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New DAli 3: Latest in automated alignment for fibre optics and waveguides

E2300SQ500The Elliot Scientific DAli 3 is the latest version of our popular automated photonic device alignment system for the following applications:

•  Fibre-to-laser diode alignment
•  Fibre-to-waveguide alignment
•  Fibre-to-fibre coupling
•  Fibre array-to-device alignment
•  Compensation for epoxy drift during pigtailing
•  Compensation for drift during long-term characterisation
•  Simultaneous alignment of input & output fibers (or arrays) to waveguide device

A typical DAli 3 system now consists of our new 3-channel E1100 piezo controller, the USB-equipped DAli 3 interface, and a PC or laptop for driving the easy to use software. Although designed to complement the piezo-driven versions of the Elliot Gold™ Series range of flexure stages, it is also suited to other piezo devices working on 0 to 150 volts.

DAli 3 incorporates the latest in electronics and uses complex software algorithms to quickly deliver precision automated alignment. It does this by locating and optimising an optical feedback signal derived from the components being aligned. It then adjusts their relative position to optimise the signal and therefore their accurate alignment.

The software and hardware package includes many features to enhance use, while also providing the necessary flexibility to allow it to be incorporated into a wide range of photonic alignment tasks for development, test and production applications.

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EXFO makes optical fibre inspection smarter

A dirty and/or damaged optical fibre is a common and avoidable problem, and EXFO’s intelligent fibre inspection solutions are designed to simplify and speed this task. Proper connector inspection is an essential best practice.

The solution comprises an inspection probe linked to a display platform. The former provides a crisp magnified digital image of connector endfaces, over a WiFi or USB connection, to a handheld test set with display for combined applications, a modular platform for advanced multitesting, a PC or laptop for labs, or even an Android™ smartphone or tablet for even more flexibility. Special analysis software helps ensure connectors and adaptors are clean and free of any defect, removing the risk of misinterpretation.

The EXFO FIP-400 series probes deliver a variety of functions depending on model chosen and display platform used. For more information on options and specifications, please contact us.

EXFO also offer Power Meters, Variable Attenuators, and Light Sources within their Handheld and Benchtop Instrument Ranges.


New Model 372 AC Resistance Bridge/Temperature Controller

372blogLake Shore is now offering their new Model 372 AC Resistance Bridge/Temperature Controller for experiments requiring precise and accurate AC resistance measurements.

The Model 372 has a number of improvements in design and performance for greater accuracy when making temperature measurements at very low temperatures. The streamlined front-panel keypad interface and a customisable front display along with control, configuration, and monitoring software, make the Model 372 easy to use no matter what the application.

Monitor and frequency reference outputs for direct connection to external devices or equipment are supplemented with Ethernet, USB, and IEEE-488.2 connectivity. (LabVIEW™ drivers are available)

To complement the new controller, Lake Shore have also introduced the Model 3726 scanner option designed for connecting up to 16 ultra-low temperature measurement points. With lower input noise and DC bias current, the new scanner takes full advantage of the performance improvements built into the Model 372 and offers superior performance to previous generations.

Contact us now for pricing and delivery information.