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Precision Motion Control: Six Elements To Consider for Photonics and Optics Alignment Applications

Brian Fink
Product Manager

Advancements in silicon photonic and micro-optic technologies are driving the need to perform precision alignments down to sub-micrometer levels. As cutting-edge optical and photonic processes demand increasingly smaller, nanometer-scale tolerances, precision motion control is more important than ever. Achieving these alignments is crucial to quality – misalignments of even a few micrometers can result in significant power losses. As emerging chip-level functionalities and device miniaturization intensify the demand for nanopositioning technology, there is a correlated need for solutions that balance speed and precision – reducing process cycle times without compromising on quality.