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Parabolic Mirror

  • Introduction

Hyperion Optics is a parabolic mirror manufacturer and offer custom parabolic mirrors for use from the UV(200 to 400nm) to the IR (1to 40µm) wavebands. Parabolic mirrors are typically designed as a segment of a larger parabola, manufactured from a metal substrate such as aluminum and coated in either enhanced aluminum, silver or gold as a standard. These mirrors focus light similar to a concave mirror with the significant exception being that the off-axis parabolic design redirects the incident light through 90%.


Custom mirrors may be manufactured in a range of substrates and alternative coatings as required by our customer's specifications including UV and IR coatings and materials and alternative reflection angles.


Every component is individually tested by our highly skilled technicians in our state of art metrology lab to ensure all parts meet our high-quality standards. For more information on our custom parabolic mirror capabilities, or to enquire after a custom quotation, please contact our technical sales team.


Parabolic reflectors can be parallel to the optical axis of parallel light completely converged to the focus; the spherical aberration is zero.


Parabolic mirrors are typically made as off-axis parabolic reflectors whose reflective surfaces are equivalent to a portion of the parent parabolic mirror. These sections retain the ability of the parent paraboloid to focus on a collimated parallel beam or collimated wide-point light source. Such an off-axis design separates the focus point from the beam path.


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