|Side view of the lens tube setup with the kinematic mount|
for the mirror. The whole setup can be raised or lowered as
The problem that I found was with the screws provided for the kinematic mount. The problem is that the screw size is too small for our optical posts; the stainless steel rods you see in the pictures to the left. To complicate things, it turns out that the large kinematic mount is not threaded, so the optical posts can't be screwed into the kinematic mounts either.
|Ideally, this should be enough space for the rest of the|
tweezers setup to go above the 45 degree mirror.
Ideally, you could just drill a hole into the kinematic mount to run a screw through it and into the stainless steel post. The thread count for the stainless steel post is unknown however, which will make it difficult to find something to attach it with. I believe that Thorlabs does this with their threading in order to make it so that you have to purchase their products.
|View of the kinematic mount. You can see inside the mounting holes that the hole size changes.|
|Alternative view of the kinematic mount. There is no threading inside of the holes.|
Finally, I began to look at the high-powered LED that we received from Thorlabs. According to the included specs sheet, we'll need a power supply that can deliver current at a Forward Voltage of 2.2 V. This is quite strange. We also probably don't have anything that can provide that.
|Closeup of the LED|
|The nifty case that the LED came in with the specs sheet. High-tier.|