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 imaging quality. Because the coating of a conventional mirror is located on the backside of a glass, it produces ghost images caused by secondary reflection of the uncoated glass surface. 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 the 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:
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.
Aluminum mirror with dielectric overcoating, technical mirrors reflective in the near infrared range
Aluminium mirror with SiO2 overcoating, designed for the ultraviolet to infrared range.
Front surface mirror with enormous reflectivity in the visible range, for S&P polarized- and unpolarized light
Metallic silver mirror coating with strong visible reflectivity for polarized & unpolarized light
Highly efficient dielectric technical mirror for common light and laser use
Heat transmitting mirror for lighting use
Color neutral, partially transmitting mirror with antireflection coating on the back surface for image splitting and for the use as laser beam divider
Dielectric mirror for ultraviolet light and heat transmission for lighting use
Highly efficient heat/light separating mirror, transmits the visible range
Broadband infrared blocking heat reflecting mirror
Partially transmitting mirror, that under special contrast conditions appear to be transparent only from one side. This mirror is new in our delivery program.