Dataset for "The OpenFlexure Block Stage: Sub-100 nm fibre alignment with a monolithic plastic flexure stage"

Data archive for "The OpenFlexure Block Stage: Sub-100 nm fibre alignment with a monolithic plastic flexure stage" by Qingxin Meng, Kerrianne Harrington, Julian Stirling, and Richard Bowman. This zip archive contains the following resources:

- The data collection scripts used to characterise the mechanical performance of the OpenFlexure Block Stage.
- The raw data generated by these scripts in hdf5 format.
- The analysis scripts (iPython notebooks) used to analyse this data.
- PDFs of all figures used in the paper as generated by the analysis script and a number of supplementary figures generated by the script. See comments in the scripts for more details on the figures.
- Design files for the modified OpenFlexure Block Stages that were needed for mechanical testing. The custom attaching hardware, and a custom laser autocollimator used to measure the tilt of the stage. The only design files not included are those for the OpenFlexure Block Stage itself as this is an active project and the design and all history can be found in the project's source code repository: https://gitlab.com/openflexure/openflexure-block-stage

Keywords:
instrumentation, optics, optical fibre
Subjects:
Instrumentation, sensors and detectors

Cite this dataset as:
Meng, Q., Harrington, K., Stirling, J., Bowman, R., 2020. Dataset for "The OpenFlexure Block Stage: Sub-100 nm fibre alignment with a monolithic plastic flexure stage". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00737.

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Data

block-stage-characterisation.zip
application/zip (73MB)

This zip archive contains the data collection scripts, analysis scripts, raw data, supplementary figures, and a number of design files. All software is licensed GNU-GPL v3 except for the Adafruit Libraries provided in the Python Packages repository (MIT licensed). All hardware design files are licensed CERN OHL 1.2. All README.md files are licensed Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0. All other files should be considered to be Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.

OpenFlexure Block Stage repository

Creators

Qingxin Meng
University of Bath

Kerrianne Harrington
University of Bath

Richard Bowman
University of Bath

Documentation

Data collection method:

Full details of the methodology used may be found in the README files accompanying the data within the zip file.

Funders

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
https://doi.org/10.13039/501100000266

GCRF - Open Lab Instrumentation
EP/P029426/1

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
https://doi.org/10.13039/501100000700

UR Fellowship - Robotic microscopy for globally accessible science & healthcare
URF\R1\180153

Robotic microscopy for globally accessible science and healthcare
RGF\EA\181034

Publication details

Publication date: 9 January 2020
by: University of Bath

Version: 1

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00737

URL for this record: https://researchdata.bath.ac.uk/id/eprint/737

Related articles

Meng, Q., Harrington, K., Stirling, J. and Bowman, R., 2020. The OpenFlexure Block Stage: sub-100 nm fibre alignment with a monolithic plastic flexure stage. Optics Express, 28(4), p.4763. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.384207.

Contact information

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Departments:

Faculty of Science
Physics

Research Centres & Institutes
Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials