Developed by PLX, Monolithic Optical Structure Technology (M.O.S.T.™) is a unique optical innovation that combines all of the elements of a complex optical setup into a single monolithic unit. M.O.S.T.™ achieves superb optical stability, unsurpassed shock and vibration resistance and sub-arcsecond accuracy between optical elements. This technology represents a significant improvement over existing systems that utilize traditional mirror mounts. Traditional mechanical mounts are inherently unstable and require constant adjustment – a true disadvantage in critical applications requiring the permanent and stable fixed positioning of optical elements.
Separates one input beam with multiple wavelengths into 3 different outputs for metrology applications.
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Designed to oscillate at a rate higher than 1KHz, while maintaining its stability and accuracy, this lightweight structure is balanced to reduce the moment of inertia about the pin axes.
PLX has developed M.O.S.T.™ based upon their mature, proprietary optical technology. This technology makes it possible for PLX to integrate different glass types and exotic materials, such as KBr, ZnSe and CaFl2, into a M.O.S.T.™ assembly. This is especially useful when the system has to perform in broadband light applications, such as FTIR. This integration results in a "sandwich structure," or solid box-like assembly that not only exhibits exceptional thermal and mechanical stability, but also lasts indefinitely.
Incorporating M.O.S.T.™ into your design provides you with a wealth of benefits. Engineers save significant time initially when integrating M.O.S.T.™ into a system, since it is a solid pre-aligned block. In addition, the long-term maintenance savings are enormous. Because we’ve permanently aligned this extremely stable assembly, you will never need to adjust it!
PLX has used M.O.S.T.™ to manufacture optical structures incorporating from 2 to 5 optical elements, with typical clear apertures of 0.5" to 5" diameter. Larger or smaller clear apertures are also possible. PLX manufactures the majority of its M.O.S.T.™ units utilizing flat elements, but can also incorporate non-flat surfaces if output results are well defined. In fact, PLX can customize a M.O.S.T.™ structure to incorporate virtually any special feature or configuration you require.
Optical engineers typically use M.O.S.T.™ monolithic assemblies in applications such as interferometer configurations, laser cavities, beam dividers, beam delivery systems, and boresighting. However, by using M.O.S.T.™ you can simplify and improve practically any lab setup you need to convert into an instrument.
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