An autocollimator is designed for applications where it is desirable to check the mutual alignment of two or more reflecting surfaces. The operator observes the images from these surfaces though the eyepiece of the autocollimator, as a check for mutual alignment of the surfaces.
The AC100 and AC50 Autocollimators are used to aligning laser optical components and they are ideally suited for alignment of the mirrors, laser rod and Q-switch of the Nd: YAG laser. The optical elements on the laser rail reflect and appear as bright images in the Autocollimator. When all reflecting images are superimposed on each other, the optical rail is aligned. The Autocollimator is primarily designed for use on plano/parallel reflective surfaces.
The AC100 and AC50 Autocollimators are available unmounted, or with mounts for Control Laser, Lee Laser, and ESI Laser. See ordering information below for individual part numbers.
AC100 Pinhole-type Alignment Autocollimator
5 meter maximum working distance
1 degree maximum field of view
5 arc-second maximum resolution
Eyepiece rotates for comfortable viewing
Light source: long lasting white LED (variable intensity)
AC Power adapter and 6 foot cable included, 120 - 240 VAC. Autocollimator can be run directly from a USB on a laptop computer with the 6 foot cable
Optional rechargeable battery kit will provide hundreds of hours of operation
AC50 Pinhole-type Alignment Autocollimator
Maximum field of view of 1 degree
Maximum working distance of 5 meters
Maximum resolution of 5 arc-seconds
Pinhole image diameter subtends 100 arc-seconds
Light source: single, white incandescent bulb (variable intensity)
Complete with plug-in power supply (specify 115V or 220V)
Optional eyepiece reticle (10x10 grid or crosshairs w/concentric circles)