Mirrors & Reflectors

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Retail & Sales Equipment, Vision Systems

Semi-Transparent Mirrors create dynamic displays and more.

May 19, 2016

Available in sizes up to 126 x 88 and 4–6 mm custom thicknesses, scratch-resistant Semi-Transparent Mirrors feature mirror coating applied to either low iron soda lime glass or grey glass. Additional customization options include screen printing, edge treatments, shape, and finish options. While silver reflection remains stable under wide viewing angles, optical coating, which has color neutral performance across visible spectrum, does not affect true color of display image. Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Vision Systems

High Intensity 25 W LED Spotlight produces 1,000 ft long beam.

April 20, 2016

Offering 12–32 V compatibility and 50,000 hr service life, LED25WRE-CPR uses 25 W CREE LED and reflector to produce 2,750 lm spot beam with 10° spread. Impact-resistant housing includes 4.5 in. dia lamp and reflector assembly protected by polycarbonate lens and sealed against water and dust to IP68. Waterproof to 3 m, light is suspended within form fitting trunnion mount and can monitor and adjust input current to maintain correct LED voltage level. Read More

Vision Systems

First Surface Mirrors feature protected silver coatings.

March 30, 2016

Featuring surface flatness of 4–6 λ, TECHSPEC® First Surface Mirrors have protected silver coated surface that is designed to face incident light, minimizing energy loss by preventing light from passing through glass substrate. Metal coating includes protective dielectric overcoat layer that prevents damage from atmosphere or from cleaning. Offered in circular, square, and rectangular dimensions, mirrors provide average reflectance of >98% at 500–800 nm and >98% at 2,000–10,000 nm. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

PG&O® Provides Customized Optical Components for Avotec's Real Eye Nano(TM)

March 10, 2016

• Avotec’s unique visual stimulation and eye tracking system for MRI systems is a finalist in SPIE’s prestigious Prism Awards - Biomedical Instrumentation category. SANTA ANA, CA – Precision Glass Optics (PGO - www.pgo.com), announces the customization of two thin film optical components for a high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) accessory... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Adaptive Optics Kit corrects monochromatic aberrations.

February 16, 2016

Comprising MEMS-based deformable mirror, optics, optomechanics, camera, and GUI software, Iris AO Adaptive Optics Kit is suitable for exploring wavefront sensorless adaptive optics. Deformable Mirror, protected with reflective silver coating, features 111 actuators with 37 hexagonal piston-tip-tilt (PTT) segments using 3 actuators each. Intuitive mirror positioning using PTT values or Zernike coefficients and USB interface means user can set precision mirror shapes onto mirror. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Paints & Coatings, Vision Systems

First Surface Mirrors Provide No Ghosting for Image Clarity

February 4, 2016

Most people are familiar with conventional mirrors that we see and use every day, from the bathroom mirror, a hand held mirror, or a car's rear view mirror. These mirrors use glass as a protective surface and have the mirror coating, commonly referred to as "silvering", on the back side, or "second surface". The exposed glass helps protect the mirror coating underneath from scratching or... Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Non-Distortion, High Definition Compatible Optical Grade Beam Splitter Mirrors Ideal for Teleprompter Applications

February 3, 2016

Teleprompter systems have three main components; the glass itself, which is what Abrisa Technologies supplies, the screen and the camera. Serving as a one-way mirror, the coated glass is placed at an angle to reflect the image (e.g. text) from below, allowing an individual to look directly into the camera rather than at notes or a script when addressing an audience. Abrisa Technologies... Read More

Vision Systems

Tip/Tilt Piezo Beam Steering Mirrors have speed-optimized design.

November 4, 2015

Offering tip/tilt angle up to 5 mrad and optical deflection angle up to 10 mrad, S-331 platforms suit precision optics applications in ambient and vacuum environments. Precision of angular tip/tilt motion of top platform is provided around 2 orthogonal axes. Accelerations of these flexure-guided, electro-ceramic driven systems enable step response times in sub-millisecond range with frictionless backlash-free motion. Also, single pivot-point design prevent drawback of polarization rotation. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Right Angle Mirrors serve system alignment applications.

August 11, 2015

Reflecting light at 90°, TECHSPEC® Right Angle Mirrors feature N-BK7 substrates and come in 39 size/coating combinations. Aluminum coating is multi-layer dielectric film on top aluminum to enhance reflectance in visible wavelength region. Protected gold coatings, providing 96% reflectivity from 750–1,500 nm, are offered with silicon monoxide overcoat. Delivering reflectivity of >99% from 500–800 nm, protected silver coatings are suited for broadband sources. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Northrop Grumman Successfully Delivers Deformable Mirror for World's Largest Solar Telescope

August 7, 2015

DEVENS, Mass.,  - The world's largest ground-based solar telescope is one step closer to operation with the acceptance of the deformable mirror engineered by AOA Xinetics, a Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) company. The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST), currently under construction on Haleakala on the island of Maui, Hawaii, will offer unprecedented high-resolution images of... Read More

Services, Vision Systems

Stoneridge and Orlaco Sign Strategic Alliance Agreement for Mirror Replacement Systems to Enhance Vehicle Safety

July 29, 2015

WARREN, Ohio – Stoneridge Inc., (NYSE: SRI), a leading supplier of driver information systems to the global, commercial vehicle, truck, bus and automotive markets, and Orlaco Products BV, a leading supplier of vehicle camera solutions, have executed a strategic alliance agreement to develop, manufacture and sell electronic mirror replacement systems. The unique mirror replacement system... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Vision Systems

The Halogen Bulbs Phase-out. The Impact of Halogen Bulbs Being Regulated

July 8, 2015

You've likely heard about Federal regulations that have phased out the manufacture of incandescent bulbs. What you may not know is that halogen bulbs are also being regulated. The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) phased in changes beginning in 2007 that required bulbs to be more energy efficient. Part of this act stated that any parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) or reflector... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

L&J Engineering Adds Floating Roof Retroreflector

July 8, 2015

Hillside, IL – Today LJ Engineering, an industry leader in the level gauging market has added an all new Floating Roof Retroreflector to its evolution series of Radar Level Gauges. For level gauging purposes, if floating roof tanks do not have stilling well access for mounting a Radar Level Gauge, the application for Radar often leads to the decision to "Shoot the Roof". The definition... Read More

Vision Systems

Nd:YAG Laser Mirrors feature high damage thresholds.

June 22, 2015

With all-dielectric Ion Beam Sputtered coatings, TECHSPEC® High Power Nd:YAG Laser Mirrors provide reflectance up to 99.9% at 45° incidence. UV-grade fused silica mirror substrates are polished on both sides, which allows user to monitor transmitted light leakage through backside in demanding laser applications. Available in 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 in. diameters, mirror models include YAG fundamental at 1064 nm, second harmonic at 532 nm, and UV versions at 355 and 266 nm. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Vision Systems

Auto-Dimming Backup Camera System enhances on-road safety.

May 27, 2015

Able to fit current vehicle models, RVS-776718-DOS attaches to windshield as replacement for existing rear view mirror and offers auto dimming to help remove distractions from driver's view. IP68-rated product displays footage from backup camera, and night vision capabilities ensure driver has access to visual information needed to make informed decisions. Also included, native OnStar capabilities afford in-vehicle safety features ranging from directions to emergency response services. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Access Control Barriers, Accessories protect device body.

April 28, 2015

Safety light curtains of Contrinex YCA 50-series are 24 Vdc, active optoelectronic devices available with 300 or 400 mm beam gap, configurable 1–15 m and 10–50 m operating distances, and 832–1,232 mm protective heights. Also available, 1,060–1,874 mm long, impact-resistant light curtain mirror columns of YXC-series deflect light curtains or access control barriers to provide multi-sided safeguarding of danger zones. Class 2 laser alignment tool with 50 m range is also available. Read More

Vision Systems

CO2 Lenses and Mirrors support cutting and engraving.

April 7, 2015

Designed for 200&ndash;500 W lasers, CO2 Lenses and Mirrors produce clean edge and cut up to 3 mm deep. Offered in 1&ndash;1.5 in. diameter sizes, lenses come in 1.5&ndash;5 in. focal lengths in 0.5 in. increments to assure intricate, detailed cuts or deeper and wider cuts, as required. Silicon mirrors range from 0.5 in. to 5 mm thick. Providing < 0.2% total absorption values, 40-20 scratch-dig surface quality, and <1/40th wave sphericity, lenses and mirrors conform to OEM ISO-10110 specifications. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

Photo Reflectors feature wavelength range of 468-950 nm.

April 3, 2015

Containing both emitter and photo detection functions within single 4 mm plastic package, High Reliability Photo Reflectors feature operational distance of 0.5&ndash;1.5 mm. Emitted light from sensor is reflected back to detector side as object enters sensing area. Offering optimal alignment and sensitivity, reflective switches are suited for edge sensing, line sensing, coin bill validation, and bar code reading applications. Read More

Vision Systems

Laser Gold Goes to the Moon Helping Understand Dark Matter

March 24, 2015

Unique plating process maintains thermal stability of retro reflector NEW YORK - Dark Matter is a mystery; so named since it is known only by its effect by bending light rays from distant galaxies. Dark Energy is another mystery so named since it is known only by the observation of the acceleration of distant galaxies. Retroreflectors are fancy mirrors that return the laser light directly and... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Precision Optics are designed for Nd:YAG and fiber lasers.

March 18, 2015

Intended for use in Nd:YAG and fiber lasers, precision laser optics include lenses, beamsplitters, polarizing components, super flat mirrors, and high-damage threshold coatings that operate in 1 micron wavelength region. Key specifications, including transmission, wavefront, and laser damage threshold (LDT), are analyzed and measured by technicians and scientists. Subesquently, measurements are tested at RMI facility via high-power Nd:YAG laser. Read More