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Front Surface Mirrors

Surface coated 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 a component is also known as an optical mirror since it offers an excellent imaging quality. This kind of optics are made for the use in optical systems and laser applications 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 mainly designed for applications in the visible wavelength range and it can also reflect low to medium power laser beams. We can add additional layers to enhance the reflectivity for specific wavelengths. more...

 

SEA-NIR Enhanced Aluminum Front Surface Mirror (NIR)

The SEA-NIR first-surface-mirror is also aluminum-coated. The dielectric layers are optimized for an enhanced near-infrared reflectivity. To obtain this the SEA-NIR features an additional dielectric overcoating just like the SEA-VIS-mirror. In some applications it can replace gold mirrors. Like the SEA-VIS the SEA-NIR can be used as a laser mirror for small to medium laser powers. 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 front surface mirror is based on a highly reflective dielectric coating optimized for the visible range and for 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 and precision 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 SHR front surface mirror features an enormously high efficiency and has a low absorption in the visible wavelength range. The SHR can be used as a low-cost laser mirror with high reflectivity. more...

 

SHD Dielectric Cold Mirror (VIS)

The dielectric cold mirror of our SHD series has a very high reflection in the visible wavelength range and is at the same time heat-permeable. SHD front surface mirrors can separate the infrared from the visible. more...

 

DST Beamsplitter / Partially transmitting Mirrors (VIS)

The precision DST divider-mirror is designed for random polarization. But it can also work in laser applications as it is available with different dividing ratios. The partially transparent coating on the first surface is designed for the visible area and the DST has an additional anti-reflective coating on the back surface. The DST is virtually free of ghost imaging effects. more...

 

SIR Dielectric Heat Reflecting Hot Mirror

Our SIR heat reflecting hot mirror can be operated as an infrared mirror for wavelengths up to 1100 nm and is highly transparent for visible light. It enables efficient heat 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 front surface 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 front surface mirror coating regarding 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 support, just click here.

Note: We do not coat mirror coatings 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. We don't make normal backside-coated mirror components for non-optical use at all. All of the front surface 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 available on request.