Point Source Microscope
A COMPLETE, SELF-CONTAINED, PORTABLE METROLOGY SYSTEM
● The PSM comes as a complete system ready to use as soon as the computer boots.
● The PSMAlign, LabView based, software is easy to use and the source code is available.
● The centroid data is available for external feedback to other systems or the centroid data can be stored for later use.
● Full field video microscope images and point source Star images can be saved in png format for later analysis and use.
Think of the PSM as a Swiss Army Knife for your Lab
Nearly as precise as an interferometer, yet far more flexible and easy to use due to its small size, light weight and powerful software.
EASY SYSTEM ALIGNMENT
OTHER OPTICAL METROLOGY USES
Picture of PSM aligning an off-axis parabola to a fiber feed using a plane mirror
In addition to its use for alignment, the PSM is useful for incoming inspection for radius of curvature, focal length, figure errors larger than 8th wave and centering errors.
The small beam size makes it particularly useful for small prisms.
Note on using PSM with other light sources
We are often asked if the PSM can be used at wavelengths other than the standard internal laser diode and LED sources at 635 nm. The answer is definitely yes by coupling in an external fiber feed light source.
The PSM performs to original specifications all the way from 405 to 1080 nm without any modification.
This makes the PSM useful for aligning laser diode sources to other components in an optical system, for example. The useful spectral range for the PSM may be even greater, we simply have not tried over an even broader range.