TECHSPEC® Low Scatter Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors are designed to decrease scatter in the UV and visible regions.

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TECHSPEC® Low Scatter Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors from Edmund Optics provide a surface roughness of less than 50Å RMS. They are precision mirrors that are designed for low scatter in the visible spectrum. Originally offered in only 5 models, the off-axis parabolic mirrors have expanded to provide additional options to over 40 models. These options include 2 new coatings and a quarter-inch size. The TECHSPEC Low Scatter Off-Axis Parabolic mirrors are designed using a process that decreases scatter in the UV and visible regions; they undergo  a visible inspection with a HeNe laser to ensure low scatter. 


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TECHSPEC® Low Scatter Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors exhibit less than 50Å RMS surface roughness

Mirror family offers more than 40 models

January 25, 2018, Barrington, N.J. - Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces TECHSPEC® Low Scatter Off-Axis Parabolic (OAP) Mirrors. Providing a surface figure of λ/8 RMS and a surface roughness of less than 50Å RMS, these precision mirrors are designed for low scatter in the visible spectrum. They are excellent when used for focusing, collimation, beam expansion, and optical testing systems such as MTF test benches. The EO OAP family has expanded from five models to more than 40 models, providing additional options and flexibility. Examples of these additional options include two new coatings, Protected Gold and UV Enhanced Aluminum, and a new size, ¼", within the product family. The product family will continue to expand in the upcoming months.

Designed to decrease scatter in the UV and VIS regions

TECHSPEC® Low Scatter Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors precisely direct and focus incident collimated light at a specific angle, resulting in minimal scatter loss. Designed using a proprietary process that decreases scatter in the UV and visible region, each TECHSPEC® Low Scatter Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror undergoes a visual inspection with a HeNe laser to ensure low scatter. These aluminum 6061-T6 substrate mirrors are characterized with improved surface roughness (<50Å RMS) and surface figure (λ/8) when compared to standard off-axis parabolic mirrors. TECHSPEC® Low Scatter Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors are in-stock and ready for immediate delivery.

About EO:

Edmund Optics® is a leading supplier of optics, imaging, and photonics technology for the Life Sciences, Biomedical, Semiconductor, R&D, and Defense markets around the globe. EO designs and manufactures a wide array of multi-element lenses, lens coatings, imaging systems, and optomechanical equipment, while supporting OEM applications with volume production of both stock and custom products. EO's state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities, combined with its global distribution network, has earned it the position of the world's largest supplier of off-the-shelf optical components. Customers can purchase items by calling 1-800-363-1992, via the catalog or the website at www.edmundoptics.com.

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