• Coincident rotation center

  • Patented Inline actuators provide ease of access and multiple unit workstations.

  • Small footprint allows multiple unit workstations.

  • Onboard controller for actuators avoids high cost of separate motion controllers.

  • Damped exterior shell design provides superior vibration and touch insensitivity.

  • Lightweight aluminum construction allows system to be moved easily by other motion equipment.

  • High mechanical stiffness affords rugged and stable base system.

  • Patented linear dual flexure Z offers frictionless, repeatable, straight travel.

  • Dual flexure Yaw and Pitch stages provide extreme resolution without arc error.

Superior Performance
Luminos I4000 Z/RYP Manual Positioner

Imagine a positioning system so stable and easy to adjust that aligning singlemode fiber optical fibers is as simple as tuning a radio.  No need to let go of the micrometers while adjusting - the I4000 is extremely touch insensitive.  And with the patented ergonomic inline design, all the micrometers are easily accessible on one side - just rest your hand comfortably on the table and enjoy the ease and efficiency of quickly aligning any type of fiber.  No fiber alignment challenge is too difficult - even 1-2 micron core lensed fibers can easily be aligned. This is possible because of the radical departure from conventional design


Conventional stacked stages have separate frames with each frame simply mounted on the output of the previous stage. This results in the stiffness at the micrometer being degraded by the lack of stiffness between the mounting reference and output of each stage below it.  Hand forces on the micrometer are then easily transmitted directly to the output causing the the alignment to wander and typically results in a adjust, release, and wait cycle by the operator.  The I4000 consists of only 2 frames.  The Z stage is one frame while the rotational axes are anchored to a shared fixed frame that is attached directly to the output of the Z stage.  The Z stage is exceptionally stiff and therefore is not a factor.  By sharing a common rigid frame, forces exerted on the micrometers by the operator during adjustment are transmitted directly to the base instead of to the output.  The operator can then quickly align without letting go.  It really is as easy as tuning a radio!

The I4000 is extremely vibration and temperature insensitive. In an ordinary lab without an optical table, normal temperature fluctuations result in only 0.03 dB variation with no drift in a typical singlemode alignment for over a month.  See Positioner Stability for more information.


With this advanced design, upgrading to automation is easy and inexpensive. The Z axis provides a larger 12.7 mm (0.5") of travel on the focal axis and a step size of 100 nm (4µ-inch). 0.2 arc seconds of resolution is available on the pitch and yaw axes and an incredible 0.1 arc seconds on the roll axis.

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

Luminos I4000 Z/RYP Automated Positioner

12.7 mm (0.5")

12.7 mm (0.5")


±1.5 degrees

±1.5 degrees

±1.5 degrees

±1.5 degrees

±1.5 degrees

±1.5 degrees

50 nm (2 µ-inch)

10µm (Metric) / 0.001" (Imperial)

0.1 arc sec

10 arc sec

0.2 arc sec

30 arc sec

0.2 arc sec

30 arc sec

100 nm (4µ-inch)

64 000

0.1 arc sec

0.2 arc sec

0.2 arc sec

50 603

30 208

30 208


Direct Drive

None - True Linear Motion







Max 30µm



230 kN/m

110 kN/m

measured at the rotation center

50 kN/m

75 Nm/rad

110 Nm/rad

measured at the rotation center

140 Nm/rad

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

1.0 kg


4.50" x 1.75" x 3.94"


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.



Above top of mounting plate

Out from end of mounting plate


Any subset of roll, yaw, and pitch are also available.  Contact us for combinations other than the standard RYP.

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.

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Luminos I4000 Z/RYP Manual Positioner