Siskiyou optics clip

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Siskiyou has expanded the range of adjustable optical mounts that are compatible with its low distortion optics clip. Specifically, the company’s IXF.75 flexure series and IM.75 series kinematic mounts for 0.75" (19mm) diameter optics are now supplied with this feature.

The Siskiyou optics clip is specifically designed to securely hold high flatness (e.g. optics with a flatness of λ/10 or better) components in optical mounts without significantly degrading their wavefront performance. In contrast, traditional means for holding optics in mounts, such as set screws, or even permanent adhesives, introduce substantial mechanical stress, thus warping the high performance component out of its original shape. Furthermore, this retaining clip also prevents lateral movement of the part; this is important for radiused components (e.g. lenses), because a position change can affect beam alignment.

The optics clips are also designed for ease of use. They attach using only two screws, accessed from the front of the mount, making it easy to remove optics for cleaning or replacement.