• All damped, frictionless flexure design

  • Dual flexure means no arc error (no off axis movement)

  • Internal viscous damping

  • Manual or automated

  • Zero backlash

  • 10nm resolution when fitted with a differential micrometer

  • Stepper Motor Actuator delivering 0.1µm/step


A single axis micro-positioner stage with 12.7 mm (0.5") of travel and dual flexure design that yields smooth, linear motion with astounding precision and ease.

A Stable Platform

Able to handle loads of up to 1 kg, the I1000 single axis stage provides a stable platform for many straight-forward positioning tasks. A large travel of 12.7 mm (0.5"), makes the I1000 suitable where coarse alignment is required. The dual flexure design ensures extreme linearity and eliminates the need to compensate the arcing motion associated with single flexure designs. Furthermore, the flexure design is essentially frictionless and does not exhibit any hysteresis or stiction of typical roller-bearing stages. Internal damping makes the I1000 insensitive to vibration allowing it to be used on a typical bench (without an optical table).


With this advanced design, upgrading to automation is easy and inexpensive. The Z axis provides 12.7 mm (0.5") of travel on the focal axis and a step size of 100 nanometers (4µ-inch).

For more information on the actuators used for automation of Luminos positioners go to Actuator / Stepper Motor Specifications.



12.7mm (0.5")

12.7mm (0.5")

50nm (2 µ-inch)

10µm (Metric) / 0.001" (Imperial)

100nm (4µ-inch)

64 000


Direct Drive

None - True Linear Motion

8500 kN/m

12000 kN/m

measured at the center of the mounting plate

4500 kN/m

2.2 lbs (1 kg)

10 lbs (4.5 kg)

Stage must be protected from shock loading during transport and usage



6061 & 7075 - T6 anodized


4.50" x 1.75" x 2.10"


0.26" diameter holes

LxWxH excluding micrometers

Base to top of mounting plate

1.00" x 4.00" centers (compatible with1.00" grid optical tables, units mount on 2" intervals with 0.25" allowance for routing of cables, etc.

Positioning System Accessories

Adapter Plates

Allow integration of equipment from other vendors

Base Plates

Assemble systems on a rigid, compact surface

Contact Sensor

Measure contact of delicate optical elements and fiber to chip

Fiber Holder

Holds fiber securely during alignment

Array Holder

Holds most arrays from 2 to 48 fibers


Easily center the working travel of Luminos positioners

Vacuum Holders

Hold waveguides, optical crystals; built in alignment.

If you don't see the accessories you require, contact us regarding design of components for your application.


11 Tristan Court, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA, K2E 8B9

Tel. +1-855-225-7600 (Toll Free US & Canada)

Tel. +1-613-225-7661

© 2020 Luminos

Business Hours Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

ROHS Compliance Luminos products are in compliance with the European Union RoHS Directive 2020/95/EC with respect to the following substances: lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CR (VI)), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).