Mini Two-Axis Beam Steering System
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A miniature beam steering system from New Scale Technologies is ideal for precise, point-to-point beam steering and dynamic scanning up to 100 Hz. Its small size, 3.3VDC input and ease of use make it ideal for integration into portable and handheld systems. The two piezoelectric rotary smart stages have a familiar galvo-scanner form factor but are only 12 mm in diameter. A closed-loop controller is embedded in each tiny stage, making the complete beam steering system more than 25 times smaller than traditional systems with external controllers. The built-in controllers also simplify system integration, enabling direct input of high-level motion commands from a system processor via standard digital (I2C, SPI, UART) or analog servo interface. Each smart stage rotates a pre-mounted aluminum-coated mirror +/- 20 degrees at up to 1100 degrees/second with angular resolution of 0.05 degrees (1 mrad). Patented piezoelectric motors along with position sensors, bearings, drive electronics and embedded firmware are all integrated into the miniature rotary stage.
Applications include medical lasers and imaging systems, industrial measurement and spectroscopy instruments, and laser printing and engraving. The DK-M3-RS-U-2M-20-L Beam Steering Developer’s Kit includes two rotary smart stages with embedded controllers and mounted mirrors, a 650 nm collimated laser, brackets and base, a demo board and New Scale Pathway software for system evaluation and development.