Photonics Solution for a Precision Optics Application

For precision optics applications, it is key to have a smooth operation, rapid motion with high acceleration, and short settling times. Other requirements are high resolution and repeatability in a small, lightweight bundle. Mechanical translation systems conventionally used are inadequate, as they do not have the precision or a small size. They are also usually made with components that can wear down because of the high frequency motion generally seen in photonics applications.

The Solution

Celera Motion’s Juke Series voice coil actuator and Optira Series encoder are coupled into a compact linear stage platform that provides high acceleration, speed, and precision movement. The Juke Series motor is made of two wires and can be controlled using easily available amplifiers and PID controllers. The Optira Series encoder has a 5-nanometer resolution, 1-micron accuracy, and a small size of 13 x 11.8 mm, along with flexible mounting and cabling options. All this allows high precision motion and easy integration into the small linear stage.

The Benefit

The Juke and Optira components from Celera Motion provide a compact, powerful package so that customers can achieve their system performance needs. The customizable linear stage can be tailored to fit customer needs, including the mounting locations on the stage and moving surface. Fully assembled and tested linear stages and mechatronics packages designed by Celera Motion’s experienced engineers are also available. Celera engineers work closely with the customer to accomplish all motion requirements in their photonics systems.


  • Peak Force: Up to 175 N
  • Stroke: Up to 20 mm
  • Dimensions (Stage): 50 mm (W) x 40 mm (L) x 15 mm (H)
  • Resolution: 5 nanometers
  • Accuracy: 1 micrometer
  • Repeatability: As low as 1 nanometer

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