New Scale’s miniature M3 beam steering modules are designed for precise point-to-point positioning and dynamic movements up to 1K Hz. The direct-drive piezoelectric motors inside the modules hold position with zero power and no servo jitter. The effects of external vibrations on the mirror position are highly damped. M3 smart modules have fully-integrated closed loop controllers and communicate directly with your system processor over a standard serial interface. They have low drive voltage and low power use, making them ideal for portable instruments.  This tech bulletin describes three types of custom beam steering solutions: a two-mirror system with galvo-type motion, a single-mirror solution with a tilting around a central pivot, and a dual-wedge Risley device.  

SEE ALSO: our standard M3-RS rotary stages for beam steering using a familiar galvano-scanner style form factor.

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