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CUSTOM OPTICAL MIRRORS

When a catalog optical mirror won’t work in your design, Advanced Optics can help. With more than 50 years of experience crafting custom optical mirrors, combined with our highly skilled team of professionals, we are ready and able to meet the requirements of your unique project.

We accomplish this by carefully listening to your specifications, providing attention to every detail and delivering a custom optical mirror that meets or exceeds your expectations. Whether you require a single prototype, production quantities or anything in between, our extensive stock of on-site raw materials allows us to meet your requirements for fast delivery with competitive prices.

Our optical customization capabilities allow us to:

  • Fabricate custom sizes and shapes.
  • Design and supply custom optical coatings.
  • Achieve parallelism of < 2 arc seconds.
  • Manufacture custom concave and convex lenses.
  • Modify and resurface customer supplied materials.
  • Drill holes, notch glass and provide beveled substrates.
  • Precision polish optics with non-standard aspect ratios.
  • Provide filters, filter glass and high index glass materials.
  • Craft custom optical mirrors and windows from prototype to production.

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Custom Optical Mirror Coatings

Does your project require a custom optical coating? Advanced Optics can provide custom metallic coatings to meet your specific reflectivity requirements. Simply provide your wavelength(s) of interest, the % reflectivity you require and the AOI you will be using your mirror and we will design the perfect coating for your application

Need help correctly specifying a custom optical mirror?

For an optical mirror to perform as expected, having a good understanding of your application, as well as specifying the correct optical characteristics, is essential to reducing costs and procuring the perfect mirror.

Careful consideration should be given to the following and provided when requesting a quotation for your custom optical mirror.

Select Substrate

Soda-lime Glass BOROFLOAT®33
N-BK7®
Fused Silica
Quartz
Viosil
ZERODUR®
ClearCeram®-Z
ULE® Low Expansion Glass

Determine Physical Characteristics

Shape
Tolerances for LxWxT or diameter
Scratch and Dig
Edge Bevels

Establish Accuracy

Surface quality:
Available 1/4, 1/10 or 1/20 wave

Parallelism:
Available to < 2 arc seconds
Clear Aperture

Choose Coating

Wavelength or wavelength range of interest

Percentage of reflectivity required at a specific wavelength(s) at specific AOI.

For further information on how to properly specify an optical mirror, please visit our page: 10 Steps to Consider when Designing Your Optical Mirror.
Careful consideration of all 10 steps will help the manufacturer of your mirror clearly understand your requirements which translates to a faster and more accurate quotation.

Advanced Optics can also modify in-stock optical mirrors for fast turnaround. View our in-stock optical mirrors available for modification.

Advanced Optics standard metallic coatings are shown in the diagram below.

CUSTOM OPTICAL MIRRORS

 

Have a question? Give us call and tell us about your project. (262) 548-1155