Employing high precision optics in applications where optical stability is critical is pointless unless they are positioned with absolute precision and stress-free. To fulfil this need, Optical Surfaces designed the OS Series of optical mounts to overcome the ease of use and poor performance shortfalls of many general-purpose mounts.
For smaller diameter mirrors (100 – 254mm) a choice of four models of OS Mounts provide a secure and stable platform for your optical experiment. Two-axis angular alignment can be quickly achieved by means of dual action adjusters with fine screw and ultra-fine differential micrometre action. Using these mounts, you can rapidly align a mirror within a few arc seconds. Each mount comes with a baseplate to facilitate rapid and simple mounting onto an optical table or other experimental platform.
For secure and stable positioning of larger diameter mirrors (305 – 550mm) – Optical Surfaces offers four standard OS Series mounts. Angular alignment of larger diameter mounted mirrors is achieved about the vertical and horizontal axes over a wide range of angles. Using these mounts, it is possible to rapidly align a large diameter mirror within a few arc seconds. Each OS 300-600 mount comes with adjustable feet to facilitate rapid and simple mounting onto an optical table. A range of additional motorised options are available for OS 300-600 series mounts, for instance to facilitate remote operation in hostile environments or for use in limited space applications where manual adjustment may be difficult.