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Optical Surfaces Announces the Light Weighted Mirrors

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Optical Surfaces Ltd has developed proprietary light weighting techniques that can reduce the weight of a mirror by as much as 60%.

In spaceborne applications the need to minimise payload is a key factor in designing optical systems. Optical Surfaces lightweight mirrors are designed to provide sufficient rigidity to ensure ultra-high precision optical performance while reducing the overall weight of the mirror. This reduced weight, in turn, allows smaller, lighter support and control structures, reducing the overall cost of optical systems such as space telescopes and spectrographs. 

Light weighted mirrors also allow the creation of larger terrestrial telescopes and optical instruments than would be feasible with solid mirrors. Solid mirrors not only can be mechanically cumbersome, but are also difficult to cast and safely cool into a single, large block of optical glass. 

 

A light weighted mirror produced by Optical Surfaces Ltd. 

 
Benefiting from a highly stable manufacturing environment and employing proprietary production techniques, Optical Surfaces highly experienced and skilled engineering team are world renowned for producing mirrors with unmatched surface accuracy, surface quality and surface slope errors. Working to strict ISO 9001-2015 guidelines all light weighted mirrors manufactured by Optical Surfaces Ltd are supplied with test data including high accuracy metrology, surface roughness and environmental data.

To discuss a light weighted mirror design to improve the performance of your telescope or  optical instrument please contact Optical Surfaces Ltd. on +44-208-668-6126 or sales@optisurf.com.

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Worldwide HQ

Optical Surfaces Ltd.
Godstone Road
Kenley
Surrey CR8 5AA
UK
tel. +44-208-668-6126
email sales@optisurf.com 
web www.optisurf.com
Optical Surfaces Ltd.
Tel:+44-208-668-6126
E-mail:sales@optisurf.com
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