Steering Correction System controls laser beam positioning.

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Providing precision control of laser pointing and position drift, GuideStar(TM) II includes 2 independent Picomotor(TM)-actuated mirror mounts for manual and active 4-axis control with passive stability. Two miniature CMOS cameras offer position sensing and continuous tracking of laser beam positions and profiles, while control algorithm ensures correct alignment of beam in both X and Y, and near- and far-fields. GuideStar II controller can be connected to cameras and Windows computers via USB.



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New Focus Announces New Laser Beam Steering Correction System



o GuideStar(TM) II delivers high precision control for complex laser beam positioning

Santa Clara, CA - New Focus(TM), a Newport Corporation Brand, announces the new Picomotor(TM) mirror-mount-based laser beam steering correction system, the GuideStar(TM) II. Providing high reliability and high precision control of laser pointing and position drift, the New Focus system includes two independent Picomotor-actuated, motorized mirror mounts to provide both manual and active 4-axis control with outstanding passive stability. There are two miniature CMOS cameras that provide position sensing and continuous tracking of both laser beam positions and laser beam profiles. The system's patented control algorithm ensures correct alignment of the laser beam in both the x and y, and near- and far-fields.

The GuideStar II controller can be connected to both cameras and to a Windows computer using the convenient USB ports. This makes it easy to view beam profiles, position, and shape data in real-time, or alternatively, the data can be tracked, stored, and analyzed later. The included DVD software and set-up menu helps guide new users through installation. Intuitive and simple settings menus permit user control over a wide range of camera and beam stabilization parameters.

New Focus' GuideStar II is a reliable and flexible steering correction solution offering complete position, pointing, and beam profile tracking. It is ideal for research, laboratory, and industrial applications that require highly precise control and guaranteed critical alignment of complex laser systems. For more information, please visit: http://www.newport.com/GuideStarII.

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.

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