PLX offers a wide variety of commercial, scientific and industrial solutions for your most demanding requirements, in fields such as:
The units can be fabricated with a wide variety of; materials, mirror coatings, special metals, sizes, and configurations.
Applications include: Metrology - Laser Tracking, Laboratory Applications, Machinery Alignment, Optical Testing, Long Path Spectroscopy, Monolithic Optical Structure Technology™ (M.O.S.T.).
Here are just a few examples:
The new DBMRs (Durable Ball Mounted Retroreflectors™) for laser tracking, are available in 1.5” diameter and two centering options (0.0001” and 0.0005”). They are guaranteed to be compatible with all manufacturers’ laser tracking systems. PLX’s DBMR’s are the most accurate in the industry.
A PLX 15" clear aperture Hollow Retroreflector is used in the Long-baseline laser strainmeter in Kamioka. The strainmeter is a highly asymmetrical Michelson type interferometer. The long arm will be 1.5 km in length and will be in an evacuated beam tube. This will be the longest LSM in Japan and one of the largest in the world. As part of the Geophysics interferometer, PLX manufactured a 15” clear aperture Hollow Retroreflector of 0.5 arc seconds accuracy for the University of Tokyo Earthquake Research Institute.
PLX’s Monolithic Michelson Interferometers are a prime example of their proprietary Monolithic Optical Structure Technology™ (M.O.S.T.). This technology combines all the elements of a complex optical setup into a single monolithic unit, resulting in superb optical stability, and unsurpassed shock and vibration resistance.
Spectroscopic analysis. A vacuum compatible assembly of two Hollow Retroreflectors, with the smaller Retroreflector having an aperture through the center was custom manufactured. The positioning and alignment was designed to provide a multiple beam pass through a sample for spectroscopic analysis.
An all-metal Hollow Retroreflector designed for use in the harsh high-temperature environment of an industrial smokestack. The all metal construction provides durability. Various metals and coatings can be used to suit the specific environment.
The PLX Tool Cube provides 3 mirror surfaces oriented at 90 degrees to each other, providing reference surfaces that can be used for variety of both optical and mechanical alignments. It is mounted in a housing that includes two adjustment knobs for leveling/aligning the tool cube.
PLX Autocollimator and Alignment Telescopes are high-accuracy measurement instruments capable of resolution down to fractions of an arc-second. They are mostly used to detect and measure small angular deviations. Primary applications are Machinery Alignment, Optical Testing and Boresighting. A complete software suite for recording and documenting measurements is included.
For information on how we can provide solutions for your applications please contact us.