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FMPA Active Alignment System: 6-DOF High-Speed Silicon Photonics Alignment Hardware & Software
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP Posted 06/05/2019
High-Speed 12-Axis Automated Silicon Photonics Active Optical Alignment System FMPA. The FMPA (Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment) design is based on a highly specialized digital motion controller (E-712) and a hybrid alignment mechanism to achieve the required long travel ranges without sacrificing stability, resolution or alignment speed. FMPA is implemented in the E-712’s modular firmware to enable fast, simultaneous alignment and tracking of multichannel couplings.