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Front Surface Mirrors

First surface mirror optics and reflective thin-film coatings

The optically effective layers of a front surface mirror are located directly on the top surface of a glass substrate. Such an optical component is known as an optical mirror, because it offers an excellent imaging quality. This kind of surface coated mirror 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 ordinary back surface coated mirrors. Below you will find links to the data-sheets of our optical first surface coated 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 overcoatings which help to enhance the reflectivity and to protect the aluminum thin film coating. The coatings are deposited on a high grade glass substrate. The SEA-VIS mirror is mainly designed for applications in the visible wavelength range and it can also reflect low to medium power laser beams. This first surface mirror is the best choice for high volume applications. We can add additional layers to further improve 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 mirrors features an additional dielectric overcoating just like the SEA-VIS-mirror. In some optical systems the SEA-NIR mirror can even replace gold mirrors. Like the SEA-VIS mirror, the SEA-NIR can be used as a laser front surface mirror for small to medium laser powers. more...

 

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

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

 

SHP-D 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 and lasers. more...

 

SHP Silver-Metal Front Surface Mirror (VIS)

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

 

SHR Dielectric Front Surface Mirror (VIS)

The all dielectric coated SHR first 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 good reflection in the visible wavelength range and is at the same time heat-permeable. SHD front surface mirrors can separate the infrared light 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 divider-mirror 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 front surface mirror for wavelengths up to 1100 nm and is highly transparent to visible light. more...

 

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

The SIR-IR works similar to the SIR hot mirror, but has an extended reflection range in the infrared range, which allows a wider blocking of the heat radiation. IR reflection of the SIR-IR mirrors is less effective, but much wider than 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 mirror on glass which appears to be 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 front surface mirror optics! We can customize each surface mirror coating regarding the cut-on or cut-off points on a per coating run order basis. We can use other substrates and add or modify thin-film layer systems to create almost any custom mirror coating (dielectric, gold, chrome, other metals) to the exacting requirements of your applications. For additional information, help, and free support in order to find the best solution for your application just click here.

Note: We do not coat mirror coatings based on acrylic or plastic substrates as acrylic usually can't offer the optical grade 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 first 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 also available.