OPTICAL COMPONENTS AND INSTRUMENTS


PARABOLOID FOCUS

On-Axis Parabolic Mirrors

Optical Surfaces Ltd. offers a complete manufacturing and test capability to produce On-Axis Parabolic Mirrors up to 600mm (24-inches) in diameter. All on-axis parabolic mirrors are manufactured to customer specifications and are supplied with full surface quality test data. Continue…

Optical Surfaces Limited are a UK based company supplying the world with optical components and instruments. We specialise in large optics, beam expanders, collimators and prototypes, plus custom systems and optics.

Over the last 50 years – Optical Surfaces Ltd has established itself as a leading international manufacturer of top quality, high precision optical components and systems. We have contributed to many major projects worldwide involved in areas such as:
• fundamental physics   • astronomy   • space   • defence and the environment

Off-axis Paraboloids
On-axis Paraboloids
Ellipsoids
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Aspheric Lenses
Toroids
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Etalons
Spherical Mirrors
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Prisms
Beam Splitters
Filters and Fibres
Reflective Collimators
Laser Beam Expanders
Mounts/Mounted Optics
Custom Systems & Optics
Latest News

Precision Lenses Enable Ground-breaking Synchrotron Measurements

Using ultra smooth transmission optics supplied by Optical Surfaces Ltd, the MAX IV Laboratory has managed to achieve measurement of the smallest ever electron beam emittance on their state-of-the-art 3 GeV synchrotron storage ring. The MAX IV Laboratory is Sweden's internationally renowned national synchrotron radiation facility. Hosted at Lund University, it operates the world´s first fourth-generation storage ring, which uses a multi-bend achromat lattice and innovative accelerator engineering solutions to deliver ...

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An Earth Observation satellite being constructed (courtesy:  SSTL.)

Improving Alignment & Testing of Earth Observation Satellites

Optical Surfaces Ltd. has received an order from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) for two high precision reference mirrors to accelerate the precise alignment and testing of their Earth Observation Satellite Telescopes. Based in Guildford, UK, Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) manufacture and operate small to medium sized satellites, covering a range of use cases, from telecoms to Earth observation. Earth observation (EO) satellites are a core product for SSTL and ...

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Aspheric Optics for Nuclear Research Laser Facilities

Aspheric Optics for Nuclear Research Laser Facilities

Optical Surfaces Ltd. is an international supplier of diffraction-limited aspheric lenses for nuclear research laser facilities. Nuclear research laser facilities around the world today commonly use powerful amplified ultra-short duration pulses of coherent light to deliver massive energy densities at a given target. The synchronised delivery of such high-power pulses generates extreme conditions that allow scientists to carry out state of the art nuclear research and to study the conditions that ...

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Astronomical Research Drives Improvements in Optical Technology

Optical Surfaces Ltd. has published an article 'Unveiling the Cosmos' that discusses the latest challenges and trends in modern astronomy and describes how these advances have acted as a significant driver towards the improvement of their optical technologies. Using new high homogeneity optical materials and improved polishing compounds has enabled Optical Surfaces to make further improvements in their manufacturing of large space optics with very tight manufacturing tolerances. Combining this with ...

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