The Keysight Beam Manipulator family of products (N1203C, N1204C, N1207C and N1206T) precisely bend or translate a laser beam to achieve sub-nanometer measurements. They align laser beams quickly and easily in order to reduce measurement errors. These products are usually used in combination to provide precise, independent, stable control over beam translation and angle. The precise bending and translating results in a properly aligned laser beam, minimizes Abbé and cosine errors and ensures maximum angular measurement range.
Removable tooling, described on this page, allows fast and easy alignment. The Adjustment tools attach at any of 10 manipulator access ports. Once the adjustment is completed and tools removed, the precision mounts provides long-term stability of the setting over specified temperature, shock and vibration. The kit includes:
N1206A Manipulator ball Adjustment Lever (long)
N1206F Manipulator ball Adjustment Lever (short)
N1206G Manipulator ball Adjustment Lever (bent)
N1206B Manipulator Adjustment Lever Adapter
The N1204C and N1207C Precision Beam Benders contain a mirror at the center of a metal ball inside a precision optical mount. The benders precisely angle the beam, with a large degree of freedom around 90 degrees, without translating the beam. These components are used primarily to reduce cosine errors.
The N1203C Precision Beam Translator contains a refracting window at the center of a metal ball inside a precision optical mount. The translator precisely moves the outgoing beam parallel to the incoming beam without changing the angle. It is the component used primarily to reduce Abbé errors. Precision Beam Translator
Adjustment tools attached at any of 10 manipulator access ports
Kit includes the N1206A Ball Adjustment Lever (long), N1206B Adjustment Lever Adapter, N1206F Ball Adjustment Lever (short) and N1206G Ball Adjustment Lever (bent)