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Off-Axis Paraboloids Enhance Laser Power Density

Enhance Laser Power DensityOff-axis paraboloids offer the advantage of an unobstructed aperture and access to the focal plane. In addition, due to their completely achromatic performance, they are especially suitable for broadband or multiple wavelength applications. 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

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Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors for Imaging Applications

Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors for Imaging Applications

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 ...

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Environmental Monitoring from the International Space Station

Optical Surfaces Ltd. reports how a motorised UV-Vis-NIR collimator and interferometric alignment system it supplied to the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) in Berlin, Germany has been used to set-up the ground breaking DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS). On 23 October 2019, DLR the renowned German Aerospace Center, and the U.S. company Teledyne Brown Engineering (TBE) announced the start of routine operations for DESIS on the International Space ...

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Custom Beamsplitters

Optical Surfaces Ltd is a leading supplier of single to OEM quantities of high precision, custom beamsplitters to a growing number of spectroscopy, interferometry and imaging instrument manufacturers around the world. The optimal beamsplitter can take on many forms including cubes, plates, hexagons, pentagons, polarizing, non-polarizing or wedge designs in a wide variety of reflection / transmission ratios and substrates depending upon your application. Drawing upon over 50-years' experience - Optical Surfaces ...

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Hyperbolic Mirrors for Deep Space Observation

Hyperbolic Mirrors for Deep Space Observation

Optical Surfaces Ltd. is a leading international manufacturer of hyperbolic mirrors for deep space observation telescopes and earth observation satellites. A hyperbolic mirror is the optical component of choice for precisely and accurately focusing light in a telescope from one focal point to the other focal point. Hyperbolic mirrors are used in a telescope design to correct certain distortions caused by an extremely fast f-ratio design. A hyperbolic secondary mirror is used ...

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