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

Off-axis Paraboloids
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Aspheric Lenses
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Growing Demand for Ultra-High Precision Optics

Growing Demand for Ultra-High Precision Optics

Optical Surfaces Ltd. (Kenley, UK) reports how strong demand for high precision optics and optical systems from the astronomy, fundamental physics and defence communities has enabled it to exceed its annual sales target after just 7-months of 2022. This follows a 20% growth in sales achieved in the previous 2 years. Founded in 1962, Optical Surfaces Ltd is internationally recognised as a leading manufacturer of ultra-high precision optical components and opto-mechanical ...

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30x magnification A1-Series reflective beam

High magnification beam expander for small aperture applications

Optical Surfaces Ltd. has developed a new compact beam expander that uniquely delivers high magnification (x30) from small aperture (2mm) high power laser beam lines. Traditionally the combination of small aperture and high beam magnification is difficult to manufacture because the optics associated with such a beam expander are difficult to test using state of the art interferometers. The difficulty arises from the fact that small aperture laser beams, when highly ...

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Reference Flat Mirrors for Satellite Telescope Performance Verification

Reference Flat Mirrors for Satellite Telescope Performance Verification

Optical Surfaces Ltd. reports how its high precision reference flat mirrors are enabling testing and precise alignment of Earth observation satellite telescopes. Today, satellite images play a major role in gathering information about the Earth's ecosphere. This data, obtained by satellite-based optical telescopes provides valuable information about geological features, urban development, weather phenomena, and increasingly reliable prediction of crop yields, which are being impacted by the effects of climate change. To obtain ...

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High Precision Prototype & Custom Optics

High Precision Prototype & Custom Optics

Benefiting from a uniquely stable manufacturing environment - Optical Surfaces Ltd. can routinely produce challenging prototype and custom optics to the highest levels of precision possible. The company's ISO 9001-2015 approved manufacturing workshops and test facilities are deep underground in an area excavated from solid chalk. This provides an environment where the temperature is naturally constant, and vibration is extremely low. These are important considerations when making, mounting, and testing high ...

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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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