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Godstone Road
Kenley
Surrey
CR85AA
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 208 6686126

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Light Weighted Mirrors

Light Weighted Mirrors

Product News Thursday, June 25, 2020: Optical Surfaces Ltd.

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.  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.
 
  Caption:  A light weighted mirror produced by Optical Surfaces Ltd.  ----------- 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     Media Contact:    Dr Bill Bradbury        Primetek Solutions       info@primetek-solutions.com