Smooth bore kinematic mirror mounts with two adjusters gas dryer vs electric dryer

Thorlabs’ MK7(/M) Compact Kinematic Mirror Mount is designed to mount Ø7 mm optics in optomechanical setups where space is a premium. Along with the MK10(/M) and MK05(/M), this two-adjuster mount is one of Thorlabs’ smallest kinematic mounts, with a nominal 0.79" x 0.52" (20.0 mm x 13.2 mm) footprint. The mirror is secured at three points using a nylon-tipped locking screw and a double-bored mounting hole. Both the nylon-tipped setscrew and the two M2.5 x 0.20 adjuster screws accept a 0.050" (1.3 mm) hex key, not included. For ease of adjustment, we recommend using the 0.050" hex key thumbscrews sold below. Alternatively, we offer a locking collar and spanner wrench for locking the adjuster screws in a desired position or for creating a hard stop.

The mount features two 4-40 (M3) mounting holes for either left- or right-handed orientation at 90°, enabling it to be mounted onto our Ø6 mm Mini-Series posts. Our Mini-Series post holders allow our Ø6 mm posts to be mounted onto our Mini-Series breadboards.

Thorlabs’ MK10(/M) Compact Kinematic Mirror Mount is designed to mount Ø10 mm optics in optomechanical setups where space is a premium. Along with the MK7(/M) and MK05(/M), this two-adjuster mount is one of Thorlabs’ smallest kinematic mounts, with a nominal 0.79" x 0.52" (20.0 mm x 13.2 mm) footprint. The mirror is secured at three points using a nylon-tipped locking screw and a double-bored mounting hole. Both the nylon-tipped setscrew and the two M2.5 x 0.20 adjuster screws accept a 0.050" (1.3 mm) hex key, not included. For ease of adjustment, we recommend using the 0.050" hex key thumbscrews sold below. Alternatively, we offer a locking collar and spanner wrench for locking the adjuster screws in a desired position or for creating a hard stop.

The mount features two 4-40 (M3) mounting holes for either left- or right-handed orientation at 90°, enabling it to be mounted onto our Ø6 mm Mini-Series posts. Our Mini-Series post holders allow our Ø6 mm posts to be mounted onto our Mini-Series breadboards.

Thorlabs’ MK05(/M) Compact Kinematic Mirror Mount is designed to mount Ø1/2" and 12.5 mm optics in optomechanical setups where space is a premium. Along with the MK7(/M) and MK10(/M), this two-adjuster mount is one Thorlabs’ smallest kinematic mounts, with a nominal 0.79" x 0.52" (20.0 mm x 13.2 mm) footprint. As shown in the image to the right, it is significantly more compact than our KM05(/M) Ø1/2" Kinematic Mirror Mount sold below.

The mirror is secured at three points using a nylon-tipped locking screw and a double-bored mounting hole. Both the nylon-tipped setscrew and the two M2.5 x 0.20 adjuster screws accept a 0.050" (1.3 mm) hex key, not included. For ease of adjustment, we recommend using the 0 .050" hex key thumbscrews sold below. As shown in the image to the right, we also offer a locking collar and spanner wrench for locking the adjuster screws in a desired position or for creating a hard stop.

The mount features two 4-40 (M3) mounting holes for either left- or right-handed orientation at 90°, enabling it to be mounted onto our Ø6 mm Mini-Series posts. Our Mini-Series post holders allow our Ø6 mm posts to be mounted onto our Mini-Series breadboards.

The KM05CP(/M) Ø1/2" Kinematic Mirror Mount is designed to center the front surface of a mirror over the center of the mounting post. The mount can be attached to either a Ø1/2" Post or Ø1" Post with an 8-32 (M4) tap. If the mirror’s front surface is aligned over one of the breadboard’s holes, a beam incident at 45° can be easily aligned with the table’s hole matrix. The mount is attached to the post via one of two tapped holes, which allow for right- or left-handed adjuster orientation.

The unique design of the KM05CP(/M) incorporates the post-mounting feature into the fixed, rear plate of the mount, which is also where the brass bushings are found. By having the bushings in the fixed plate, as opposed to the movable plate, the instability of the mount is greatly reduced during adjustments.

As with our standard KM05(/M) mount, our post-centering mount is designed with two 3/16"-100 adjusters that yield ±4° of angular adjustment, and a resolution of 13 mrad (0.75°) per revolution. The mirror is locked in place with a nylon-tipped locking screw that can be tightened with a 5/64" hex key or balldriver. While our standard KM05(/M) mount centers the optic 0.58" (14.7 mm) above the post, the KM05CP(/M) centers the optic 0.83" (21.1 mm) above the post due to the design of the post mounting feature.

The KM100CP(/M) Ø1" Kinematic Mirror Mount is designed to center the front surface of a mirror over the center of the mounting post. The mount can be attached to either a Ø1/2" Post or Ø1" Post with an 8-32 (M4) tap. If the mirror’s front surface is aligned over one of the breadboard’s holes, a beam incident at 45° can be easily aligned with the table’s hole matrix. The mount is attached to the post via one of two tapped holes, which allow for right- or left-handed adjuster orientation.

The unique design of the KM100CP(/M) incorporates the post-mounting feature into the fixed, rear plate of the mount, which is also where the brass bushings are found. By having the bushings in the fixed plate, as opposed to the movable plate, the instability of the mount is greatly reduced during adjustments.

As with our standard KM100 mount, our post-centering mount is designed with two 1/4"-80 adjusters that yield ±4° of angular adjustment, and a resolution of 8 mrad (0.5°) per revolution. An optional accessory, the LN2580 bronze locking nut, is available to lock the adjusters once the desired position is reached. The mirror is locked in place with a nylon-tipped locking screw that can be tightened with a 5/64" hex key or balldriver. While our standard KM100 mount centers the optic 1" (25.4 mm) above the post, the KM100CP(/M) centers the optic 1.25" (31.8 mm) above the post due to the design of the post mounting feature.

The KM200CP(/M) Ø2" Kinematic Mirror Mount is designed to center the front surface of a mirror over the center of the mounting post. The mount can be attached to either a Ø1/2" Post or Ø1" Post with an 8-32 (M4) tap. If the mirror’s front surface is aligned over one of the breadboard’s holes, a beam incident at 45° can be easily aligned with the table’s hole matrix. The mount is attached to the post via one of two tapped holes, which allow for right- or left-handed adjuster orientation.

The unique design of the KM200CP(/M) incorporates the post-mounting feature into the fixed, rear plate of the mount, which is also where the brass bushings are found. By having the bushings in the fixed plate, as opposed to the movable plate, the instability of the mount is greatly reduced during adjustments.

As with our standard KM200 mount, our post-centering mount is designed with two 1/4"-80 adjusters that yield ±3° of angular adjustment, and a resolution of 5 mrad (0.3°) per revolution. An optional accessory, the LN2580 bronze locking nut, is available to lock the adjusters once the desired position is reached. The mirror is locked in place with a nylon-tipped locking screw that can be tightened with a 5/64" hex key or balldriver. While our standard KM200 mount centers the optic 1.56" (39.6 mm) above the post, the KM200CP(/M) centers the optic 1.85" (47.0 mm) above the post due to the design of the post mounting feature.