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Pneumatically Actuated and Kinematically Positioned Optics Mounts



Roger C. Brown, Steven Olmschenk, Wu Saijun, Ari Dyckovsky, Robert Wyllie, James V. Porto


We present two complementary designs of pneumatically actuated and kinematically positioned optics mounts: one designed for vertical mounting and translation, the other designed for horizontal mounting and translation. The design and measured stability make these mounts well-suited to experiments with ultracold atoms.
Review of Scientific Instruments


mechanical design, pneumatic actuated mirror, ultra-cold atoms


Brown, R. , Olmschenk, S. , Saijun, W. , Dyckovsky, A. , Wyllie, R. and Porto, J. (2013), Pneumatically Actuated and Kinematically Positioned Optics Mounts, Review of Scientific Instruments (Accessed June 18, 2024)


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Created September 4, 2013, Updated April 17, 2018