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Vibration Control: Limiting Mechanical Noise

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Vibration control plays a critical role in research and industry. Mechanical noise, for example, can obscure high-resolution images and affect the quality of nanotechnology processes. Fortunately, vibration can be controlled through proper experimentation, process design, and the use of specialized equipment.

Newport Corporation

In general, there are three common approaches to reducing mechanical excitation of photonic systems. The first is identifying the sources of vibration and implementing ways to eliminate or reduce their levels. The second is directly isolating the system from local ambient noise — isolation via distance from the disturbance or by using isolation products. The third approach is maximizing the rigidity and damping characteristics of any optical support structures. Work surfaces and optomechanical assemblies must be designed to reduce their response to any vibration transmitted through the...Read full article

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