Precision Motion Control for Photonics: 5 Keys to Success

Mar 6, 2024
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About This Webinar
It’s no surprise that the global silicon photonics market is growing rapidly. The ever-increasing demand for lightning-fast data rates and communication speeds, coupled with the push to optimize device size and packaging, is driving industry growth at double-digit rates. In fact, silicon-photonic transceivers are expected to represent at least 30% of the total transceiver market by 2027. Organizations must be prepared to move with the market or be left behind.

Precision motion control is a key element in the development and production of silicon-photonic devices. Yet, when nanometers matter, it can be challenging to evaluate and implement motion solutions that are both fast and accurate. This webinar offers guidance and best practices for navigating and selecting the positioning mechanics and controls needed to get the job done with speed and precision.

Learn about the most important aspects of precision motion control as they relate to cutting-edge silicon photonics applications and manufacturing challenges. Gain a better understanding of core motion technologies and specifications, explore the pros and cons of different types of motion solutions including direct-drive nanopositioners, air bearings, and hexapods, and discover how to develop a positioning-error budget. Examine the ins and outs of how to choose the ideal controller to amplify your system’s performance.

Engineers, researchers, production managers, and executives who are engaged in the silicon photonics market gain valuable insight into effective strategies to select and deploy precision motion control to maximize process throughput, improve yield, and scale the process from lab to fab. After this webinar, attendees will be better equipped to engage in meaningful and productive conversations with precision motion control suppliers. This knowledge better enables engineers to bring silicon photonics solutions rapidly and precisely to the market.

*** This presentation premiered during the 2024 Photonics Spectra Positioning Equipment Summit. For more information on Photonics Media conferences and summits, visit

About the presenter

Brian FinkBrian Fink is Aerotech’s product manager for stages, motors, hexapods, and other mechanical devices. With more than 15 years of experience in precision motion control, he’s held roles in research and development, applications engineering, sales, and marketing. Fink holds master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
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