Applications: PI Products for Photonics, Telecommunications, Integrated Optics


PI offers a great variety of innovative solutions for testing and fabrication of MEMs and photonics devices. Products range from automated 6D alignment systems for industrial automation to simple devices for laboratory test setups. Piezo drives make possible rapid scanning with sub-millisecond response.

Applications include automated alignment of collimated fibers or arrays, and test systems for MEMS and multi-channel waveguides. The following shows but a few examples of the system solutions that PI has developed for the photonics market.


Technical Papers
New Linear Ultrasonic Micromotor for Precision Mechatronic Systems
Photonic Alignment: Micro Robotics Speeds Waveguide Production, Improves Quality
High-Speed Photometer and Piezo Scanning Stages Increase Throughput in Alignment, Spectroscopy Applications
Photonic Alignment: Micro Robotic Packaging Automation of Collimated Photonic Devices (6-Axis Robot Alignment System)
Photonics Solutions: Experience
Autofocusing
P-725 PIFOC® Long-Range, High-Speed Nanofocusing Z-Drives
  • PIFOC® Piezo Z-Scanners
  • High Speed Piezo Ceramic Linear Motors
P-725 PIFOC® High-Speed Z-Stack Image Acquisition / Fast Autofocusing Drives
Microscopy Z-Stages / Objective Nanofocusing Systems
PILine® Ultrasonic Piezo Linear Motors for OEMs
Translation Stages with PILine® Ultrasonic Piezo Linear Motors
P-661 High-Speed Miniaturized Piezo Motor
P-652
High-Speed Micro Motor
Nanophotonics, Laser Deposition, Quantum Computing
P-587 6-Axis, Long-Travel Piezo Nanopositioning / Scanning Stage
  • Multi-Axis Nanopositioning Systems
  • Hexapod 6D Systems
Serial Kinematics vs. Parallel Kinematics
Multi-Axis Stages, Parallel Kinematics / Parallel Metrology
Hexapods (6D Parallel Kinematics)
P-563 PIMars XYZ Piezo Scanning- and Nanopositioning Stages
P-615
NanoCube® XYZ Piezo NanoAlignment Systems
M-824 Compact 6-Axis Parallel Kinematics Microrobot
Photonics Packaging, MEMS Positioning/Alignment, Fiber Alignment, Fiber Optic Test Systems
F-206
HexAlign® 6-Axis Precision Alignment System / Manipulator
  • 6D Hexapod Alignment Systems, Parallel Kinematics
  • Ultra-Compact, High Resolution Manual/Motorized X, XY and
    XYZ Translation Stages with Piezo Option
  • 3D Piezo-Driven Nanopositioning Systems
  • Fast Voice-Coil Scanners/Positioners
F-206.S Improved 6-Axis Micro-Hexapod System Now More Affordable
Microrobotics Speeds Waveguide Production, Improves Quality
Microrobotic Packaging Automation of Collimated Photonic Devices
     (6 DOF Hexapod Alignment System)
P-615 NanoCube«: Compact XYZ Piezo Stage NanoAlignment System
     for Microscopy & Photonics Alignment

Micropositioners, Actuators, Piezomotors, Translation & Rotation Stages,
     Hexapods and more...

Hexapods (6D Parallel Kinematics)
Compact Manual / Piezoelectric Hybrid Photonics Alignment Solutions
Compact Motorized / Piezoelectric Hybrid Photonics Alignment Solutions
Multi-Axis Stages, Modular Stages (Serial Kinematics)
Fast Scanning Stages with Voice Coil Drive


M-840
Hexapod 6-Axis-Parallel Kinematics Microrobot
M-110
High-Resolution Micro-Translation Stages
M-105.3P XYZ Hybrid Manual/Piezoelectric Photonics Alignment System
F-130
Compact XYZ Hybrid Motorized/Piezoelectric Photonics Alignment Systems
P-611 NanoCube® XYZ Rapid Photonics NanoAlignment Add-on System
P-611.1 /.2
Modular X and XY Piezo Flexure Nanopositioning Stages
V-106 Long-Travel, High-Dynamics Scanning System with Voice Coil Drives
Fiber Splicer, Fiber Alignment, Fiber Optic Switches
P-810, P-830
Small-Load Open-Loop Piezo Translators
  • Piezo Bender Actuators
  • Piezo Actuators for Positioning Tasks
  • Miniature PZT Actuators
PL022: Smallest Multilayer Piezoelectric Actuator (2x2x2 mm) Ideal for
     Photonics Tuning / Laser Stabilization
Nano-Precision Piezoelectric Actuators / Motorized Actuator Solutions
Small Piezo Stack Actuators With Steel Casing
Bender Actuators / Bimorph Actuators
PL112
PICMA® Multilayer Piezo Bender Actuators
Fiber Stetching/Modulation
PT120
Piezoceramic Tubes
  • Tube Actuators for Fiber Stretching, Compressing, Modulating
PT Series Piezoceramic Tubes
Piezo Tube and Tubular Stack (Ring) Actuators
Fiber Optic Alignment
M-511
Low-Profile, High-Load Translation Stages with Ballscrew Drives
  • Translation Stages
  • Rotation Stages
New Low-Cost Linear-Translation Stage Family Comes in 48 Variations
     from 25 to 300 mm

Micropositioners, Actuators, Piezomotors, Translation & Rotation Stages,
     Hexapods and more...

Translation Stages (DC-Servo, Stepper Motor, Manual)
Rotation Stages
Linear Actuators and Micrometers
M-405
High-Precision Translation Stages with Crossed Roller Bearings
M-037
Rotation Stages with Worm Gear Drive
M-126
Translation Stages with Crossed Roller Bearings
M-235
High Performance Linear Actuators
Laser Beam Switching, Optical Switches, Free Space Communications
S-334
Ultra-Long-Range Piezo Tip/Tilt Mirror
  • Fast Tip/Tilt Mirrors for Optical Beam Switching
S-334 Long-Range Piezo Mirror Scanner / Stabilization Platform Provides
     Higher Resolution, Speed than Galvo Scanners

Fast Steering Mirror, Tip-Tilt Platform & Active Optics Selection Guides
S-340
High-Speed Piezo Tip/Tilt Platforms
Fabry-Perot Filters, Laser Tuning
PL-022
PICMA® Chip Monolithic Multilayer Piezo Actuators
  • Optics Nanopositioning Systems
  • Special Piezoceramics
  • Miniature PZT Actuators
Piezoelectric Ceramics / Piezo Materials
PICMA Chip Monolithic Multilayer Piezo Actuators
PL022: Smallest Multilayer Piezoelectric Actuator (2x2x2 mm) Ideal for
     Photonics Tuning / Laser Stabilization
Fast Steering Mirror, Tip-Tilt Platform & Active Optics Selection Guides
Piezo Ceramic Stacks (without cases): Multilayer (PICMA«), High-Force
     PICA-Actuators, Miniature PZT Actuators

S-316
High-Speed Multi-Axis Tip/Tilt Platforms and Z Positioners
Custom Systems
Active Optics / Steering Mirrors
Writing Fiber Bragg Gratings
P-752
Piezo NanoAutomation® Stages with Direct Metrology
  • Piezo Nanoscanning Stages
  • Piezo Actuators
Piezo Ceramic Stacks (without cases): Multilayer (PICMA«), High-Force
     PICA-Actuators, Miniature PZT Actuators

Closed-Loop Single-Axis Stages with Direct Metrology
P-753 LISA Piezo NanoAutomation® Stages / Actuators with Direct Metrology
P-885 PICMA® High-Performance Monolithic Multilayer Piezo Actuators
* Other standard or custom solutions from PI could be even more suitable for your application. Talk to a PI Applications Engineer.