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Ensuring precision and focus in on-axis parabolic mirrors
Producer of fast focusing on-axis parabolic mirrors, Optical Surfaces ensures the mirrors are precisely manufactured to customer specifications and supplied with full surface quality test data. Supplying on-axis paraboloids to leading research groups around the world, Optical Surfaces heritage in this area dates back over 50 years to the production of large astronomical telescope optics, more than 1m (39.4”) in diameter for the Royal Greenw...
Off-Axis Paraboloids well suited for broadband applications
Thanks to their completely achromatic performance characteristics, Optical Surfaces reports that its Off-Axis Paraboloids are particularly suitable for broadband and multiple-wavelength applications.
Motorised beam expanders for meteorological LIDAR systems
Optical Surfaces provides variable focus motorised beam expanders for LIDAR system that are used in meteorological applications. An off-axis reflective beam expander greatly reduces the blind zone of LIDAR systems and therefore often offers the best solution to this problem. In LIDAR systems, such as Doppler Wind LIDAR, the wave front performance of the beam expander is very important for the LIDAR efficiency.
Demanding optical applications receive aspheric lenses
For a wide array of demanding optical applications Optical Surfaces has manufactured aspheric lenses, which involve beam focusing, collimation, expansion or wave front correction. Aspheric lenses provide a cost effective way of reducing the number of optical elements in a system.
High precision beamsplitters feature a range of coatings
Optical Surfaces is a manufacturer and supplier of high precision, custom beamsplitters and beamsplitting assemblies to leading spectroscopy, interferometry and imaging companies worldwide looking to enhance the performance of their instruments.
Powerful laser system achieved through beam expanders
The first of ten high performance beam expanders have been supplied to Thales, from Optical Surfaces. The beam expanders for the Extreme Light Infrastructure for Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) project are to develop the world’s most powerful laser system.
Lenses designed for new wide field imager
Series of high precision lenses designed for a new wide field imager has been supplied to the National Observatory of Athens by Optical Surfaces, that will extend the capabilities of its 2.3m Aristarchos Telescope. The Aristarchos Wide-Field Camera (AWFC) is a new wide field imager which will be used on the 2.3m Aristarchos telescope at the Helmos Observatory in Greece.
Parabolic mirrors delivered for Petawatt laser
The production team at Optical Surfaces has manufactured a very fast parent F 0.6 parabola from which 3 fast focusing off-axis parabolic mirrors with surface accuracy of better than lambda/8 P-V, surface quality of 20/10 scratch/dig and surface slope error of lambda/10/cm P-V were produced. The world class Gemini laser based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, delivers Petawatt power laser pulses to targets only a few microns in size.
Active isolation enables portable reflective collimators
For organisations looking for the flexibility of being able to use a reflective collimator on different experiments around their laboratory, Optical Surfaces has developed self-aligning isolating feet. The isolating feet allow a ±10mm height adjustment and enable easy relocation of the collimator without any loss of performance.
Beam expander chosen for Doppler Wind Lidar system
Optical Surfaces has been selected by Beijing Metstar Radar (Metstar) to supply a high precision beam expander that will form a key component in their next generation fibre-based pulse Doppler Wind Lidar system. Metstar`s charter is to combine the latest technological advancements in both meteorology and electronics to provide high-class and reliable weather radars and services to the domestic and oversea customers and to branch out int...