Optics Balzers has introduced what it describes as a new standard for broadband high reflectivity mirrors at Laser World of Photonics 2013.
Diflex mirrors are characterised by extreme reflectivity, low scattering and a wide acceptance range for the angle of incidence. Therefore, the mirrors can be used for manifold applications in laser optics and biophotonics.
An absolute reflectance of greater than 99 per cent and an average reflectance of greater than 99.5 per cent can be guaranteed for any polarisation and over the full wavelength range between 320nm to 2200nm. The angle of incidence can vary between 0 and 45°.
The mirror coatings are composed of metal-oxide coating materials, ensuring high abrasion resistance and chemical stability. The Diflex mirrors withstand harsh environmental conditions and can be cleaned repeatedly, the company says.
Optics Balzers offers two standard versions: Diflex 1100 for the wavelength range 350 to 1100nm, and Diflex 2000 for the wavelength range between 320 and 2000nm. Customised solutions can be offered on request in addition to the standard products with flexibility for dimensions and spectral performance.