Category: optical bench

Fibre coupling and alignment without the hassle

Fibre alignment is easier with the Siskiyou SMFCx series

TRADITIONAL fibre couplers can be notoriously labour-intensive to align, says Siskiyou, adding that the superior adjustment orthogonality of its SMFCx series of opto-mechanical positioners allows for optimal fibre coupling efficiency with minimal effort. The SMFCx series enables the coupling of…

New optics boost telescope’s wide-field performance

The 2.3m Aristarchos telescope

THE National Observatory of Athens has taken delivery of a series of high precision lenses designed for its new astronomical imager, the Aristarchos Wide-Field Camera (AWFC). The new state-of-the-art optics will extend the capabilities of the 2.3m Aristarchos telescope at…

Optical mounts suit tight applications

THE LATEST series of optical mounts from Siskiyou enable high resolution (4.5 arcsec) adjustment in two rotational axes with excellent long term stability, in a format said to be ideal for space constrained applications where mount accessibility is limited, says the…