Galvanometer Mirrors have military standards-compliant coatings.

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Used in laser system applications, Galvo mirrors are manufactured from any substrate but most commonly BK-7, fused silica, or silicon. Substrates are shaped to suit specific jobs and coated with reflective protected metal or multilayer dielectric tuned for required wavelength band and application. Mirror coatings can achieve reflectivity of greater than 99.9% and meet durability requirements per military specifications, including Mil-C-48497A.

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Military Coatings on Galvo Mirrors

Durable high-reflection coatings for superior performance

San Clemente, CA - Reynard Corporation, a leading global supplier of optical components and thin film coatings announces high precision coatings Galvanometer mirrors.

Galvo mirrors are used in various laser system applications such as scanners, bar code readers, sweeping remote sensors, marking systems, and laser light shows. A mirror is modulated on it centered axis, causing a static laser beam to scan in a one-dimensional orientation. Adding a second Galvo mirror allows for scanning in two dimensions. For example, the first scans in an X-orientation across a single line, while the second mirror allows for Y-orientation movement. With a synchronized X-Y controller, any continuous geometric shape can be realized.

Mirrors are manufactured using most any substrate, but are most commonly made from BK-7, fused silica or silicon. With our CNC machining capabilities, we can shape these Galvanometer mirror substrates to suit any application. The substrates are then coated with a highly reflective protected metal or multi-layer dielectric tuned for the required wavelength band and application. Our Galvo mirror coatings can achieve reflectivity of greater than 99.9% and are able to withstand the most rigid durability requirements per military specifications - including Temperature/Humidity and Salt Fog requirements per Mil-C-48497A.

"Galvo mirrors are a perfect fit for our highly-durable reflective coating designs. Since application environments can range from ambient and controlled to harsh military conditions, one can be assured that our coatings will function as designed" says Forrest Reynard, President of Reynard Corporation.

About Reynard Corporation
Established in 1984, Reynard Corporation designs and manufactures precision thin film optical products for a global customer base, both military and commercial. In-house operation capabilities include design, fabrication, photolithography, coating, and sub-assembly for a one-stop solution. Contact us for a free optical reference and product catalog, or visit our webpage for online ordering and reference at

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