Low Profile Mounted Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors

Designed to facilitate rapid and simple mounting onto an optical table or other support

  • Low Profile Mounted Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
    Low Profile Mounted Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors

Optical Surfaces Ltd has launched a new low profile mounting system that offers a highly stable platform for smaller diameter (up to 75mm) parallel or wedge backed off-axis parabolic (OAP) mirrors. The OAP mirrors specialist is now able to supply smaller diameter OAP mirrors pre-aligned in the new high quality stress-free mount.

Unlike standard parabolic mirrors, off-axis parabolic mirrors direct and focus incident collimated light at a specific angle, allowing unrestricted access to the focal point as well as reducing the size and minimising the weight of an optical design

Optical Surfaces is able to routinely produce OAP mirrors with surface accuracy to lambda/20 (peak-to-valley) depending upon off-axis angles. Using proprietary polishing techniques the company can, depending on the surface accuracy required, achieve the natural limit to the off-axis angle of around 25-30 degrees and surface micro-roughness of less than 1 nm. A range of coatings is available for standard and custom components from metallic with or without protective overcoat to multilayer dielectrics and ultra-hard coatings.

Graduated in political sciences and international relations in Paris, Anis joined the team in early 2019. Editor for IEN Europe and the new digital magazine AI IEN, he is a new tech enthusiast. Also passionate about sports, music, cultures and languages. 

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