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Parabolic Mirrors for Optical Instruments

Optical Surfaces Ltd is a leading manufacturer of Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors for optical instruments including radiometers, MTF measuring systems and spectrometers.

An off-axis parabolic mirror produced by Optical Surfaces Ltd.

Off-axis parabolic (OAP) mirrors are the most common type of aspherical mirrors used in optical instruments because they are free from spherical aberrations, and can focus a parallel beam to a point or point source to infinity.

Employing off-axis parabolic mirrors in an instrument design allows optical engineers to not only minimise the size and weight of their system but also allows more interactive space around the focal point without disrupting the beam thereby increasing efficiency. OAP mirrors are especially suitable for broadband or multiple wavelength applications.

Benefiting from a uniquely stable manufacturing environment and employing proprietary production techniques, Optical Surfaces highly experienced and skilled engineering team are world renowned for producing off-axis parabolic mirrors with unmatched surface accuracy, surface quality and surface slope errors.

Optical Surfaces Ltd. has been producing top quality off-axis parabolic mirrors for more than 50 years and is widely accepted as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of these critical components for optical instruments.

Working to strict ISO 9001-2015 guidelines all off-axis parabolic mirrors manufactured by Optical Surfaces Ltd are supplied with test data including high accuracy metrology, surface roughness and environmental data.



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