Optical Mirrors

Optical Mirrors

Optical Mirrors are designed to reflect incident light for laser and imaging applications such as beam steering, interferometry, illumination, and more.  Industries that utilize Optical Mirrors are bio-medical, life sciences, astronomy, metrology, semiconductor, and more.  OptoSigma offers a broad selection of optical mirrors to meet virtually any application.  Some examples are, Super Mirrors, or, low PPM mirrors, Spherical Mirrors, Femtosecond Laser Mirrors, also known as Low or Negative Dispersion Mirrors, Dielectric Mirrors, Metalic Mirrors, and Laser Line Mirrors.  If one of our hundreds of catalog mirrors do not meet your requirements, send us a request for a custom mirror. 

  
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  • Broadband Metallic Mirrors

    Description

    OptoSigma manufactures a wide variety of high performance mirrors with metalized coatings. These are Aluminum Mirrors, Silver Mirrors and Gold Mirrors. Metalized mirrors are ideal for broadband applications like Spectroscopy and are useful in the UV, Visible and NIR ranges in a variety of industries. Dielectric coating layers are incorporated on top of the metalics to protect the surfaces and enhance the reflectivities. Metalic mirrors are generally lower in price compared to their dielectric counterparts and they are also polarization incensitive. Ask us for a custom mirror if you cannot find one of our standards to meet your requirements.

  • Dielectric Mirrors

    Description

    Dielectric Mirrors, also known as Bragg Mirrors consist of multiple layers of dielectric coating materials deposited onto glass surfaces typically. OptoSigma offers a wide variety of dielectric mirrors that are appropriate for high power lasers, broadband light sources in a varity of applictions. Whether you need a laser line solution, or, an ultra-broadband solution, we have a great selection. Regardless, if you cannot find what you need from our standard offerings, contact us direct for a custom product

  • Femtosecond Laser Mirrors

    Description

    OptoSigma Femtosecond Laser Mirrors, also known as Chirp Mirrors, or Dispersion Mirrors, have either low or negative Group Delay Dispersion (GDD) characteristics for use in chirp pulsed amplications systems (CPA), or a variety of applications for ultra short pulses of primarily Ti-Sapphire lasers. OptoSigma has three types, standard, wide band, and high power, in a varity of sizes. All utilize dielectric coatings on high precision glass substrates. Our Femtosecond mirrors are verified using a metrology device named, "Chromatis", manufactured by KM Labs in Boulder, CO. Custom sizes, wavelengths and pulse profiles available upon request.

  • High Surface Flatness Mirrors

    Description

    OptoSigma's family of High Surface Flatness Mirrors are guaranteed to be Lambda/10 P-V after coating. This group of mirrors are designed specifically for ND Yag lasers from primary 1064nm, and higher frequencies down to 248nm. The optical coatings are all dielectric with reflectivieis up to R>99.5%. OptoSigma manufactures a significant mix of custom mirrors upon request.

  • Super Mirrors

    Description

    OptoSigma's Super Mirror family are a group of mirrors with extremely high reflectivities. These mirrors are ideal for Fabry-Perot resonator cavities where high finnesse and narrow spectral bandwiths are required. We employ highly specialized polishing techniques that enable low scatter based upon surface roughness of Ra<0.1nm and we also utilize Ion-Beam Sputtering (IBS) optical coating processes. Our standard products are for 1064nm (R>99.999%) and 532nm (R>99.9995%). Custom wavelengths and or sizes available upon request.

  • Curved Focusing Mirrors

    Description

    OptoSigma manufactures a variety of spherical concave mirrors. These type of Mirrors reflect rays of light inward to a focal point. Objects beyond the center of curvature will form a real inverted image that is between the focal point and the center of curvature. Elipsoidal Mirrors provide two focal points and are ideal for illumination for steppers in PCB and LCD applications. Paraboliod Mirrors convert diverging light from a point source into parallel rays. Ask us for a custom mirror if you cannot find one of our standards to meet your requirements.

Selection Guide for Optical Mirrors

Groups

Description

Mirror Shapes and Sizes(mm)

Average Reflectivity and Wavelength Ranges

Flatness Options

Material Options

Mount Families

standard_grade_mounts
Broadband Metallic Mirrors

These mirrors are affordable with good reflectance in a wide range of wavelength. Mirrors are available in aluminum, silver and gold coating and at any angle of incidence. Light absorption coating, reflection is slightly reduced.

Round: φ10, (0.5”), 15, 20, 25, (1.0”), 30, 40, 50, (2.0”), 60, 80, 100, 130, 150

Square: 10, (0.5”), 15, 20, 25,(1.0”), 30, 40, 50, (2.0”), 60, 80, 100, 130, 150, 250

Rectangular: 10x15, 15x25, 20x30, 25x35
  • Aluminum
    80-95% (See Graph)
  • Silver
    97.5%(450~2000nm)
  • Gold
    80-95% (See Graph)

λ, λ/4, λ/10, λ/20

Hard Glass, BK7

standard_grade_mounts
Dielectric Mirrors

These mirrors are designed for high reflectance with low loss. The coating is resistant to hard scratches. To be used at 45 degrees angle of incidence.

Round: φ10, (0.5”), 15, 20, 25, (1.0”), 30, 40, 50, (2.0”)
  • 95-99% - 193, 248, 266, 355, 532, 1064nm
  • 97-98% - 245-700, 400-1100, 400-2000, 300-2000nm
  • >99% - 157, 193, 248, 266, 282, 308, 325nm

λ/10

BK7

standard_grade_mounts
Super Mirrors

Our Super mirrors are ultra-high performance mirrors which provide near 100% reflection in order to maximize the performance of a Fabry-Perot resonator cavity.

Round: (0.5”), 25, (1.0”), 30, 50
  • >99.99 @ 532nm
  • >99.99 @1064nm

λ/10

Synthetic Fused Silica

standard_grade_mounts
Femtosecond Laser Mirrors

This mirror is designed to provide low wavelength dispersion suitable for use with ultra-short pulse lasers with 100 femtosecond or less.

Round: (0.5”), (1.0”), 30
  • >99.8 @ 700-900

λ/10

Synthetic Fused Silica, BK7

standard_grade_mounts
High Surface Flatness Mirrors

High Surface Accuracy Mirrors provide a guaranteed surface accuracy of λ/10 after coating.

Round: (0.5”), (1.0”), 30, 50, (2.0”)
  • >99% @ 248, 266, 308, 355, 532, 1064nm

λ/10

Synthetic Fused Silica

standard_grade_mounts
Curved Mirrors

A curved mirror converts diverging light from a point of light source into parallel light.

Round: φ10, (0.5”), 15, 20, 25, (1.0”), 30, 40, 50
Ellipse: φ64, 76, 86, 105, 113, 124, 128, 148
Paraboloid: φ(0.5”),15, 17, 30
  • Aluminum 80-95% (See Graph)

λ/2

BK7, Tempax

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