Optical Breadboards and Tabletops
Optical tabletops and breadboards provide a large, damped work surface from which to conduct optical experiments. The term table top and breadboard can be used interchangeably but, generally speaking, table tops are larger with thicknesses of 200mm and higher whereas breadboards are smaller with thicknesses of 100mm or less. table tops typically need some type of mounting structure or support, which can be either rigid with nominal vibration isolation or pneumatic, which provides the best isolation from floor vibrations. The table top has a matrix of 1/4-20 or M6 threaded holes on the surface and is constructed with a steel honeycomb structure to make it stiff, but with minimal mass. The vibration damping of our table tops is classified as broadband, covering a wider range of frequencies. The working surface provided by optical tabletops and breadboards is frequently used in applications such as microscopy, metrology, optical fiber alignment, interferometry, or wherever optical experiments are done. Optical tabletops can be found in just about any laser lab but also support bio-medical, life sciences, astronomy, metrology and semiconductor industries. OptoSigma offers a wide selection optical breadboard and tabletop sizes, but If one of our many catalog tables does not meet your requirements, send us a request for a custom one.