Optic Workbench

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Opto-mechanical Workbench

Development and manufacturing of opto-mechanical construction module kit systems with the following features:

  • customizable,
  • easy to use,
  • low production costs,
  • compatible to micro-module system from company Linos (former Spindler & Hoyer), 40×40 mm base area and 6 mm rod connection system,
  • and miniaturized module system with 20×20 mm base area and 3mm rod connection system (can be integrated directly into devices).

The following examples results from own prototype manufacturing.


  • adjustable translation stages (one- and two degree of freedoms)
  • adjustable rotation elements
  • adjustable roll and pitch elements
  • flexible to use groove base material
  • height adjustable mounting stages

Figure 35: Basic Elements.

XY Linear Translation Unit

  • maximal x/y shift: 10 mm
Figure 36: XY translation unit with maximal 10 mm shift.

Miniaturized components: LWL-Module with Fibercoupler I

  • 20×20 mm base system module
  • Middle of figure 37: Ball-lens module
  • Right: LWL-SMA-Connection
  • Top: Module-elements connected with 3mm steel rods
  • Can be directly integrated in small devices (for example TOF-Units)
Figure 37: LWL-module with fiber-coupler.

Time-Of-Flight distance measurement: some early experiments

  • Down, middle in figure 38: CW-Laserdiodemodule in pulse operation with builtin collimator lens, P=10mW
  • Top, left : Fotodetector and collimation optics; rise time TR=5ns, current feedback operational amplifier OPTOLIN
  • Center: Beamsplitter
  • Right: Second fotodetector
Figure 38: Experimental setup using different workbench elements.