FSM: Active Optics / Piezo-Driven High-Dynamics Steering Mirrors Overview

2-Axis Tip/Tilt Mirrors

Single-Axis Steering Mirrors

3-Axis Tip/Tilt Mirrors

High Speed Phase Shifters

Nanofocusing / Scanning Drives

Z/Tip/Tilt Stages

Piezoceramic Tubes

Piezo Stack Acuators

Piezo Controllers
Active Optics / Piezo Steering Mirrors Introduction
PI offers a wide range of ultra-fast piezo-driven piezo tip/tilt platforms and scanners (steering mirrors, beam deflectors, phase shifters) specially designed for active and adaptive optics applications in industry and research.

Piezo-drives are faster than voice-coils, galvos and other actuators and offer higher resolution. The PI systems can perform optical beam steering over ranges of up to 100 mrad, have extremely low response times (milliseconds to microseconds) and resolutions in the nanoradian range. They are ideal for dynamic operation (e.g. tracking, scanning, drift and vibration cancellation) as well as static positioning of optics and samples.

Product Information
 Fast Tip/Tilt Platform Products
     (Selection Guide)

 Experience / Custom Systems
 Features & Advantages, Applications
     of Fast Steering Mirrors

 Active Optics in Astronomical Telescopes
 Cables, Connectors and Adaptors
 Datasheet Notes / Explanation

Background Information
Steering Mirror Fundamentals
Test and Calibration—Nanometrology

Paper on Pixel-Sub-Stepping / Image
     Resolution Enhancement

Reasons for Choosing PI
 Technical Notes (Product Specifications)
 Reference List: Recommended Controllers
 Technical Papers
 Markets / Applications for PI Products
 Piezo University: Designing with Piezoelectrics
Groundbreaking Technologies from PI

Catalog Downloads (PDF)
 Piezo Tilt Platforms (Steering Mirrors) Catalog
 Piezo Nanopositioning Systems Catalog
 Piezo Actuator Catalog
 Piezo Motors Catalog
 Piezo Driver/Controller Catalog
 Piezo Actuator Tutorial
 Piezo Assemblies Catalog
 Piezoelectric Materials Catalog
Complete PI Catalog (20 MB)