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Linear Z-Axis Stage Driven by an Amplified Piezo Motor


  • 2 nm Resolution in Open Loop Operation
  • Travel Range: 1100 µm in Open Loop; 800 µm in Closed Loop
  • 300 g Load Capacity

LPSA1

Optional Microscope Slide Holder
(Slide Not Included)

LPS710E

Linear Piezo Stage
with Included Controller

Engraved Arrow Indicates
Direction of Travel

LPSA4

Optional Mounting Plate

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Key Specificationsa
Drive Voltage Range (Max) -25 V to 150 V
Travel Open Loop  1100 µm ± 10%
Closed Loop 800 µm
Resolution Open Loop 2 nm
Closed Loop 6 nm
Accuracy Closed Loop ±0.06% (Over Full Travel Range)
Bidirectional Repeatability Closed Loop ±0.03% (Over Full Travel Range)
Maximum Loadb 300 g (0.66 lbs)
Outer Dimensions
(L x W x H)
130 mm x 28 mm x 30 mm
(5.1" x 1.1" x 1.2")
  • More detailed specifications are available in the Specs tab.
  • The center of mass should be as close as possible to the stage.
Z-Stack Acquisition Stage
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LPS710(/M) Piezo Stage with LPSA1 Slide Holder Mounted on a Rigid Stand Within a Custom Cerna® Microscope
Microscope Slide Piezo Stage
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Two MSP05 Pedestal Posts Used to Horizontally Mount the LPS710 Stage and Fixed Mirror Mount Accessory

Features

  • Long, Piezo-Driven Travel Range
    • 1100 µm When in Open Loop
    • 800 µm When in Closed Loop
  • Paired, High-Precision Controller and Capacitive Feedback Sensors Provide High-Resolution Positioning
    • 2 nm Resolution in Open Loop
    • 6 nm Resolution in Closed Loop
  • Standalone Kinesis® and APT™ Interfaces, ThorImage®LS Integration, and Control via External Voltage
  • Optional Accessories Available for Increased Versatility
    • Microscope Slide Holder for Sample Positioning and Z-Stack Acquisitions
    • Ø7 mm Mirror Mount for Use in Laser Cavities, Interferometers, or Spectrometers
    • Mounting Plate with 3.0 mm Keyway and 8-32 (M4) and 6-32 (M3) Taps

The LPS710E(/M) is a linear, Z-axis stage driven by a mechanically amplified piezo actuator with integrated capacitive position feedback sensor. It is bundled with a matched, factory-calibrated high-precision piezo controller to maximize positioning accuracy. This design is ideal for applications requiring a long, piezo-controlled travel range with submicron repeatability, nanometer positioning resolution, and fast millisecond response and settling times. This includes laser scanning microscopy, spectroscopy, or interferometry. Additionally, an optional slide holder, mirror mount, and mounting plate are available below to increase the versatility of the stage.

The stage is driven by a discrete piezo stack housed within a hardened steel flexure structure that preloads the piezo stack and amplifies its displacement by a factor of approximately 10. This leads to an overall displacement of 800 µm and 1100 µm when in operated in closed and open loop, respectively, and a maximum load capacity of 300 g (0.66 lbs). Built-in capacitive feedback sensors along with our high-precision piezo controller provide 6 nm resolution in closed-loop operation, enabling active compensation for short- and long-term drifts. When used in open loop, the controller will provide an accurate readout of the stage position with a resolution of 2 nm. An engraved arrow on the side of the unit indicates the direction of travel.

The 21.0 mm x 21.0 mm mounting surface on the top of the stage is equipped with four 4-40 (M3) blind mounting holes that are 4.8 mm deep. They can be used to mount our optional slide holder, fixed optic mount accessories, or mounting plate, all seen below, as well as other 4-40 (M3) equipped components.

The base of the stage includes two slots for 1/4"-20 (M6) cap screws and four slots for 4-40 (M3) cap screws that can be used to secure the stage to an optical table or breadboard. In addition, the stage has two bottom- and side-located 4-40 (M3) mounting holes that can be used to secure the stage using our line of mini-series components, as shown in the image above and to the right.

Each stage is shipped with a piezo controller that has been factory calibrated to the specific stage. Piezo control is supported through the included Kinesis and APT GUIs, our ThorImage®LS image acquisition software, an externally supplied control voltage, or the MZF001 Joystick Console (sold separately below). See the Software & External Control tab for more details. The controller offers USB and RS-232 interfaces for computer control; a BNC input for the addition of sine, sawtooth, and square wave drive signals; a BNC output that gives either positioning feedback from the scanner's built-in capacitive sensors or a signal proportional to the piezo drive voltage; and a connector for the MZF001 joystick. In addition, a DB15 connector provides signals that can be used for synchronization with external equipment.

Piezo Stage Specifications
Open-Loop Travel Range (-25 V to 150 V) 1100 µm ± 10%
Closed-Loop Travel Range 800 µm
Open-Loop Resolution 2 nm
Closed-Loop Resolution 6 nm
Maximum Loada 300 g (0.66 lbs)
Feedback Transducer Type Capacitive
Resonant Frequency (15 g Load) Primary: 185 Hz ± 15%
Secondary: 115 Hz ± 15%
Pull Force (Increasing Voltage) 55 N ±15%
Push Force (Decreasing Voltage) 45 N ±15%
Accuracy
(Closed Loop - Over Full Travel Range)
±0.06%
Bidirectional Repeatability
(Closed Loop - Over Full Travel Range)
±0.03%
Angular Error
(Closed Loop - Over Full Travel Range)
±40 µrad
Stiffness 0.1 N/µm ±20%
Capacitance 16 µF ± 15%
Cable Length 2 m (6' 7")
Connector Male 15-Way Mixed Signal
Combination D-Sub
Dimensionsb 130 mm x 28 mm x 30 mm
(5.1" x 1.1" x 1.2")
Dimensions (Excluding Mounting Plate) 130 mm x 28 mm x 28.5 mm
(5.1" x 1.1" x 1.12")
Weightc 180 g (0.40 lbs)
Operating Temperature Range 5 to 40 °C
  • Center of mass should be as close as possible to the stage for best performance.
  • Height is given at the stage's mid travel location. When fully extended or powered off, the height of the stage will be 30.4 mm. The stage is designed such that the mounting surface will always remain above the top surface of the housing.
  • Does not include cable.
Controller Specifications
Piezoelectric Output
Drive Voltage Range -25 V to +150 V
Drive Voltage Stability 100 ppm over 24 Hours
(After 30-Minute Warm-Up)
Drive Voltage Noise <0.5 mV (RMS)a
Output Current 150 mA
External Input (BNC)
Input Voltage Rangeb -10 V to +10 V
Input Voltage for Full Range 10 V DC ± 2%
Input Impedance 10 kΩ
Absolute Maximum Input Voltage ±20 VDC
External Output (BNC)
Output Voltage Range 0 V to +10 V Nominal for Full Range
(Output can Swing Negative in Certain Scenarios)
Output Impedance 100 Ω
Minimum Recommended Output Impedance 10 kΩ
Physical Specifications
Input Powerc Input Voltage 24 VDC ± 5%
Input Current <2 A
Dimensions 205.0 mm x 147.0 mm x 68.3 mm
(8.07" x 5.79" x 2.69")
Weight 1.65 kg (3.63 lbs)
Operating Temperature Range 5 to 40 °C
  • Measurement Bandwidth: 20 Hz - 100 kHz
  • The drive voltage or displacement that is determined by the input voltage is added to the value that is set in the Kinesis or APT GUI. See the Software & External Control tab for details.
  • A region-specific power supply is included with the LPS710E.
PPC001 Controller Back Panel
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Back Panel of PPC001 Piezo Controller
Information on the connectors is available in the Pin Diagrams tab.
PPC001 Piezo Controller Front Panel
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Front Panel of PPC001 Piezo Controller
In the software, the front panel LEDs can be set to three intensities: full, dim, or off. The dim mode, shown above, is the default setting.

Piezo Stage Accuracy
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The positioning accuracy of the LPS710E piezo stage is provided over a range of target positions. In this test the stage is being operated in closed loop. A target position is set and a position error is found. Both forward and backward directional movements are measured. A Renishaw XL-80 laser interferometer was used to obtain this data.

Piezo Stage Hysteresis
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The displacement response of the LPS710E piezo stage to applied voltage is plotted above. In these tests, the voltage was first increased from 0 V to 150 V, then decreased to -25 V, and finally returned to 0 V. The initial and final positions are offset slightly due to hysteresis. A Renishaw XL-80 laser interferometer was used to obtain this data.

Polarization Window, Straight vs. Coiled
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The resonant frequency of the LPS710E piezo stage as a function of the applied load is plotted above. Linear resonance occurs when the mounted load is symmetric with respect to the top mounting hole, or "on axis". Angular resonance occurs when a load is mounted asymmetrically with respect to the top mounting hole, or "off axis." To minimize angular resonance modes, keep the load's center of mass as close to the top mounting hole as possible.

LPS710E stage displacement
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The positioning behavior of the LPS710E was measured over time. In this test the stage is being controlled by Thorlabs' APT™ software and set to Jog at 0.1 µm intervals. The stage is being operated in closed loop, around the mid-range of travel (400 µm), and with a 14 g load mounted. A Renishaw XL-80 laser interferometer was used to obtain this data.

Software

APT Version 3.21.4

The APT Software Package includes a GUI for control of the stage.

Also Available:

  • Communications Protocol

Software Download

Software

Kinesis Version 1.14.19

The Kinesis Software Package includes a GUI for control of the stage.

Also Available:

  • Communications Protocol

Software Download

Capture Setup Tab in ThorImageLS
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Z Control Panel from ThorImage®LS Capture Setup Tab

Capture Tab in ThorImageLS
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Fast Z Panel from ThorImageLS Capture Tab

The stage can be driven using the included standalone Kinesis® GUI, the legacy APT™ GUI, our ThorImage®LS software for Bergamo® II and confocal microscopes, an externally supplied control voltage, or the MZF001 Joystick Console. In addition, a DB15 connector provides signals that can be used for synchronization with external equipment. Complete details on control are available in the LPS710E manual for Kinesis and APT (PDF links).

Open-Loop Operation vs. Closed-Loop Operation
There are two operating modes for positioning the stage: open loop and closed loop. In open-loop operation, which supports a travel range of 1100 µm ± 10%, the user controls the piezo drive voltage (in V). The applied drive voltage corresponds to some amount of stage displacement. For piezoelectric materials, this displacement does not depend linearly on the applied voltage: it exhibits nonlinearity and hysteresis. It is therefore not straightforward to position the stage by choosing the drive voltage. The stage's controller and built-in capacitive feedback sensors measure the stage displacement with 2 nm resolution in open-loop operation.

In closed-loop operation, which supports a travel range of 800 µm, the user directly controls the stage displacement (in µm). The built-in capacitive feedback sensors measure the stage displacement with 6 nm resolution in closed-loop operation.

Piezo Objective Scanner GUI
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Kinesis® GUI Panel
Piezo Objective Scanner GUI
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APT™ GUI Panel
Piezo Objective Scanner GUI
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APT Loop Tuning tab.

Standalone Kinesis and APT GUIs
The Kinesis and APT GUIs support both open- and closed-loop operation. The piezo drive voltage or stage displacement can be directly typed in, changed by dragging the output knob (APT only), or incremented or decremented in fixed, user-defined amounts.

In addition, the GUIs enable manual PID loop tuning. The default settings are designed to provide stable operation, but manually fine tuning the PID loop and notch filters helps account for the specific objects mass in use in the experiment, reducing positional overshoots and ringing about the commanded objective position.

Screenshots are shown to the left.

ThorImageLS Image Acquisition Software
ThorImageLS supports closed-loop operation. It allows the movement of the stage to be controlled from the same interface as Thorlabs' Bergamo II and confocal microscopes, greatly simplifying experimental integration. For convenience, controls for the stage are found in both the Capture Setup and Capture tabs. Screenshots are shown to the right.

The ThorImageLS software works in conjunction with the Kinesis GUI, so the settings for the IO Control Mode should be set to 'Software + External BNC' before controlling the stage.

Externally Supplied Control Voltage
In this mode, the stage supports both open- and closed-loop operation. The voltage is applied using the external input BNC connector on the controller. The drive voltage or stage displacement that is determined by the input voltage is added to the value that is set in the APT GUI. If this sum would result in a drive voltage outside the -25 V to +150 V range, those limits will not be exceeded.

The external input BNC connector is typically used with sine, sawtooth, or square drive signals. The maximum frequency of the signal that should be applied depends upon the waveform. For large periodic waveforms (i.e., sine waves that provide >200 µm of total displacement), the recommended drive frequencies are:

  • ≤40 Hz for Loads up to 50 g
  • ≤30 Hz for Loads from 50 g to 150 g
  • ≤20 Hz for Loads from 150 g to 300 g

For staircase waveforms with step sizes up to 50 µm, the minimum time between steps can be as small as the 25 ms typical settling time.

MZF001 Joystick Console
The joystick supports closed-loop operation. It provides intuitive, tactile, hand-operated control of the stage position. The rate of change of the position is set by a rate potentiometer knob.

DB15 Connector
For photostimulation, electrophysiology, and optogenetics applications, the DB15 connector on the controller provides several electrical signals that can be used to synchronize the movement of the piezo stage with other equipment, such as multiphoton imaging lasers, patch clamp electrodes, and LED light sources. Details on this connector are available in Appendix A.2 of the Kinesis and APT manuals (PDF links).

Piezo Controller Pin Diagrams

Stage Connector

Stage Controller Connector

Pin Description Pin Description
1 HV Ground (Return) 8 HV Ground (Return)
2 Not Used 9 Not Used
3 Not Used 10 Stage IDb
4 Sine Wave Drive Output 11 Low Voltage Ground
5 Not Used 12 Low Voltage Ground
6 +15 V (Preamp Supply)a 13 Piezo ID (Legacy Stages)b
7 Low Voltage Ground 14 Position Sense Input
(Strain Gauge)
Coaxial
Male
Position Sense Input
(Capacitive)
15 -15 V (Preamp Supply)a
Coaxial
Female
HV Output
  • Power supply for the piezo actuator feedback circuit. Do not use this pin to drive any other circuits or devices.
  • This signal is applicable only to Thorlabs actuators. It enables the system to identify the piezo extension associated with the actuator.

User Connectora

Female DB15

User

Pin Description Return Pin Description Return
1 Digital Output 1 5, 9, 10 9 Digital Ground -
2 Digital Output 2 5, 9, 10 10 Digital Ground -
3 Digital Output 3 5, 9, 10 11 For Future Use
(Trigger Out)
5, 9, 10
4 Digital Output 4 5, 9, 10 12 For Future Use
(Trigger In)b
5, 9, 10
5 Digital Ground - 13 Digital Input 4 5, 9, 10
6 Digital Input 1 5, 9, 10 14 5 V Supply Output 5, 9, 10
7 Digital Input 2 5, 9, 10 15 5 V Supply Output 5, 9, 10
8 Digital Input 3 5, 9, 10
  • Details on this connector are available in Appendix A.2 of the manual (PDF link).
  • This pin effectively replicates the function of the Closed Loop button on the front panel. The unit can be switched between open-loop and closed-loop operation by connecting an external, normally-open button between this pin and ground. A 5 V TTL signal can also be used.

Computer Control via RS-232

Male DB9

9Pin DIN Male

Pin Description Pin Description
1 Not Connected 6 Not Connected
2 RX (Controller Input) 7 Not Connected
3 TX (Controller Output) 8 Not Connected
4 Not Connected 9 Not Connected
5 Ground

Computer Control via USB

Female Type B USB

DB9 Female

External Input

BNC Female

BNC Female

Input Voltage: -10 V to +10 V
Input Impedance: 10 kΩ

External Output

BNC Female

BNC Female

Output Voltage: 0 V to +10 V
Output Impedance: 100 Ω
Minimum Recommended
Output Impedance: 10 kΩ

Joystick Connector

Female Mini DIN

Handset Connector
Pin Description Pin Description
1 RX (Controller Input) 4 +5 V, 100 mA Supply for Joystick
2 Ground 5 TX (Controller Output)
3 Ground 6 Ground
LPS710E Shipping List
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Items Included with LPS710E(/M) (North American Power Cord Shown)

Item # LPS710E(/M) consists of the following:

  • LPS710 or LPS710/M Stage
  • PPC001 Piezo Controller
  • Power Supply with Region-Specific Power Cord
  • USB Cable for Computer Connections
  • Storage Case with Slots for Stage and All Optional Accessories

A microscope slide holder, mirror mount, mounting plate, and joystick console are available separately. The box that houses the LPS710 stage has an insert for the microscope slide holder, mirror mount, and mounting plate.


Posted Comments:
petermarkwell  (posted 2018-03-29 12:21:33.01)
Hi I'm looking to possibly purchase this as part of uni project. I want to know if travel distance can be lowered to for example 250um and resonant frequency can be lowered to for example 10Hz?
YLohia  (posted 2018-03-30 05:13:52.0)
Response from Yashasvi at Thorlabs USA: Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. The travel distance can be chosen in the GUI settings to values much lower than 250µm, so you will be able to select your positioning with very high precision. The resonance frequency of a piezo is a physical value that cannot controlled by software setting; it requires changing the dimensions and layer design of the piezo stack. The value can be changed by adjusting the load on the piezo, with an increase in weight equating to a lower resonance frequency. We suggest limiting the weight to a maximum of roughly 3N for this stage (LPS710E). Please note that we do not recommend operating piezos at resonance as this produces significant heat build-up, which can quickly destroy the piezo.

Linear, Z-Axis Piezo Stage

LPS710E Mechanical Diagram
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LPS710(/M) Mechanical Diagram
  • Includes All Items Shown in Shipping List Tab
  • Optional Accessories Available Below

The LPS710(/M) Piezo Stage and PPC001 Piezo Controller are sold as Item # LPS710E(/M) in a matched, factory-calibrated pair. Each is labeled with an identical serial number. It is not recommended to operate the piezo stage with a different controller.

For large periodic waveforms (i.e., sine waves that provide >200 µm of total displacement), the recommended drive frequencies are:

  • ≤40 Hz for Loads up to 50 g
  • ≤30 Hz for Loads from 50 g to 150 g
  • ≤20 Hz for Loads from 150 g to 300 g
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LPS710E Support Documentation
LPS710EPiezo Stage and Paired Controller, 1100 µm Travel , 4-40 Mounting Taps
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LPS710E/M Support Documentation
LPS710E/MPiezo Stage and Paired Controller, 1100 µm Travel , M3 Mounting Taps
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Optional Microscope Slide Holder

Microscope Slide Piezo Stage
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LPS710 Shown with the LPSA1 Slide Holder and Microscope Slide
Z-Stack Acquisition Stage
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LPS710 Stage with LPSA1 Mounted on an MLS203-1 XY Fast-Scanning Stage
  • Mounts to LPS710(/M) Stage Using Included Countersunk Screws
  • Holds 2.88" to 3.00" Long Microscope Slides up to 0.055" Thick and 1" Wide
  • Retractable Tension Mount for Easy Slide Attachment or Removal
  • Ideal for High-Speed Z-Stack Acquisition and Laser Scanning Microscopy

The LPSA1(/M) Microscope Slide Holder is designed to mount directly to the LPS710(/M) Amplified Piezo Stage; the pair is ideal for high-speed Z-stack acquisitions and laser scanning microscopy. It is compatible with microscope slides or test targetsas well as any rectangular optic from 2.88" (73.1 mm) to 3.00" (76.5 mm) long and up to 0.055" (1.4 mm) thick and 1.00" (25.4 mm) wide.

Two 4-40 (M3) countersunk cap screws are included to attach the slide holder to the mounting surface of the LPS710 Stage. Once attached, a slide can be placed into the holder by retracting the red, spring-loaded plunger, as shown in the image to the far right. Please note that the slide holder does not have any through ports and therefore should not be used for transmitted light microscopy.

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Optional Mirror Mount and Protected Silver Mirror

Silver Coated Mirror
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PF03-03-P01 Ø7 mm Mirror
Microscope Slide Piezo Stage
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LPS710 Shown with the LPSA5 Mirror Mount and Glued-In PF03-03-P01 Mirror
  • Mounts to LPS710(/M) Stage Using Included Countersunk Screws
  • Fixed Mount Designed to Accommodate Ø7 mm Mirrors
  • Glue-In Design and Recessed Mounting Cell for Minimal Optic Distortion

The LPSA5(/M) Glue-In Fixed Optic Mount features a recessed optic cell that allows optics to be glued in place. It is designed to be lightweight (~3 g) and compact so that the stage can operate at higher frequencies. The adhesive optic mounting method ensures minimal optic surface distortion, providing optimum performance for sensitive applications such as interferometry or laser cavity construction. The mount is designed to hold a Ø7 mm Mirror, such as the PF03-03-P01 protected silver mirror provided below. We recommend Norland Optical Adhesive 61 (Item # NOA61, available below) for gluing optics to this mount.

Two 4-40 (M3) countersunk cap screws are included to attach the LPSA5 to the mounting surface of the LPS710 Stage, as shown in the above image.

Mirror Specifications
Item # Diameter Thickness Reflectance
(Average)
Reflectance Plot Substrate Surface Flatness Surface Quality Parallelism Clear Aperture
12° AOI 45° AOI
PF03-03-P01 7 mm (0.28")
+0.0 mm / -0.1 mm
2.0 mm (0.08")
±0.2 mm
>97.5% for 450 nm - 2 µm
>96% for 2 - 20 µm
Fused Silica λ/10 @ 633 nm 40-20 Scratch-Dig <3 arcmin >90% of Diameter
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PF03-03-P01 Support Documentation
PF03-03-P01Ø7.0 mm Protected Silver Mirror
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LPSA5/M Support Documentation
LPSA5/MØ7 mm Mirror Mount for Amplified Piezo Stage, Metric
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Optional Mounting Plate

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Item #QtyDescription
LPS710E1Piezo Stage and Paired Controller, 1100 µm Travel , 4-40 Mounting Taps
LPSA41Mounting Plate for Amplified Piezo Stage, 8-32 and 6-32 Taps
HCS2091M9-Threaded Thin-Profile Aspheric Lens Flexure Stage Mount
A110TM1f = 6.24 mm, NA = 0.40, Mounted Rochester Aspheric Lens, Uncoated

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Item #QtyDescription
LPS710E/M1Piezo Stage and Paired Controller, 1100 µm Travel , M3 Mounting Taps
LPSA4/M1Mounting Plate for Amplified Piezo Stage, M4 and M3 Taps
HCS2091M9-Threaded Thin-Profile Aspheric Lens Flexure Stage Mount
A110TM1f = 6.24 mm, NA = 0.40, Mounted Rochester Aspheric Lens, Uncoated

Fiber alignment accessories such as the HCS209 lens mount can be mounted onto the LPS710 using the LPSA4.
  • Mounts to LPS710(/M) Stage Using Included 4-40 (M3) Cap Screws
  • Two Crossed 3 mm Wide Central Keyways for Mounting Fiber Alignment Accessories
  • Eight 6-32 (M3) Taps for Clamps and Mounting Cleats
  • Four 8-32 (M4) Taps for General Mounting

The LPSA4(/M) Top Plate features two 3 mm wide central keyways in a crossed pattern to allow for rapid configuration when using our fiber alignment accessories, making this plate ideal for fiber launch applications. This plate can be secured onto the LPS710(/M) by inserting the included 4-40 (M3) cap screws into the counterbored through holes. By raising the deck height to approximately 62.5 mm using our post assemblies, the piezo stage and mounting plate can be used with our 3-axis Nanomax™, Microblock™, and Rollerblock™ stages, aiding in fiber alignment applications. Fiber alignment accessories can be secured to the plate by utilizing mounting cleats on two of the eight 6-32 (M3) taps, as seen as to the right. Four 8-32 (M4) mounting taps are available for additional mounting applications. 

Please note that the weight of the mounting plate (20 g) and mounted components should not exceed the weight capacity of the LPS710(/M), 300 g.

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UV-Curing Optical Adhesive

Recommended Optical Adhesive
NOA61 is recommended because of its excellent glass-metal adhesion and low-stress mounting. However, other UV-curing adhesives are available that provide faster curing times or greater flexibility for environments with large temperature fluctuations. Please see our complete presentation for details.

  • Low Shrinkage (1.5%) and Low Stress
  • Strong Glass-Metal Bond is Ideal for Use with Optics
  • Recommended UV Curing Intensity >2 mW/cm2 @ 365 nm

The NOA61 Optical Adhesive is a clear, one-part adhesive that contains no solvents. When exposed to UV light, it gels in seconds and cures fully in minutes to give a tough resilient bond. It has been optimized to adhere optical glass to metal with very little stress. To cure this optical adhesive, it must be exposed to UV light. Thorlabs offers a UV curing system that provides an intensity up to 600 mW/cm2.

NOA61 optical adhesive is designed to give the best possible bond to glass surfaces and may be polished after curing. It meets Federal Specification MIL-A-3920 for optical adhesives and is approved for use on all government contracts specifying such adhesives. This adhesive has excellent adhesion to metal, fiberglass and glass-filled plastic.

Shelf Life
These UV-curing adhesives have a shelf life of approximately 8 months. This time frame begins on the date the epoxy was packaged at the manufacturer. Upon receipt by the end user, Thorlabs guarantees that the remaining shelf life will be at least 3 months.

Item # Adhesion Viscosity @ 25 °C na Tensile Strength Shore D
Hardness
Net
Weightb
Glass Metal Plastic
NOA61 Excellent Excellent Fair 300 CPS 1.56 3,000 psi 85 1 ± 0.07 oz
(28 ± 2 g)
  • Index of Refraction
  • Net Weight is the intrinsic weight of the product itself, not including the weight of the packaging or other materials.
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Joystick Console

The MZF001 Joystick Console provides intuitive, tactile, hand-operated control of the LPS710(/M) stage position. The rate of change of the position is set by the rate potentiometer knob on the left, enabling either quick or high-precision movement. It is encased in an anodized aluminum housing and measures 22.8 cm x 13.3 cm x 66.3 cm (9.0" x 5.2" x 2.6").
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MZF001Single-Axis Joystick Console
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