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Front Surface Mirrors, Mirror Optics

Summary of our reflecting optics

Front surface mirrors are used for technical applications. The difference compared to a normal backside coated mirror is, that the optically active thin film coating of a front surface coated mirror is located on the first surface of a glass substrate. This means, the incident light is reflected directly by the first surface of the mirror. The image does not have to pass through a glass twice to be reflected and therefore has a much higher quality and is free of ghost imaging. Because the coating of a conventional mirror is located on the backside of a glass, it produces ghost images. This is caused by secondary reflection of the uncoated glass surface, because the original image is overlaid with a second image of lower intensity resulting in a blurry picture. This unwanted effect is completely avoided with our high quality front surface mirror optics, which in addition feature a much better reflectivity, flatness and image quality than conventional mirrors can offer. Below, please find a list of links to a selection of our quality front surface mirror components. Follow the links to the respective data-sheets that contain information about our listed front surface mirror coatings. You will find all technical details and you can view the reflection curves there. Also you will have the opportunity to request, buy and order any of the listed front surface mirror components below at your customized size and with a very short lead and shipping time:


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SEA-VIS Enhanced Aluminium Front Surface Mirror (VIS)

Aluminum mirror with dielectric overcoating, economically priced technical mirror reflective in the visible range. Can be used for machine vision, office machines, projection- and laser applications. This mirror is the best choice for high volume applications and it is also available at large size.

SEA-NIR Enhanced Aluminium Front Surface Mirror (NIR)

Aluminum mirror with dielectric overcoating, technical mirrors reflective in the near infrared range

SEA-UV Protected Aluminium Front Surface Mirror (UV-IR)

Aluminium mirror with SiO2 overcoating, designed for the ultraviolet to infrared range.

SHP-D High Reflection Front Surface Mirrors for polarized light

Front surface mirror with enormous reflectivity in the visible range, for S&P polarized- and unpolarized light

SHP Silver Metal Front Surface Mirror

Metallic silver mirror coating with strong visible reflectivity for polarized & unpolarized light

SHR, High Reflection Dielectric Front Surface Mirror

Highly efficient dielectric technical mirror for common light and laser use

SHD Dielectric Cold Mirror

Heat transmitting mirror for lighting use

DST Beamsplitter / Partially transmissive Mirror

Color neutral, partially transmitting mirror with antireflection coating on the back surface for image splitting and for the use as laser beam divider

SUV Dielectric Ultraviolet Front Surface Mirror

Dielectric mirror for ultraviolet light and heat transmission for lighting use

SIR Dielectric Heat Reflecting Front Surface Hot Mirror

Highly efficient heat/light separating mirror, transmits the visible range

Dielectric Hot Front Surface Mirrors, Extended Blocking Range, SIR-IR Series

Broadband infrared blocking heat reflecting mirror


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

Partially transmitting mirror, that under special contrast conditions appear to be transparent only from one side. This mirror is new in our delivery program.

Can't find the front surface mirror you need in the list above?

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We do not coat front surface mirrors based on acrylic or plastic substrates. All of the front surface mirrors above are available within our 48h-Express Service and can ship within two business days (view details here). Express shipping is available on request.