scanDelay



Precision Delay Stage with High Scan Speed


Optical Delay with High Precision

The scanDelay is a device for introducing a well-defined linear translation and positioning of an optical element, e.g. in interferometers, pump-probe configurations, correlators, or fast scan modules. The heart of APEs optical delay line series scanDelay is a special linear translation stage that is supplied together with appropriate control and drive electronics. The linear drive has been designed especially for optical applications. It combines low moving mass with compactness, reaching a high speed, as well as high precision and resolution. Because of spring bearings the movement is frictionless.

Thus scanDelay is capable of generating fast wide scans as well as smallest delays without any stick-slip effects. The actual position is measured in real time by an analog photo-electric system with high resolution and wide dynamic range. The linear drive allows precise predictions of the scanner movement and leads to an excellent scan-to-scan reproducibility.

Including Software & Electronics

The control electronics contain the motor driver and a quartz stabilized signal synthesizer. It can be synchronized with an external clock for a precise, phase-locked scanner movement. A software user interface allows easy control and setup of the scanner. A set of LabView drivers allows an easy integration into existing measurement software. The scanDelay can be operated over a wide range of scanning frequencies with various scan modi, the motor driving force can be sinusoidal, triangular, sawtooth-like, or even of a user defined shape. The scanner movement will respond to this within the physical limitations imposed by a harmonic system.

At a Glance

  • Precise delay + high scanning speed
  • User defined delay patterns
  • Control software / LabView drivers
  • Scan rate phase-locked to external source
  • Linear and calibrated scaling due to position measurement

Specifications

scanDelay Specification    
* Internal position sampling and indication of amplitude (maximum delay) in Control Software from 0.4 ... 20 Hz only. Below 0.4 Hz scan frequency, only partial (smaller than maximum delay) scan position is displayed. Full position information is available via analog position output signal.** Fast frequency divider for approx. 80 MHz input optional*** x10, x100 switchable
Version1550150
Scan Range15 ps50 ps 150 ps
(+- 1.125 mm)(+- 3.75 mm)(+- 11.25 mm)
Scan Modes
Internal Generator*0.1 ... 20 Hz0.1 ... 20 Hz0.1 ... 10 Hz
Externally Triggered*0.01 ... 20 Hz0.01 ... 20 Hz0.01 ... 10 Hz
External Trigger InputTTL, 20 Hz ... < 50 kHz**
Position Output Signal± 10 V / 15 ps***± 10 V / 50 ps***± 10 V / 150 ps***
Trigger Output (programmable position)TTL
Linearity of Position Signal< 0.5 %
Coating of the RetroreflectorAg (protected)
Other coatings on request
Optics (High Precision Retro Reflector)
Clear Aperture1"1/2"1/2"
Computer InterfaceUSB

Datasheets & Brochures

scanDelay_USB (pdf / english)


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APE Angewandte Physik & Elektronik GmbH
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13053 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 98601130
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Sales: sales@ape-berlin.de
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Coherent Scientific pty. Ltd.
Hilton SA 5033, South Australia

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Pinnacle Scientific Cooperation
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China 310020

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Beijing, Haidan District
China 100090

Phone +86 10 62565117
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OptiXs
199 00 Praha 9, Česko

phone +420 212 247 293
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Gammadata Instrument AB
750 02 Uppsala
Sweden

Tel: +46 18 56 68 35
www.gammadatainstrument.se
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Optoprim
F 92170 Vanves, France

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Laser Sciences Services Pvt. Ltd.

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Photonic Solutions PLC
Edinburgh, UK

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www.photonicsolutions.co.uk
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Ammo Engineering Ltd.
Petach Tikva 49517, Israel

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Optoprim Srl.
20052 Monza, Italy

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Phototechnica Corporation
Saitama 336-0017, Japan

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28290 Las Rozas de Madrid, Espana

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AceXon Technologies Pte. Ltd.
Singapore 658065

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Switzerland

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Taipei 11493
Taiwan, R.O.C.

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Photonic Solutions PLC
Edinburgh
UK

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45401 Research Ave., Suite 141
Fremont, CA 94539, USA

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