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Silver-Coated Front Surface Mirrors

SHP Series

Special Properties

  • Protected silver coating
  • Broadband and high visible reflection
  • Large angle of incidence range
  • Virtually no polarization effects
  • Excellent reflection for polarized and unpolarized light
  • Glass substrate with optical quality

Typical Applications

  • Front surface mirror optics for optical measurement and sensor technology
  • Folding mirrors in LCD-projector systems
  • Digital camera mirror optics
  • Ophthalmic measurement equipment
  • Laser mirrors
  • Gold mirror replacement
  • Medical devices

Related mirror products

  • SEA-VIS-Series
    (enhanced aluminum front surface mirrors for visible light)
  • SEA-NIR-Series
    (enhanced aluminum front surface mirrors for near-infrared light)
  • SEA-UV Series
    (protected aluminum front surface mirrors for UV-IR light)
  • SHP-D Series
    (front surface mirrors for polarized light)

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Our superior quality silver-coated SHP front surface mirrors feature a high and broadband optical reflection of > 98% for visible light and maintain high reflectivity up to the infrared. Unlike the case with dielectric mirror optics, our optical silver coatings' reflectivity is almost independent of the incident light's polarization. The high-quality glass substrate of our SHP mirror allows for high imaging quality. As a result of their excellent optical properties, our silver-metal front surface mirrors work in many medical applications that require high-reflection mirror optics at a reasonable cost. Many laser applications are possible with the SHP. Thanks to the thin dielectric layer deposited above the reflective metallic mirror layer, they are well protected from oxidation.

We are not limited to a few mirror sizes, as we are specialized in rapidly manufacturing customized dimensions. Even custom-sized mirror optics in large quantities usually take less than a week to ship if required. This way, the mirror fits perfectly into your application without any extra time and effort needed to adapt your application to a fixed-sized catalog product. For urgent cases, we offer 48-hour express manufacturing, which allows the fabrication and shipping of individual mirror optics within 48 hours after receipt of your order.

Please use the button below to request a quotation for our SHP front surface mirrors with individual dimensions.


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Because silver is a relatively soft coating, we do not recommend using silver-coated front surface mirrors in harsh environments, where they may be subject to potential scratching or abrasion. For applications with increased mechanical stress, we have developed our SHP-D mirrors, which offer similar optical properties to our SHP silver front surface mirror but have a less sensitive mirror surface.



Reflection spectrum
SHP-Silver Front Surface Mirrors

SHP Silver Metal Front Surface Mirror reflection
Enlarge the reflection curve of the SHP Silver Mirrors

Standard Thickness

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Thickness (mm)


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1.10 ±0.1
The mirror thicknesses marked with "" are available within the 48 h Express Service.
Custom mirror thicknesses are available on request.

Optical Reflection

  • Ravg > 98% @ 420–680 nm, i = 45°
  • Highly reflective up to 12 μm

Mirror Coating

  • Optical grade silver coating protected by overcoating


  • Selected mirror-grade glass
  • Custom substrate materials are available on request

Surface Quality

  • Typ. 60-40 scratch & dig (MIL-0-13830A)
  • Other surface qualities are available 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

Additional detailed technical information about the SHP front surface mirror is available on request. We also make metallic optical mirrors with coatings like enhanced aluminum, protected aluminum, or chrome coatings. Moreover, gold mirror 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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Last update: May 21, 2024