2.035"-40) threaded, which makes the mount compatible with SM2 lens tubes and other SM2-threaded components. The optic is held in the mount using the included SM2RR retaining ring.
Please note that the moving SM2-threaded world may be manually rotated and may also rotate during translation.
The CXY2 XY Translator provides ±2 mm of travel perpendicular to the optical axis in a 60 mm cage system. The moveable carriage is internally SM2 (2.035"-40) threaded and accepts Ø2" optics up to 0.59" (15.0 mm) thick when secured using the included SM2RR retaining ring. Thicker optics can be mounted into an SM2 lens tube, which then may be attached to the front of the translator. The fixed backside is also SM2 threaded to allow SM2 lens tubes to be attached. While the mount features a non-rotating center carriage, the mount does feature horizontal and vertical tick marks to ensure proper alignment of the moveable carriage.
The SPT2 Slip Plate Positioner is designed to provide coarse XY positioning of Ø2" optical components within our 60 mm cage assembly system. The SM2-threaded bore can mount optics up to 0.30" (7.6 mm) thick using two SM2RR retaining rings (included). This design provides manual adjustments of ±2 mm of travel and is best utilized in conjunction with an alignment laser to monitor the centricity. The images below detail how to adjust and lock the SPT2.
6-Axis Kinematic Mount Usage
The K6X2 6-Axis Kinematic Optic Mount is designed as a general-purpose, high-precision positioner. The optic cell can be translated along or rotated about 6 axes, and each axis has a locking screw for stability. The mount uses 1/4"-80 adjuster screws for pitch, yaw, and z-axis adjustment, and 3/16"-100 adjuster screws for x- and y-axis adjustment.
The translating cell has SM2 (2.035"-40) threading for attaching Ø2" lens tubes or mounting Ø2" (50 mm) optics up to 0.53" (13.4 mm) thick using the included SM2RR Retaining Ring, which can be tightened using an SPW604 Spanner Wrench (sold separately). In testing, the X and Y axes of the K6X2 caused less than ±35 µm of crosstalk.