Laser Beam Products can fabricate,
polish and coat mirrors from customer supplied material, working to
customers drawings, or to their own designs using software like Zemax,
AutoCAD, BeamCAD. Their manufacturing techniques lend themselves to the
efficient production of small numbers of optics, even just one optical
component, very cost effectively. Because they manufacture almost
entirely “ in house” delivery times are quick as well.
They pride themselves in their flexibility with mirror materials,
optical coatings, mechanical and optical tolerances, even adapting
existing parts to meet the demands of the customer's applications. Just
about everything is standard to them!
Applications for these mirrors include:
Materials that work as substrates in these applications are:
Standard coatings that Laser Beam products uses are:
Both standard and custom items are available
at competitive prices and with short delivery times.
Flat mirrors find wide uses in
industrial laser systems, as well as medical, scientific and
Copper based mirrors in
particular provide a rugged and durable mirror with good
reflectivity across a broad spectrum of the infrared. Our electroplated gold coating
offers good reflectivity and high damage resistance. They are widely used in CO2
laser beam delivery where their massive power handling ability
gives a long working life. Our mirrors are fitted to a 40KW
welding laser. For standard specifications click here
Aluminium mirrors are
lightweight, and ideal for scanning applications.
Silicon mirrors are always
used with a coating, such as Max R, phase retarder, and are
suitable for many infra red wavelengths. Although lightweight and stable
they have lower laser damage resistance compared to all metal
Molybdenum mirrors offer a
very hard, scratch resistant, mirror surface.
Unique manufacturing methods allow
cost effective supply of prototypes and small numbers of parts
without tooling or set up charges.
- Money and time can be saved by
having mirrors designed with locating flanges, mounting holes
and even water cooling built in.
- Mirrors from most metals, metal
alloys, and some non metal such as silicon are routinely
- Mirrors from 6mm to 150mm
diameter are available, as well as square, rectangular, and
other custom shapes.
- Repair and refurbishing of used
mirrors to their original specification is also available,
which can offer considerable savings.
Spherically curved mirrors are
commonly used in laser cavities and in laser beam expanders
for high power lasers.
- A large range of concave and
convex mirrors with radius of curvature from 5mm to 100 meters
- Spherical mirrors can often be
used in careful combination to give diffraction limited
- Several designs for focus systems based on spherical
mirrors are available.
Cylindrical mirrors are used for
correcting astigmatic beams from slab discharge lasers and laser
diodes. A range of cylindrical
curvatures are available.
Curved mirrors with through holes
are useful in Raman spectroscopy and multi-pass cells. Surface form is maintained over
the entire surface.
Using spherical mirrors in
carefully optimized designs can offer large savings over aspheric
- A range of parabolic, elliptical
and hyperbolic mirror surfaces are available for applications
requiring an aspheric mirror.
Curved mirrors are available from a
wide range of materials and with various coatings.
Application Notes (PDFs):
Copper Mirrors vs. ZnSe Lenses for High Power Lasers
CO2 lasers, Cut/Weld, Pulsed
Laser, ER:YAG, Infrared
Collimation, Focus Units,
Polarization, Beam Control
Calorimetry, Laser Damage
Choosing mirrors, laser damage,
specifications, cleaning mirrors, surface quality