Optical Surfaces Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high precision optics for ground telescope and satellite-based space observation systems.
Benefiting from a unique stabilised production environment Optical Surfaces Ltd has developed a reputation for delivering large, high precision aspheric optics; ultra smooth mirrors, high performance prisms, Schmidt camera and Laser launch telescope optics which stretch the limits of conventional optical fabrication techniques.
Over the last 40 years Optical Surfaces Ltd has built an international reputation for the design, manufacture and supply of high precision space observation optics operating over the entire spectral range from infrared to x-ray wavelengths.
Notable projects assisted by Optical Surfaces' high precision optics include the UV Optical Telescope on the NASA Swift Explorer mission; the XMM Optical Monitor telescope for the European Space Agency (ESA); a Cassegrain camera for the NigeriaSat-2 satellite and the HROS Spectrograph for the 8m Gemini telescope (Chile). Visit http://www.optisurf.com/frame1.htm for details of these and other projects.
Investment in large aperture Zygo GPI, Twyman Green, Scatterplate, Fizeau and Laser Unequal Path (LUPI) interferometers allows one-to-one testing of even the largest diameter space observation optics. Topographic and fringe analysis provides precise testing of surface roughness and confirms the wavefront of various surface forms. A rolling program for calibration of test optics where possible to national standards and production approval to ISO 9001-2000 ensures that the quality of space observation optics from Optical Surfaces Ltd. is second to none.
For further information on high precision space observation optics and optical systems please contact Optical Surfaces Ltd.