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
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Reflective Collimators
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Mounts/Mounted Optics
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Next Generation Ellipsoidal Mirrors for X-Ray Diffraction

Next Generation Ellipsoidal Mirrors for X-Ray Diffraction

Optical Surfaces Ltd. is offering high-precision ellipsoidal mirrors that offer unmatched pinpoint focusing for high resolution spectroscopy in the soft and hard X-ray regions. Drawing upon skilled craftsmen working in a uniquely stable production environment, Optical Surfaces is able to produce ultra-smooth ellipsoidal mirrors able to deliver an X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) spot that exactly matches your spectrometer detector resolution. As a consequence, the resolution and angular range of XRD measurements can ...

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Challenging Aspheric Lenses for Nuclear Research

Challenging Aspheric Lenses for Nuclear Research

Optical Surfaces Ltd announces that it has received an order from the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) for twelve ultra-fast focusing 370mm diameter aspheric lenses for its Orion petawatt laser research facility. World-class expertise and cutting-edge science, engineering and technology lie at the heart of AWE work, spanning the life cycle of nuclear warheads from initial concept and design, to final decommissioning and disposal. The Orion laser facility is used to conduct ...

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Off-Axis Paraboloids Enhance Laser Power Density

Off-Axis Paraboloids Enhance Laser Power Density

Optical Surfaces Ltd. reports on increased demand from high power laser research groups around the world for off-axis paraboloid mirrors to be used as the primary focusing element for their Petawatt laser beam lines. Off-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. Using proprietary production techniques, and ...

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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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