OPTICAL COMPONENTS AND INSTRUMENTS


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Off-Axis Paraboloids Enhance Laser Power Density

Enhance Laser Power DensityOff-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. 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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CUOS researchers performing multidisciplinary research on the applications of ultrashort laser pulsers (courtesy; University of Michigan).

Telescope System for Zettawatt Equivalent Laser

Optical Surfaces Ltd has been selected by the Gérard Mourou Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS) at the University of Michigan (USA) to provide beam expander optics for its ground-breaking Zettawatt-Equivalent Ultrashort pulse laser System (ZEUS).Sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the ZEUS laser facility is being constructed to allow a Petawatt laser pulse from one of its beamlines to collide with a beam of GeV-energy electrons generated by ...

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Large Optical Windows for Military Sensing Applications

Large Optical Windows for Military Sensing Applications

Optical Surfaces Ltd is an established manufacturer and supplier of large-area windows of optical quality for military sensing applications. Optical windows are a critical component in a variety of defence applications including aerial surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting. For over 50 years – Optical Surfaces Ltd has been working with materials including fused silica, BK-7 and Germanium to produce defence grade windows up to 600mm in diameter. Typically, large diameter optical windows for ...

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Infrared Collimators for performance testing of Thermal Cameras

Optical Surfaces Ltd. is a leading supplier of off-axis parabolic and flat mirrors, the key optical elements in Infrared (IR) collimators commonly used for evaluating the performance of thermal imaging systems. The function of an IR collimator is to generate a thermal image closely resembling the thermal scene at a test plate. Performance tests often performed on Thermal Imaging systems include measurement of the Minimum Resolvable Temperature Difference (MRTD) and the ...

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Large Diameter Optics, Mirrors & Optical Mounts

Large Diameter Optics, Mirrors & Optical Mounts

Optical Surfaces Ltd is an established supplier of large diameter mirrors, optical flats, windows, lenses, beam expanders and collimators to leading research establishments worldwide. Typically, such large diameter elements need to be made as custom optics, because they are required either as single prototypes, or in small numbers, and are often subject to demanding manufacturing tolerances. Benefiting from a unique thermally stable manufacturing environment and working with high-stability materials such as Zerodur ...

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Wideband Infrared Beamsplitter for Military Testing

Optical Surfaces Ltd has supplied a high precision beamsplitter that lies at the heart of a Michelson type interferometer for testing of optical components used in military applications. The Defence Systems integrator awarded the contract to design and build the interferometer selected Optical Surfaces Ltd as their optical supply partner for this project because of their track record in producing complex, high precision optics. Required for testing the quality of infrared optical ...

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