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Full company details MAD CITY LABS INC.
Map2524 Todd Dr.
Madison, WI 53713
United States
Phone: +1 608-298-0855
Fax: +1 608-298-9525

Nano-MTA Mirror Scan Nanopositioner

Photonics Buyers' GuideMad City Labs Nano-MTAThe Nano-MTA series of closed loop mirror scanning nanopositioners is ideal for applications where extreme repeatability and accuracy in beam steering is required. Due to our proprietary PicoQ® sensors, these nanopositioners have ultra-low position noise, high stability, and sub-nanoradian precision. Combined with our true flexure design the Nano-MTA series are ideal for applications in astronomy, LIDAR, interferometry, microscopy and optical tweezers that require fast response and high scanning speeds without compromising stability and repeatability.

As an example, Advanced LIGO (Laser Interferometry Gravitational wave Observatory) currently uses the Nano-MTA2 as part of the auxiliary optics sub-system. The Nano-MTA series is available in one and two axis configurations. The two-axis Nano-MTA2 is carefully engineered for decoupled orthogonal motion. Standard travel ranges under closed loop control are up to 10 milliradians per axis with custom travel ranges available upon request. The Nano-MTA series nanopositioners are constructed from aluminum or invar/titanium depending on your application. The Nano-MTA series may be custom modified for use in ultra-high vacuum environments and other challenging environments.

Our experienced instrument engineering team welcomes the opportunity to provide practical solutions for your application. Mad City Labs low noise Nano-Drive® or Nano-Drive®85 controllers drive optimum performance from Nano-MTA series nanopositioners. Both controllers include PicoQ® sensor electronics, proportional integral feedback control, and 165V amplifiers. When used with the high power Nano-Drive®85 controller, the Nano-MTA Series is capable of continuous, high-speed scans at 400 Hz and step response times down to two milliseconds.

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