Optical Surfaces Limited

  • Optical Surfaces Limited Godstone Road, Kenley, Surrey CR8 5AA. ENGLAND
    CR8 5AA.
    United Kingdom
  • 44 (0)20-8668-6126
  • 44 (0)20-8660-7743

Optical Surfaces Limited Articles

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11th May 2023
Optical Surfaces and IPPL collaborate on off-axis parabolic mirrors

Optical Surfaces has collaborated with the Institute of Plasma Physics & Lasers at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (Rethymno, Crete, Greece) to develop high quality customised optics, including off-axis parabolic mirrors, as key focusing elements for their 'Zeus' 45 TW ultrashort laser pulse system.

27th March 2023
Large output beam expander optics for interferometric testing

Optical Surfaces has released a large output beam expander optics enabling interferometers to be used for testing of large optical flats up to 600mm in diameter.

1st March 2023
Spectrograph optics for space applications

Spectrographs are the ‘go to’ scientific instruments used to study the chemical / physical conditions that exist through a cross-section of space. Combined with a terrestrial or spaceborne telescope a spectrograph can reveal the details that are stored in the spectral distribution of light from a distant star or galaxy.

27th January 2023
Easy-to-use, high stability Optical Mounts

Optical Surfaces Ltd, offer a range of optical mounts designed to mechanically support parabolic, spherical, and flat mirrors from 100 to 600mm (4 to 24 inches) in diameter.

16th December 2022
Ultra-smooth focusing mirrors for high-power laser experiments

Drawing upon decades of experience, Optical Surfaces is regularly selected by specialist laser research groups including AWE, ELI, LULI, and CLF Rutherford to provide ultra-smooth focusing mirrors and other related optics for the most demanding high-power laser applications.

23rd November 2022
Diffraction-limited mirrors used to produce holographic gratings

Looking to develop their next generation of high-resolution holographic diffraction gratings – Wasatch Photonics commissioned Optical Surfaces Ltd. to manufacture two large diameter off-axis parabolic mirrors – key components in their production process.

1st November 2022
Elliptical optical flats & mirrors

Optical Surfaces, a specialist manufacturer of large, high precision optical flats and coated flat mirrors including a range of non-circular shapes such as elliptical and octagonal.

28th September 2022
Fast focusing on-axis parabolic mirrors

Optical Surfaces is a producer of on-axis parabolic mirrors for applications in fundamental, high-power laser physics research.

16th August 2022
Growing Demand for Ultra-High Precision Optics

Optical Surfaces Ltd. reports how strong demand for high precision optics and optical systems from the astronomy, fundamental physics and defence communities has enabled it to exceed its annual sales target after just 7-months of 2022. This follows a 20% growth in sales achieved in the previous 2 years.

26th July 2022
High magnification beam expander for small aperture applications

Optical Surfaces has developed a compact beam expander that uniquely delivers high magnification (x30) from small aperture (2mm) high power laser beam lines.

11th July 2022
Reference flat mirrors for satellite telescope performance verification

Optical Surfaces reports how its high precision reference flat mirrors are enabling testing and precise alignment of Earth observation satellite telescopes.

6th May 2022
Telescope system for Zettawatt Equivalent laser

Optical Surfaces has been selected by the Gérard Mourou Centre for fast Optical Science (CUOS) at the University of Michigan (US) to provide beam expander optics for its Zettawatt-Equivalent Ultrashort pulse laser System (ZEUS).

Aerospace & Defence
1st April 2022
Large optical windows for military sensing applications

Optical Surfaces is an established manufacturer and supplier of large-area windows of optical quality for military sensing applications.

4th March 2022
Infrared collimators for performance testing of thermal cameras

Optical Surfaces is a supplier of off-axis parabolic and flat mirrors, the key optical elements in Infrared (IR) collimators commonly used for evaluating the performance of thermal imaging systems.

21st December 2021
Wideband infrared beamsplitter for military testing

Optical Surfaces has supplied a high precision beamsplitter that lies at the heart of a Michelson type interferometer for testing of optical components used in military applications.

28th October 2021
Beam collimator design delivers high performance

Optical Surfaces Ltd. reports on a technological development that has allowed them to produce a novel athermalised beam collimator design that delivers stable high performance across a wide temperature range.  

30th July 2021
Highly efficient fibre optic channel plates

Optical Surfaces has reported how it is machining and polishing high precision Fibre Optic Channel Plates (FOCP) for an X-ray shielding application. Fibre Optic Channel Plates are widely used as optical devices to replace optical lenses because they require no focusing distance making them a suited component when creating a compact optical device.

25th June 2021
Large diameter optical flats with surface accuracy

Optical Surfaces has reported on growing demand for larger (350 - 600mm clear aperture) diameters. Working with materials including ClearCeram, Fused Quartz and Zerodur in their thermally stable manufacturing environment - Optical Surfaces has routinely achieved a surface accuracy of up to lambda/20 peak-to-valley and surface roughness of 10 Å rms on reference flats up to 650mm in diameter.

4th March 2021
Parabolic mirrors assist accurate 3D flight tracking

Optical Surfaces has been selected by the Optical Engineering Group at the University of Warwick (UK) School of Engineering to supply key focusing optics to enable accurate 3D flight tracking and analysis of mosquito flight behaviour.

10th February 2021
Optimistic outlook at Optical Surfaces

Specialist high precision optics manufacturer, Optical Surfaces has reported that despite the pressures of the global pandemic they managed to increase orders by 28% during 2020.

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