Optoelectronics

Off-axis parabolic mirrors designed for imaging applications

20th January 2020
Lanna Cooper

Optical Surfaces is an 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 known for producing fast focusing OAP mirrors with unmatched surface accuracy, surface quality and surface slope errors.

Dr Aris Kouris of Optical Surfaces 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.”

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