Thorlabs linear stages

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crisarg
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Thorlabs linear stages

Post by crisarg »

Hello,

Searching through the forums I didn't find too many words about Thorlabs linear stages. Are they comparable to the popular Newport ones?

I'm interested in PT1 model - Model page, since the price I pay for a new stage is not too far from a Newport stage in good condition bought from eBay. Is it overkill using it for 5-6x magnifications?

Thank you.
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Re: Thorlabs linear stages

Post by rjlittlefield »

crisarg wrote:Thorlabs linear stages ... I'm interested in PT1 model ... Is it overkill using it for 5-6x magnifications?
No, not overkill. In the 5-6X range, you will be down to using just a couple of the 0.001" tick marks per step. See further discussion HERE and following in the same thread.

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Post by g4lab »

And their quality is comparable to similar Newport products. Both are very widely used in the world of physics and other labs.

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