9011X - Mach-Zehnder Interferometer

90111


The Mach-Zehnder Interferometer reference design is part of the 3DOptix Interferometer design series.  Interferometers use the property of interference between two optical beams to accurately measure various optical properties.  3DOptix provides an easy and precise design and building blocks with which to build such devices.

The Mach-Zehnder interferometer uses two beam-splitters, which are partially transmissive mirrors that divide an optical beam into two separate beams.  One of the beam-splitters is used to split the optical beam and the other is used to recombine them.  Usually, the optical path lengths of the two beams are not equal and often an external delay line is added to one path to control its length.  The difference between the path lengths of the two arms affect the interference pattern and can be adjusted by accurately moving one of the mirrors.

Our reference designs include the 3DOptix building-blocks, which are based on the BreadBox™ platform and its modular and versatile optomechanical mounts and adaptors. 3DOptix devices are modular robust and can be easily reconfigured. Once the reference designs are assembled they can be moved around as a unit while maintaining the accuracy of the device.

With the following easy-to-use instruction manual and its associated instructional video, suited for optical elements of Ø1"/25mm, you can focus on experiments and not on alignments

Part Number
Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Ø1"/25mm
Price per unit
Basic Closed Box and Inline
Qty Price Qty Price
20020 / 20020-M Premium Box Frame - Floor/ceiling 9 (3X3) mount locations $95 3 $285 6 $570
20010 / 20010-M Premium Box Frame - Wall frame 9 (3X3) mount locations $95 1 $95 2 $190
20018 / 20018-M Premium Box Frame - Wall frame 4 (1X4) mount locations $77 3 $231 6 $462
20022 / 20022-M Premium Box Frame - Floor/ceiling 3 (1X3) mount locations $72 3 $216 3 $216
20600 / 20600-M Translator Box Frame – Floor/ceiling 9 (3X3) mount locations $109 1 $109 1 $109
20100 / 20100-M Fixed Mount - Triangular Ø1"/25mm Mirror/DM Mount $59 5 $295 5 $295
20200 / 20200-M Triangular Kinematic Mirror Mount Ø1"/25mm $125 4 $500 6 $750
20502 / 20502-M Iris Mount Ultimate $94 1 $94 1 $94
20550 / 20550-M 1X1 Square Mount for Ø1"/25mm Optical Elements $64 2 $128
Total $1,825 Total $2,814

 

Shipment time - 4 weeks 

Included Hardware and Screws
Qty
Imperial: 4-40 Cap Screw, 1/4" Long
39
Metric: M2.5-0.45mm Cap Screw 6mm Long
2.5mm 18-8 Stainless Steel Dowel Pins 14
Aluminum Unthreaded Spacer - 1/8" Long, 5/8" Outside Diameter 2

 

The 3DOptix optomechanical elements are compatible with optical elements from any major company.

The recommended elements may vary depending on the specific spectral needs of the setup.

Recommended third party optical/optomechanical elements Qty
Metallic/Dielectric mirrors 7
Ø1"/25mm Beamsplitter 45° AOI 2
Threaded Iris Diaphragm, SM1 (1.035" - 40) 1
1" Lens Tube, SM1 (1.035" - 40) 2
Retaining Ring, SM1 (1.035" - 40) 2
Fluorescing Alignment Disks 2
Travel Linear Translation Stage compatible with manual and motorize heads for 1" Translator height - Spacers/Washers are provided as part of the reference design.
Translator + Spacers/Washers height should be - 1.125'' / 28.12mm
1
Ø1/2"/12.5mm Post Holder, 1.5"/37.5mm Long 2
Ø1/2"/12.5mm Post, 1"/25mm Long 2
1/4"-20 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 3/8" Long
4

 

 Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Assembly Instructions

 

Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Clip


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