Optical Tables

An optical table is a stiff platform that supports vibration sensitive laser systems and optical experiments. A typical optical table has one or two major resonances and several minor ones. Damping is used to reduce the resonance amplitudes and minimize the system deflection when the resonances are excited by ambient vibrations.

Our optical tables are engineered with broadband damping to absorb and dissipate vibration energies across a broad range of frequencies, tuned mass damping with dynamic vibration absorbers tuned to damp a table's structural frequency, and active damping to monitor table vibrations and generate a force that actively attenuates the vibration.