Piezo Stage, 3-axis Controller offer nanometer resolution.

Press Release Summary:

Available in X/XY/XYZ configurations, NPX linear stages use frictionless guide design. Multi-axis XY and XYZ devices utilize parallel motion principle, ensuring parallel and straight motion up to 400 micron travel. Mounted between microscope and objectives, NPO NanoFocusing stages allow up to 250 micron focusing range. NPA Translators can generate forces up to 1,000 N, while PSM Ultrafast Piezo Steering Mirror provides sub-microradian resolution, tip, tilt, and z-motion for optics.

Original Press Release:

Newport Announces the New Line of NanoPositioning Products

Irvine, CA - February 2, 2009 - Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in lasers and photonics solutions, announces a new line of robust NanoPositioning Piezo stages and a 3-axis controller/driver. The product family offers highly reliable, multi-layer, low-voltage piezoelectric transducers and delivers nanometer resolution with fast response time. Available with high resolution strain gage position sensors for highly accurate and repeatable motion, the new NanoPositioning products will be applied in areas such as microscopy, imaging, lithography, interferometry, surface profilometry, laser tuning, and beam steering.

The NPX linear stages are available in X, XY, and XYZ configurations. The multi-axis XY and XYZ devices utilize an advanced parallel motion principle that ensures perfect parallel and straight motion, up to 400 micron travel. These stages are also maintenance-free due to the frictionless guide design. Typical applications include optical delay lines, interferometers, laser lithography, and scanning microscopy.

The NPO NanoFocusing stages are mounted between the microscope and the objectives. The stages allow up to 250 micron focusing range and are compatible with most microscopes and objectives.

The NPA Translators can generate large forces up to 1000N, which makes them particularly suitable for high load, dynamic applications like machine tools, active vibration or adaptive mechanics. Due to their small size and high resonant frequency, the NPA Translators can also be used in scanning microscopy, laser tuning and beam steering, patch clamping or micro lithography applications.

The PSM Ultrafast Piezo Steering Mirror provides high-speed, sub-microradian resolution, tip, tilt, and z-motion for mirrors, gratings, and other optics. Equipped with a direct piezo actuation system without lever arm transmission, the PSM is ideally suited for high bandwidth laser beam steering, switching and stabilization, beam scanning, image stabilization, and laser cavity tuning.

Beda Espinoza, Product Manager for Newport's motion products stated, "We are very excited to announce this new NanoPositioning line. We believe these new robust and reliable motion products will offer significant benefits to our customers and play an important role in advancing the critical work of scientists and researchers in many areas of application."

For custom or OEM inquiries or more information about Newport's NanoPositioning products, please contact Newport-Motion at (800) 222-6440 or visit: http://www.newport.com/NanoPositioning.

About Newport Corporation

Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics manufacturing, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets. Newport's innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical subsystems and precision automation to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers' manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell Microcap Index.

Company Contacts:
Kim Abair
Director of Global Marketing
Tel: 800-222-6440
E-mail: kim.abair@newport.com

Beda Espinoza
Product Manager, Motion Control Products
Tel: 800-222-6440
E-mail: Beda.espinoza@newport.com

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