Piezo Drive & Feedback Cables
- SMB-to-BNC, SMC-to-SMC, or D-Type-to-LEMO Connectors
- Lengths from 36" to 3 m
- Compatible with Thorlabs' Piezoelectric Actuators
SMC Connectors, 3 m Long
Male D-Type to Female LEMO Connectors, 3 m Long
PAA236R Cables on a Polaris Piezoelectric Mirror Mount
Right-Angle SMB to BNC Connector, 36" Long
We offer several cables designed for use with piezoelectric actuators. Connector options include SMB to BNC, SMC to SMC, and D-Type to LEMO.
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- Right-Angle SMB Female and Straight BNC Male Connector
- 50 Ω Impedance
- DC to 4.0 GHz Frequency Range
- 1000 V (RMS) Dielectric Withstanding Voltage
- 0.40" (10.2 mm) Minimum Bend Radius
- No Bare Brass, Suitable for Use in Laser Systems
This cable has a right-angle, SMB female connector on one end and a straight, BNC male connector on the other. The connectors are made of nickel-plated brass. The RG-178 coaxial cable is flexible enough to reach a minimum bend radius of 0.4", and the 90° SMB connector allows the cable to be connected in tight areas without putting lateral force on the connection, making this cable ideal for use in space-constrained setups.
The PAA236R can be used with our Polaris® mirror mounts with piezoelectric adjusters.
- Standard SMC Connectors on Both Ends
- 50 Ω Impedance
- RG174/U Coaxial Cable
The PAA101 (1.5 m long) and PAA100 (3 m long) drive cables are the standard SMC-terminated cables used to drive all Thorlabs 75 V piezoelectric actuators and nanopositioning stages with internal piezoelectric actuators. These cables can be used with the NanoFlex series stages, the NanoMax300 series stages, the NanoMax600 series stages, and individual piezoelectric actuators that use SMC connectors.
- Designed for Closed-Loop Piezoelectric Operation
- Send Position Feedback from Piezoelectric Actuator to Strain Gauge Reader
- Included with All Piezo Stages and Actuators with Feedback Loop
The PAA622 is used with Thorlabs' 75 V piezoelectric actuators and nanopositioning stages with internal piezoelectric actuators that are fitted with the strain gauge position sensors. This cable sends position feedback information from the strain gauge sensor in the piezo actuator to a strain gauge reader; a separate cable is required to drive the piezo actuator. The cable is 3 m long and has a 9-pin male D-type connector that connects to the APT controller and a 7-pin LEMO connector that connects to the sensor output on the stage or actuator. For multi-axis stages, a separate feedback cable is required to operate each actuator in a closed feedback loop.
This cable can be used with the NanoFlex series stages, the NanoMax300 series stages, the NanoMax600 series stages, and individual piezoelectric actuators. The PAA622 is included with the shipment of all piezo stages and actuators with a feedback loop, as well as our strain gauge and force sensors.