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Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors for Imaging Applications

14 Feb 2020

Optical Surfaces Ltd is a leading international manufacturer of Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors (OAPs) for demanding imaging applications.

Off-axis parabolic mirrors can be a useful tool in optical design. OAPs combine the achromatic and diffraction limited imaging properties of a parabolic mirror with the ability to deviate the light path off-axis, which is useful for most imaging systems. OAP's offer the ability to focus collimated light without introducing spherical aberration. Additionally, unlike a centred parabolic mirror, an OAP mirror advantageously allows more interactive space around the focal point without disrupting the beam. OAP mirrors are especially suitable for broadband or multiple wavelength applications. 

Using proprietary production techniques, and benefiting from a uniquely stable manufacturing environment, Optical Surfaces highly experienced and skilled engineering team are world renowned for producing fast focusing OAP mirrors with unmatched surface accuracy, surface quality and surface slope errors.

Dr Aris Kouris of Optical Surfaces Ltd commented “In recent years we are honoured to have been selected by world leading high power laser research groups including AWE, ELI, LULI and CLF Rutherford as well as a growing number of academic centres of excellence to provide key OAP mirrors and other related optics for a range of demanding imaging applications”.

For further information on OAP mirrors for demanding imaging applications please visit www.optisurf.com/index.php/products/off-axis-paraboloids/ or contact Optical Surfaces Ltd. on +44-208-668-6126 / sales@optisurf.com

Optical Surfaces Ltd has been producing top quality OAP mirrors for more than 50 years and is now accepted as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of these vital optical components for demanding imaging applications. The company’s ISO 9001-2015 approved manufacturing workshops and test facilities are deep underground in a series of tunnels excavated in solid chalk where temperature remains constant and vibration is practically non-existent. With such stable conditions testing, particularly with long path lengths, becomes quantifiable and reliable. Working with these natural advantages is a highly skilled team of craftsmen with a commitment to excellence in both product quality and customer service.

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Optical Surfaces Ltd
Godstone Road
Kenley
Surrey
CR8 5AA
United Kingdom
Tel: +44-208-668-6126
Fax: +44-208-660-7743
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