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Adjustment robot for fiber optics assemblies
Author(s): Volker Guyenot; Christian Siebenhaar; Thomas Peschel; A. Gebhardt; Christoph Damm; Gerd Harnisch; Michael Thaut; Mathias Rohde; Bernd Maisenbacher; Bernd Nebendahl; Dennis Barnhart; Klaus Pieper
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Paper Abstract

Precise adjustment of the optical components may be achieved by stepped transfer of momentum via special stroke actuators (impulse hammers), which act onto a pre-stressed fiber- optical component. The motion of the component is controlled by a computer and a measurement device. The present paper discusses theory and experiment of this adjustment method, in particular motion behavior of pushed components under the influence of applied momentum, pre-stressing and frictional forces. Additionally it describes generically the wide application range of this adjustment method. In particular the article describes an innovative, automatic adjustment machine (robot) for the alignment of a single- mode fiber assembly, which was developed by the German Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) in collaboration with Agilent Technologies Inc., a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The achieved adjustment accuracy for the fiber optical assembly is in a low micron range for the focusing motion and in a sub-micron for entering of the optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4771, Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2002, (9 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.482176
Show Author Affiliations
Volker Guyenot, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Christian Siebenhaar, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Thomas Peschel, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
A. Gebhardt, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Christoph Damm, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Gerd Harnisch, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Michael Thaut, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Mathias Rohde, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Bernd Maisenbacher, Agilent Technologies GmbH (Germany)
Bernd Nebendahl, Agilent Technologies GmbH (Germany)
Dennis Barnhart, Agilent Technologies GmbH (Germany)
Klaus Pieper, MAZeT GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4771:
Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2002
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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