Thorlabs Optical Breadboards

Thorlabs Nexus

Honeycomb Optical Breadboards

Optical breadboards are a relatively portable platform for building an optical setup on a flat surface. Thorlabs offers three types of honeycomb breadboards. The extensive Nexus damped optical breadboard product line features all-steel construction, excellent thermal stability, and damping optimized for each breadboard size. The 5 mm thick stainless steel top and bottom skins have a precision-machined matte finish, and the mounting holes have a 1/2" (12.5 mm) border at the edges of the breadboard. Our 58 mm thick optical breadboards are intrinsically damped and lightweight and also feature a 5 mm thick stainless steel top skin. The mounting holes have a 1.5" (37.5 mm) border at the edges of the breadboard. Our nonmagnetic aluminum breadboards are available in a lightweight 25 mm thick version as well as a stiffer 55 mm thick version. The mounting holes have a 1” (25 mm) border at the edges of the breadboards.

Damping: The breadboard's ability to dissipate energy from an induced vibration on the breadboard's surface, reducing its magnitude and duration. 

Stiffness: The breadboard's capability to resist bending to an applied force or load, reducing the deflection between two components on the breadboard's surface.

 

Breadboards, Damped, 60mm thick

Breadboards, Damped, 110mm thick

Breadboards, Damped, 60mm thick, Sealed Holes

Breadboards, Damped, 110mm thick, Sealed Holes

Breadboards, Damped, 304L Nonmagnetic Steel

Breadboards, Damped, No Mounting Holes

Breadboards, 58mm thick

Aluminium Breadboards, 25mm thick

Aluminium Breadboards, 55mm thick

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