Mirror Mounts

Mirror Mounts

Mirror mounts provide a means to adjust the angle of a mirror on two axis: the pitch axis (up and down) and the yaw axis (side to side).  They are available in many sizes to hold mirrors ranging in diameter from 12.7 to 300mm.  The most widely used, cost-effective, and stable of the mirror mounts is the kinematic type.  Its design is fairly simple providing constraints in each of the six degrees of freedom just once, ensuring excellent stability in temperature varying environments.  Gimbal mounts are another type of commonly used mount which provides an exceptionally angular adjustment range as well as the ability to minimize adjustment cross talk. Mirror mounts are used in almost all optical applications primarily for beam routing, or in other words, getting the optical beam of light from the source to the point of interest.  Industries that utilize these mounts include research, bio-medical, life sciences, astronomy, metrology, semiconductor, and more.   If one of our many catalog mirror mounts does not meet your requirements, just send us a request for a custom version.

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Selection Guide for Kinematic Mirror Mounts

Groups

Description

Mirror Diameters (mm)

Features

Mount Families

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Standard-Grade Mounts

Standard-Grade mirror mounts provide solid performance at a cost-effective price. They are designed for use in an optics lab but are also suitable for integration into complex optical systems.

Φ12.7 (0.5")
Φ25.4 (1.0")
Φ30.0 (1.2")*
Φ50.8 (2.0")
Platform

  • Slim profile
  • Clear-Edge mirror mounting
  • Center-Post mounting
  • 254-TPI High-Resolution adjusters
  • Removable Knobs
  • Front or rear mirror loading
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Performance-Grade Mounts

Performance-Grade mirror mounts provide additional features and enhanced stability over standard grade mounts. They are best suited for laser processing or interferometer applications but also ideal for use in an optics lab.

Φ12.7 (0.5")
Φ20.0 (0.8")*
Φ25.0 (1.0")*
Φ30.0 (1.2")*
Φ50.0 (1.9")*
Φ50.8 (2.0")
Φ80.0 (3.2")*
Φ100 (3.9")*

  • Patented NOMI LOCK® mechanism
  • 2- or 3-point adjustment options
  • Thick frame provides higher stability
  • Large diameter knobs improve fine adjustment
  • Cross-slot knobs allow easy tool adjustment
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Precision-Grade Mounts

Precision-Grade Mounts are made exclusively from stainless steel and provide the highest level of performance and stability. Complimenting their high performance is a host of additional useful features and options.

Φ12.7 (0.5")
Φ25.4 (1.0")
Φ50.8 (2.0")
Φ101.6 (4.0")

  • Clear-Edge mirror mounting
  • High thermal repeatability
  • Keying pin holes for setting exact position
  • Vacuum compatible options
  • Front or rear mirror loading
  • Center-Post mounting

*The indicated millimeter-to-inch diameter conversion values are rounded



Selection Guide for Speciality Mirror Mounts

Groups

Description

Mirror Diameters (mm)

Features

Mount Families

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Top-Adjust Mounts

Top Adjust mirror mounts have vertically oriented adjustments located safely and conveniently above the mirror so your hands are never in the beam path. This configuration enables thinner profiles for use with beam splitters and in compact spaces.

Φ10.0 (0.4")*
Φ12.7 (0.5")
Φ15.0 (0.6")*
Φ25.4 (1.0")
Φ30.0 (1.2")*
Φ50.0 (1.9")*
Φ50.8 (2.0")
Φ60.0 (2.4")*

  • Slim profile
  • Gimbal adjustment option
  • Ideal for beam splitting optics
  • Knob, micrometer or differential adjustments
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True Gimbal Mounts

Gimbal mounts have axes of rotation (pitch and yaw) which intersect at the center of the surface plane of the optic so that the beam length will not change during adjustment. True gimbal mounts always have rotation axes that are true (parallel and orthogonal) to the mounting surface. This configuration eliminates cross talk between the adjustments.

Φ20.0 (0.8")*
Φ25.0 (1.0")
Φ30.0 (1.2")*
Φ40.0 (1.6")*
Φ50.0 (1.9")*
Φ50.8 (2.0")
Φ60.0 (2.4")*
Φ80.0 (3.2")*

  • Full 360-deg. rotation in both axes
  • Both manual coarse and fine screw adjustment
  • Knob, micrometer or differential adjustments
  • Constructed from solid brass
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Large Diameter Mounts

Large diameter mounts are made to position and align mirrors with diameters from 80 to 300 mm. In addition to their diameter capacity, they have exceptional adjustment sensitivity and do not exhibit any adjustment cross-talk during alignment.

Φ80.0 (3.2")*
Φ100 (3.9")*
Φ101.6 (4.0")
Φ150 (5.9")*
Φ152.4 (6.0")
Φ200 (7.9")*
Φ203.2 (8.0")
Φ254 (10.0")
Φ300 (11.8")*

  • Low stress axial optic mounting clamps
  • True gimbal adjustment mechanism eliminates cross-talk
  • Differential micrometers provide sub arc-second sensitivity
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Vacuum Compatible Mounts

Vacuum Compatible mounts are made from stainless steel and processed with special lubrication and vacuum-level cleaning. These mounts have less volatile organic compounds to ensure minimal outgassing in a 10E-6 Torr vacuum environment.

Φ12.7 (0.5")
Φ25.4 (1.0")
Φ30.0 (1.2")*
Φ50.8 (2.0")

  • Tested outgassing levels with quad mass spectrometer
  • Packaged with aluminum wrap in special evacuated bags
  • Made with non magnetic stainless steel and BARRIERTA SUPER IS/V grease

*The indicated millimeter-to-inch diameter conversion values are rounded

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