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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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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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The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope at dusk (courtesy: CFHT)

Demanding Telescope Spectrograph Optics

Benefiting from a unique facility, where temperatures remain constant year-round and vibration is practically non-existent, Optical Surfaces Ltd is able to routinely produce and test demanding telescope spectrograph optics (aspheres, flats, lenses, mirrors and prisms) that stretch the limits of conventional optical fabrication techniques. Using a spectrograph, researchers are able to study the chemical and physical conditions that exist through a cross-section of space. Combined with a land or space-based telescope ...

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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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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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