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Silver-Coated Front Surface Mirrors

SHP Series

Special Properties

  • High broadband reflection of visible light
  • Wide range of angles of incidences
  • Protected metal thin film coating
  • Virtually no polarization effects
  • Efficient reflection of polarized and unpolarized light
  • High-quality glass substrate

Typical Applications

  • Mirror optics for measurement & sensor technology
  • Folding mirrors LCD-projector systems
  • Digital camera mirror
  • Ophthalmic measurement equipment
  • Laser mirrors

Related mirror types

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Our superior quality silver-coated SHP front surface mirrors feature a very high broadband optical reflection for visible light of > 98% and maintain their high reflectivity up to the infrared. Unlike it is the case with dielectric mirror coatings the reflectivity of our silver coatings is almost independent of the polarization of incident light. At the same time, silver coated mirror optics can operate at a broader range of incidence angles. Due to the relatively soft coating it usually is not recommended to use a silver-coated front surface mirror in environments exposing them to high mechanical load or abrasion*. But thanks to the thin dielectric coating we deposit as a top layer above the reflective metallic coating of the mirrors they are well protected from oxidation. The high-quality glass substrate we use to make the SHP front surface mirrors keeps distortions low. As a result of their excellent optical properties our high reflection silver-metal mirrors have their special place in many optical applications which require broadband high-reflection optical-quality front surface mirror optics.

We are not restricted to a few stock mirrors like it is often the case for catalog product resellers. We have specialized in the rapid manufacturing of custom mirror sizes so even a custom sized front surface mirror optics at large quantities usually takes less than a week to arrive on your desk, which is of significant advantage because this way the mirrors will fit your application perfectly without any extra time and effort required to adapt your application to a fixed size catalog product. For urgent cases we offer our 48 h Express manufacturing which allows manufacturing and outgoing shipping within 48 hours.

To request a quotation and to order our SHP mirrors with individual dimensions please use the button below:


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*For applications with increased mechanical exposure we developed our all dielectric SHP-D mirrors which offer similar properties as our SHP but has a less sensitive surface.



SHP Silver Metal Front Surface Mirror reflection

View reflection curve of the SHP Silver Mirrors



  • Silver + protective overcoating

Standard Substrate

  • Selected Float Glass
  • Other mirror substrate materials on request

Mirror Coating

  • Reflective silver coating with protective overcoating


  • Ravg > 98% @ 420 - 680 nm, i=45°
  • High reflection up to 12 μm

Surface Quality

  • typ. 80-50 scratch & dig (MIL-0-13830A)
  • Other surface quality on request

Other Specifications

  • Adherence according to MIL-M-13508C,
    4.4.6, Tape Test
  • Hardness according to MIL-M-13508C,
    4.4.5, 50 x

Stock Thickness

Additional detailed technical information on the SHP mirrors is available on request. We also make other metallic front surface mirrors like enhanced-aluminum, protected-aluminum, or chrome coatings. Also, gold coatings are possible on a batch basis per inquiry.


All given details and specifications are mean reference values and are not guaranteed. Also, please consider our "Notes on technical specifications".

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