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Front Surface Mirrors

Mirror optics and reflective thin-film coatings

The optically effective coating of a front surface mirror is located directly on the top surface of a glass substrate. Such components are also called optical mirrors, since they offer a good imaging quality. They are used in optical systems and, as a rule, offer a better flatness, surface quality as well as a higher reflection than simple, backside coated mirrors. Below you will find the links to our front surface mirror products.

 

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SEA-VIS Enhanced Aluminum Front Surface Mirror (VIS)

Our SEA-VIS front surface mirror consists of an aluminum coating with dielectric over coatings, which enhance the reflectivity and protect the aluminum thin film. The coatings are deposited on a high quality glass substrate. The SEA-VIS is designed for applications mainly in the visible wavelength range. more...

 

SEA-NIR Enhanced Aluminum Front Surface Mirror (NIR)

The SEA-NIR first-surface-mirrors are also aluminum-coated. The dielectric layers are optimized for an enhanced near-infrared reflectivity. To obtain this, they feature an additional dielectric overcoating just like the SEA-VIS-mirror. more...

 

SEA-UV Protected Aluminum Front Surface Mirror (UV-VIS-IR)

The mirrors of the SEA-UV series are aluminum-coated and protected by a very thin quartz (SiO2) protection layer. This allows both, a good UV-reflection, as well as a very broadband reflectivity up to the infrared wavelength range. more...

 

SHP-D High-Reflection Front Surface Mirror for polarized light (VIS)

Our SHP-D mirrors are based on a highly reflective dielectric coating optimized for the visible range and for both, polarized and unpolarized light. more...

 

SHP Silver-Metal Front Surface Mirror (VIS)

The SHP is a silver-metal coated front surface mirror with very high visible reflection for polarized and unpolarized light. The optical silver mirrors have a protective layer that prevents oxidization of the silver coating. more...

 

SHR High Reflection Dielectric Front Surface Mirror (VIS)

The all dielectric front surface mirrors of the SHR series feature an enormously high efficiency and feature a low light absorption in the visible wavelength range. more...

 

SHD Dielectric Cold Mirror (VIS)

The dielectric cold mirrors of our SHD series have a very high reflection in the visible wavelength range and are at the same time heat-permeable. They can be used to separate the infrared from visible light. more...

 

DST Beamsplitter / Partially transmitting Mirrors (VIS)

The DST divider-mirror is designed for unpolarized light. But it can also be used for laser applications as it is available with different dividing ratios. The partially mirrored optic is designed for the visible area and has an additional anti-reflective coating on the back. more...

 

SIR Dielectric Heat Reflecting Hot Mirror

Our SIR heat reflecting hot mirrors can be used as infrared mirrors up to 1100 nm and are transparent for visible light. They enable efficient heat / light separation applications. more...

 

SIR-IR, Dielectric Hot-Mirror with extended blocking range

The SIR-IR operates similarly to the SIR hot-mirror but has an extended reflection range in the infrared, which allows wider blocking of infrared radiation. The IR-reflectivity is less effective but it is much more broadband than with our SIR. more...

 

SUV Dielectric Ultraviolet Cold Mirror

Our SUV-UV-cold mirror offers ultraviolet reflection as well as heat-transmission. more...

 

Spy Mirrors, "One-Way-Mirrors", TDS-Series

The TDS is a partially transmitting, first surface coated mirror, which appears transparent from one side only at certain contrast ratios. more...

 

Can't find the front surface mirror you are searching for on our web site?

Don't hesitate to request your individual quotation for your custom made mirror optics! We can customize each mirror in regards to the cut-on or cut-off points on a per coating run order basis. We can use other materials and add or modify thin-film layer systems to create almost any custom coating (dielectric coatings, gold, chrome, other metals) to the exacting requirements of your applications. For additional information, help and free and support, just click here.

Note: We do not coat mirrors based on acrylic or plastic substrates as acrylic usually can't offer the optical quality that is possible with glass substrates. Also, acrylic does not withstand higher thermal loads. Hence, we generally only coat glass. Also, we don't make normal backside-coated mirrors for non-optical use at all. All of the mirror series listed on our web site are available within our 48h-Express Optics Service. So, shipping within two business days after receipt of order is possible (view details here). Worldwide express shipping is possible on request.