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Advances in diffraction-limited aspheric lenses

Advances in diffraction-limited aspheric lenses
Nuclear research laser facilities around the world today commonly use powerful amplified ultra-short duration pulses of coherent light to deliver massive energy densities at a given target. The synchronised delivery of such high-power pulses generates extreme conditions that allow scientists to carry out state of the art nuclear research and to study the conditions that exist in exotic and distant to us environments, such as the core of our sun.
23rd July 2019

Ultra-smooth transmission optics advances synchrotron research

Ultra-smooth transmission optics advances synchrotron research
Using ultra smooth transmission optics supplied by Optical Surfaces, the MAX IV Laboratory has managed to achieve measurement of the smallest ever electron beam emittance on their 3 GeV synchrotron storage ring. The MAX IV Laboratory is Sweden's national synchrotron radiation facility.
30th May 2019

Astronomical research drives improvements in optical technology

Astronomical research drives improvements in optical technology
An article titled 'Unveiling the Cosmos' has been published by Optical Surfaces, which discusses the latest challenges and trends in modern astronomy and describes how these advances have acted as a significant driver towards the improvement of their optical technologies.
8th April 2019


High power laser windows

High power laser windows
Benefiting from an ultra-stable production environment and proprietary polishing techniques, Optical Surfaces, is reportedly able to routinely produce high-power laser windows up to 600mm in diameter with typical wavefront error of lambda/10 and surface finish of 40/20 to 10/5.
26th March 2019

Stable environment assists production of large optical flats

Stable environment assists production of large optical flats
  Working with highly-stable materials such as fused quartz and Zerodur, Optical Surfaces is able to produce reference and transmission flats with a surface accuracy of better than lambda/20 p.v. and surface roughness of less than one nanometre.
5th February 2019

Optical Surfaces deliver aspheric lenses for nuclear research

Optical Surfaces deliver aspheric lenses for nuclear research
  Optical Surfaces has announced that it has received an order from the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) for twelve ultra-fast focusing 370mm diameter aspheric lenses for its Orion petawatt laser research facility.
30th August 2018

Mounted off-axis mirrors for intense laser studies

Mounted off-axis mirrors for intense laser studies
An order has been received from Strathclyde Intense Laser Interaction Studies (SILIS) Group, from University of Strathclyde (UK) to Optical Surfaces, for three ultra-high performance off-axis parabolic mirrors in special custom vacuum motorised mounts. The mounted mirrors to be developed by Optical Surfaces will be used on several beamlines of the facilities 350TW laser which is designed to support an extensive research portfolio in laser-plasma physics and multidisciplinary applications, with an emphasis on radiation sources and healthcare applications.
5th February 2018

University orders intense laser for interaction studies

University orders intense laser for interaction studies
Strathclyde Intense Laser Interaction Studies (SILIS) Group, from University of Strathclyde (UK) has sent an order to Optical Surfaces for three ultra-high performance off-axis parabolic mirrors in special custom vacuum motorised mounts. The mounted mirrors to be developed by Optical Surfaces will be used on several beamlines of the facilities 350TW laser which is designed to support an extensive research portfolio in laser-plasma physics and multidisciplinary applications, with an emphasis on radiation sources and healthcare applications.
19th January 2018

Ensuring precision and focus in on-axis parabolic mirrors

Ensuring precision and focus in on-axis parabolic mirrors
Producer of fast focusing on-axis parabolic mirrors, Optical Surfaces ensures the mirrors are precisely manufactured to customer specifications and supplied with full surface quality test data. Supplying on-axis paraboloids to leading research groups around the world, Optical Surfaces heritage in this area dates back over 50 years to the production of large astronomical telescope optics, more than 1m (39.4”) in diameter for the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
3rd October 2017

Off-Axis Paraboloids well suited for broadband applications

Off-Axis Paraboloids well suited for broadband applications
  Thanks to their completely achromatic performance characteristics, Optical Surfaces reports that its Off-Axis Paraboloids are particularly suitable for broadband and multiple-wavelength applications.
15th June 2017

Motorised beam expanders for meteorological LIDAR systems

Motorised beam expanders for meteorological LIDAR systems
Optical Surfaces provides variable focus motorised beam expanders for LIDAR system that are used in meteorological applications. An off-axis reflective beam expander greatly reduces the blind zone of LIDAR systems and therefore often offers the best solution to this problem. In LIDAR systems, such as Doppler Wind LIDAR, the wave front performance of the beam expander is very important for the LIDAR efficiency.
28th March 2017

Demanding optical applications receive aspheric lenses

Demanding optical applications receive aspheric lenses
For a wide array of demanding optical applications Optical Surfaces has manufactured aspheric lenses, which involve beam focusing, collimation, expansion or wave front correction. Aspheric lenses provide a cost effective way of reducing the number of optical elements in a system. 
3rd January 2017

High precision beamsplitters feature a range of coatings

High precision beamsplitters feature a range of coatings
  Optical Surfaces is a manufacturer and supplier of high precision, custom beamsplitters and beamsplitting assemblies to leading spectroscopy, interferometry and imaging companies worldwide looking to enhance the performance of their instruments.
20th December 2016

Powerful laser system achieved through beam expanders

Powerful laser system achieved through beam expanders
  The first of ten high performance beam expanders have been supplied to Thales, from Optical Surfaces. The beam expanders for the Extreme Light Infrastructure for Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) project are to develop the world’s most powerful laser system.
21st November 2016

Lenses designed for new wide field imager

Lenses designed for new wide field imager
Series of high precision lenses designed for a new wide field imager has been supplied to the National Observatory of Athens by Optical Surfaces, that will extend the capabilities of its 2.3m Aristarchos Telescope. The Aristarchos Wide-Field Camera (AWFC) is a new wide field imager which will be used on the 2.3m Aristarchos telescope at the Helmos Observatory in Greece.
16th September 2016

Parabolic mirrors delivered for Petawatt laser

Parabolic mirrors delivered for Petawatt laser
The production team at Optical Surfaces has manufactured a very fast parent F 0.6 parabola from which 3 fast focusing off-axis parabolic mirrors with surface accuracy of better than lambda/8 P-V, surface quality of 20/10 scratch/dig and surface slope error of lambda/10/cm P-V were produced. The world class Gemini laser based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, delivers Petawatt power laser pulses to targets only a few microns in size.
11th January 2016

Active isolation enables portable reflective collimators

Active isolation enables portable reflective collimators
For organisations looking for the flexibility of being able to use a reflective collimator on different experiments around their laboratory, Optical Surfaces has developed self-aligning isolating feet. The isolating feet allow a ±10mm height adjustment and enable easy relocation of the collimator without any loss of performance. 
7th August 2015

Fast Focusing Aspheric Mirrors & Lenses

Fast Focusing Aspheric Mirrors & Lenses
Using proprietary production techniques - Optical Surfaces Ltd has established itself as a market leading supplier of demanding aspheric parabolic mirrors with off-axis angles approaching 30 degrees and focal lengths as short as 100mm. 
16th October 2014


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