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Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors, Protected Aluminum Coating (450 nm - 20 µm)


  • Protected Aluminum Coating for 450 nm - 20 µm
  • Focus or Collimate Light without Spherical or Chromatic Aberrations
  • SM-Threaded, Unthreaded, and Post-Mountable Adapters Provide
    Flexible Mounting Options

MPD269-G01

Ø2", RFL = 6"

MPD169-G01

Ø1", RFL = 6"

MPD019-G01

Ø1/2", RFL = 1"

SM1MP

SM1-Threaded
Mounting Adapter

Ø2" Off-Axis Parabola in
a KS3 Mirror Mount with an
MP508P1 Mounting Adapter

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Fabrication of Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors at Thorlabs
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After initial fabrication, all of our off-axis parabolic mirrors are finished on our single-point diamond turning machine. Visit our Custom Mirrors tab for more information.
Optical Coatings and Substrates
Optic Cleaning Tutorial

Features

  • Ravg > 90% from 450 nm - 2 µm; Ravg > 95% from 2 - 20 µm
  • Collimates a Divergent Source or Focuses a Collimated Beam without Spherical or Chromatic Aberrations
  • Effective Focal Lengths: 1", 2", 4", or 6" (25.4 mm, 50.8 mm, 101.6 mm, or 152.4 mm)
  • Surface Roughness: <100 Å (RMS)
  • Clear Aperture: >90% of Diameter
  • Three Kinds of Mounting Adapters for Ø1/2", Ø1", and Ø2" Versions:
    • Externally SM-Threaded
    • Unthreaded for Use in Mirror Mounts
    • With 8-32 (M4) Taps for Post Mounting
  • Right-Angle Kinematic Mount for 30 mm Cage Systems and Ø1" OAP Mirrors

Thorlabs' Off-Axis Parabolic (OAP) Mirrors are mirrors whose reflective surfaces are segments of a parent paraboloid. They achromatically focus a collimated beam or collimate a divergent source, and their off-axis design separates the focal point from the rest of the beam path. The reflective design eliminates phase delays and absorption losses introduced by transmissive optics and makes these well suited for use with femtosecond pulsed lasers.

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The angle between the focused beam and the collimated beam (off-axis angle) is 90°. As shown to the left, the propagation axis of the collimated beam should be normal to the bottom of the substrate to achieve a proper focus. The diamond-turned parabolic surface has a protected aluminum coating that provides >90% average reflectance from 450 nm - 2 µm and >95% average reflectance from 2 - 20 µm (see the Graphs tab for a plot of the coating performance). The coating consists of a protective overcoat of SiO2 and has a smaller chance of tarnishing than protected silver in a high humidity environment.

The OAP mirrors sold here are fabricated using aluminum substrates. The bottom of each mirror has three tapped mounting holes in a triangle pattern and an alignment hole for use with a mounting adapter (see the Mounting Adapters tab for more details). The non-optical surfaces are black-anodized and laser-engraved with the item number for easy identification.

Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors Selection Guidea
Mirror Coating
(See Graphs Tab
for Reflectance)
Wavelength
Range

90° Off-Axis

15°, 30°, 45°, 60° Off-Axis

90°, Hole Parallel to
Focused Beam

90°, Hole Parallel to
Collimated Beam
UV-Enhanced Aluminum 250 nm - 450 nm Customb
Protected Aluminum 450 nm - 20 µm
Protected Silver 450 nm - 20 µm Customb
Protected Gold 800 nm - 20 µm
Unprotected Gold 800 nm - 20 µm Customb
  • To view the product presentation for each of our stocked off-axis parabolic mirrors, click the blue check icon (Check Mark).
  • We can manufacture off-axis parabolic mirrors with a variety of coatings, features, and off-axis angles. To request a quote for a custom mirror, please contact Tech Support.
Common Specifications
Reflectance (Average) >90% from 450 nm to 2 µm
>95% from 2 to 20 µm
Off-Axis Angle 90°
Clear Aperture >90% of Diametera
Surface Roughness (RMS)  <100 Å
Surface Quality  40-20 Scratch-Dig
Reflected Wavefront Error (RMS) <λ/4 at 633 nm
Parent Focal Length Tolerance ±1%
Reflected Focal Length Tolerance ±1%
Substrate Aluminum
Manufacturing Process Diamond Turned
  • The diameter is defined in the drawing to the right.

 

Item # Diametera Thicknessa Reflected Focal Lengtha Parent Focal Lengtha Mounting Holes
MPD019-G01 1/2" (12.7 mm) 0.74" (18.8 mm) 1" (25.4 mm) 1/2" (12.7 mm) 4-40 Taps in Radial Pattern
(3 Places)
MPD029-G01 1/2" (12.7 mm) 0.74" (18.8 mm) 2" (50.8 mm) 1" (25.4 mm)
MPD129-G01 1" (25.4 mm) 1.25" (31.7 mm) 2" (50.8 mm) 1" (25.4 mm)
MPD149-G01 1" (25.4 mm) 1.25" (31.8 mm) 4" (101.6 mm) 2" (50.8 mm)
MPD169-G01 1" (25.4 mm) 1.25" (31.7 mm) 6" (152.4 mm) 3" (76.2 mm)
MPD249-G01 2" (50.8 mm) 2.47" (62.8 mm) 4" (101.6 mm) 2" (50.8 mm) 8-32 Taps in Radial Pattern
(3 Places)
MPD269-G01 2" (50.8 mm) 2.47" (62.8 mm) 6" (152.4 mm) 3" (76.2 mm)
  • The drawing to the right defines the quantities in this table.

The shaded regions in the graph denote the ranges over which we guarantee the specified reflectance. Please note that the reflectance outside of these bands is typical and can vary from lot to lot, especially in out-of-band regions where the reflectance is fluctuating or sloped.

Protected Aluminum at 45 Degree Incident Angle
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Excel Spreadsheet with Raw Data for Protected Aluminum



Excel Spreadsheet with Raw Data for Our Metallic Coatings
Mounting Adapter Installation
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Mounting Adapter Installation

Mounting Adapters
The bottom of each off-axis parabolic mirror contains three tapped mounting holes in a triangle pattern and an alignment hole. These holes are used to attach our Mounting Adapters, which contain three corresponding counterbores and an alignment pin. Together, these features allow our OAP mirrors to be securely mounted. The tapped holes are also useful in OEM applications.

We offer three types of mounting plates. The first type is designed to be mounted in any Ø1", Ø2", or Ø3" mirror mount, depending upon the diameter of the OAP mirror. The second type, designed for post mounting, contains an 8-32 (M4) tapped hole on all four sides for direct mechanical compatibility with Ø1/2" Posts. The third type is externally SM threaded for direct compatibility with any of our internally SM-threaded components, such as our rotation mounts.

Our OAP mirrors can also be adapted to our SM threads by placing them into our SM Thread to Double Bore Adapters. This adapter allows rotation of the OAP mirror with respect to the adapter prior to securing its position, whereas when using the SM-threaded adapters offered on this page, the final location of the OAP mirror is dictated either by the threads themselves (when fully threaded into a mount) or by using the provided retaining ring to secure it in place.

We do not currently offer a mounting adapter for the Ø3" OAP mirror. However, it can be directly mounted in our KS3 Precision Kinematic Mirror Mount.

Selecting a Mirror Based on Desired Output Beam Diameter

When using an off-axis parabolic mirror to collimate a divergent source, selection of the appropriate mirror is often done based on the desired output beam diameter. Beam diameter can be calculated very easily using the divergence half-angle of the incident light (Θ) and the reflected focal length of the OAP mirror. To calculate the beam diameter in the small angle approximation, use the following equation:

Beam Diameter = 2 x sin(Θ) x Reflected Focal Length

If you are collimating from a fiber, the equation can be rewritten as:

Beam Diameter = 2 x NA (Fiber) x Reflected Focal Length

The table below lists the output beam diameter as a function of the reflected focal length of the mirror and the divergence half-angle of the incident light. Not listed here is the diameter of the OAP mirror. The clear aperture of the OAP mirror you select should be larger than the desired beam output diameter.

Reflected Focal Length Beam Diameter
  2.5° Source Divergence 5° Source Divergence 7.5° Source Divergence 10° Source Divergence
1" (25.4 mm) 2.2 mm 4.4 mm 6.6 mm 8.8 mm
2" (50.8 mm) 4.4 mm 8.9 mm 13.3 mm 17.6 mm
4" (101.6 mm) 8.9 mm 17.7 mm 26.5 mm 35.3 mm
6" (152.4 mm) 13.3 mm 26.6 mm 39.8 mm 52.9 mma
  • Please note that this diameter exceeds the clear aperture of our Ø2" parabolic mirrors.

Custom Off-Axis Parabolic (OAP) and Aspheric Mirrors

Key Capabilities

  • Nanotech® 450UPL Ultra Precision 3-Axis CNC Diamond Turning Lathe for Individual Custom Mirrors
  • Custom Sizes, Focal Lengths, Substrates, Coatings, and Clearance Holes
  • Off- and On-Axis Parabolic, Conical, and Toroidal Mirrors
  • Biconic Surfaces and Irregular Aspheric Optics

Thorlabs' advanced single-point diamond turning capabilities allow us to produce custom OAP and aspheric mirrors in small quantities. We can produce long focal length and large diameter optics, as well as optics with custom shapes.
Toroidal Mirror
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We offer OAP mirrors with custom sizes, focal lengths, substrates, coatings, and clearance holes.

In addition to our stock off-axis parabolic (OAP) mirrors, Thorlabs is also capable of manufacturing a variety of custom aspheric mirrors. Our unique single-point diamond turning (SPDT) capabilities allow us to produce these customs in low quantities at prices that are comparable with our stock offerings. As shown in the video to the right, we engage the slow-slide-servo process of our SPDT machine to polish individual off-axis mirrors by synchronizing the rotational position of the spindle with the linear position of the translation axes.

Toroidal Mirror
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Toroidal mirrors have two different radii of curvature and are used to image off-axis points without introducing astigmatism.
Conical Mirror
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Conical mirrors provide 360° of illumination.

This unique manufacturing capability allows us to provide OAP mirrors with custom reflected focal lengths and diameters, including long-focal-length and large-diameter optics that cannot be produced by conventional two-axis machining. In addition, we can produce OAP mirrors with a variety of custom substrates (including copper), custom coatings, and custom hole sizes and shapes. The use of copper substrates and other advanced techniques also allow us to offer OAP mirrors with enhanced finishes that exhibit less surface roughness than our our stock products, resulting in improved wavefront quality.

Our SPDT competency also enables us to produce mirrors with other custom biconic surfaces and aspheric shapes, including on-axis parabolic, conical, and toroidal mirrors. These custom mirror shapes can be used in a wide variety of optical instruments and specialized imaging systems. For example, toroidal mirrors, which are used to image off-axis points without introducing astigmatism, are commonly used in compact Czerny-Turner monochromators. Conical mirrors, on the other hand, are ideal for non-imaging applications that require 360° of uniform illumination.

We are generally able to produce custom OAP mirrors and aspheric mirrors with short lead times. For modifications to an existing part, delivery in 4-6 weeks is standard. For custom shapes and long focal length optics, a 6-8 week lead time is typical. To receive more information or a quote for a custom optic, please contact Tech Support.

Our engineers are available to help manufacture optics for your application.

Customs are available in low quantities at prices that are comparable with our stock catalog products.
Please contact techsupport@thorlabs.com with your custom optic requests.

Insights into Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors

Scroll down to read about the unique properties of off-axis parabolic (OAP) mirrors and how to take advantage of them:

  • Focus Collimated Light / Collimate Light from a Point Source
  • Benefits of Pairing OAP Mirrors
  • Mounting and Aligning an OAP Mirror

Click here for more insights into lab practices and equipment.

 

Focus Collimated Light / Collimate Light from a Point Source

Parabolic and off-axis parabolic (OAP) mirrors will only provide the expected well-collimated beam or diffraction-limited focal spot when the correct beam type is incident along the proper axis. This due to the parabolic shape of these mirrors' reflective surfaces, which are not symmetric around their focal points.

Parabolic vs. Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
The reflective surface of an OAP mirror is a section of the parent parabola that is not centered on the parent's optical axis (Figure 1). A conventional parabolic mirror is illustrated in Figure 2.

The optical axis of an OAP mirror is parallel to, but displaced from the optical axis of the parent parabola. The focal point of the OAP mirror coincides with that of the parent parabola.

The focal axis of the OAP mirror passes through the focal point and the center of the OAP mirror. The focal and optical axes of an OAP mirror are not parallel. In contrast, these axes coincide for parabolic mirrors whose reflective surfaces are centered on optical axis of the parent parabola.

Focus Collimated Light
If a parabolic or OAP mirror is being used to focus a beam of collimated light to a diffraction-limited point, the light must be directed along the mirror's optical axis (Figures 1 and 2).

Collimated light that is not directed parallel to the optical axis will not focus to a unique point (Figure 3).

Thorlabs recommends against directing collimated light along the focal axis of OAP mirrors, or along any direction that is not parallel to the optical axis, since the light will not focus to a diffraction-limited spot.

Collimate Light from a Point Source
To obtain highly collimated light from a point source, the point source should be located at the mirror's focal point.

Light from a point source will be poorly collimated if the point source is placed along the OAP mirror's optical axis, or anywhere else that is not the focal point.

An OAP mirror can also be used to collimate a spherical wave, if its origin coincides with the focal point of the mirror.

Parabolic mirror does not focus light to diffraction-limited spot when collimated beam not parallel to optical axis
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Figure 3: When the collimated beam is not directed along the mirror's optical axis, the mirror does not provide a diffraction-limited spot. Instead, the focal region is spread out.
Parabolic mirrors focus to diffraction-limited spot collimated light parallel to optical axis
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Figure 2: When the collimated beam is parallel to the optical axis of a parabolic or OAP mirror, the light focuses to a diffraction-limited spot.
Focal and optical axes of off-axis parabolic (OAP) mirrors
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Figure 1: The focal and optical axes of an OAP mirror do not coincide and are not parallel.

Date of Last Edit: Dec. 4, 2019

 

Benefits of Pairing OAP Mirrors

off-axis parabolic mirrors in-line with optical fiber
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Figure 5: A pair of OAP mirrors can be used to couple light out of one fiber and into another. This provides access to the beam when it is necessary to insert bulk optics into the optical path. Due to the small dimension of the fiber core, light emitted from the fiber end face is similar to a point source.
Two off-axis parabolic mirrors used to relay a beam.
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Figure 4: A pair of OAP mirrors can be used in imaging applications, and/or to relay a beam across a distance.

Relay an Image
A single OAP mirror is not recommended for finite conjugate imaging applications, when neither light beam is collimated, but a pair of OAP mirrors can successfully be used for this purpose. An example setup is illustrated in Figure 4.

The dual OAP configuration facilitates the process of adjusting the distance between mirrors. The leg of collimated light is also convenient for inserting filters and other optical elements into the beam. Another benefit is that distance between the two mirrors can be adjusted to move the focal point across the source and/or target planes without disturbing the alignment of the system.

Provide Access to the Beam in a Fiber Network
A pair of OAP mirrors can be used to create a free-space leg in an optical fiber system, which is one way to provide access to the light beam. The illustration in Figure 5 shows an example of this configuration, which can be useful when filters or other bulk optics need to be inserted into the beam path. The length of the free-space leg can be adjusted without disturbing alignment.

When setting up this system, the fibers' end faces must be aligned so that their cores coincide with the source and target focal points, respectively. The collimated beam paths of both mirrors should be co-linear and completely overlapping.

This configuration is the basis for fiber optic filter / attenuator mounts.

Date of Last Edit: Dec. 4, 2019

 

Mounting and Aligning an OAP Mirror

Shear Plate to Align OAP Mirror
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Figure 7: When using an OAP mirror to collimate a point source, a shear plate interferometer placed in the output beam can facilitate the alignment process.
Mounting an OAP Mirror
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Figure 6: The shape of the OAP mirror's reflective profile matches a section of the parent parabola that is not centered on the focal point. Due to this, the OAP's reflective surface is not rotationally symmetric. When mounting the mirror, care should be taken to ensure the mirror does not rotate around its optical axis.

OAP mirrors are not rotationally symmetric. This is due to their reflective surfaces being taken from sections of the parent parabola curve located away from the focal point (Figure 6).

Due the asymmetry of the reflector, when an OAP mirror rotates, the position of its focal point also rotates. Since this could negatively impact the performance of an optical system, the mirror should be fixed so that the reflective surface cannot rotate around its optical axis.

The optical performance of the mirror is also sensitive to alignment drift with respect to the other five degrees of freedom. One way to protect against alignment drift is to use a fixed, rather than a kinematic, mount.

Using a shear plate interferometer can be helpful when aligning an OAP mirror to an input point source. The shear plate interferometer should intercept the output beam (Figure 7), to assess its collimation quality. Alignment is optimized when the quality of the collimated beam is optimized. 

Date of Last Edit: Dec. 4, 2019


Posted Comments:
cb  (posted 2018-07-04 21:58:54.14)
For the off-axis parabolic mirrors, it would be VERY helpful to have engraving marks on edges that form a crosshair type pattern (obviously these would not be ON the mirror surface) of where the focal line of the 90 degree OAPs is expected to be. This would help to align the focal line to the proper rotation along the collimated axis (usually parallel to an opical table). This would also help with centering beams onto the middle of the mirrors. For example, when using two 90 degree OAP mirrors to expand a beam, the focus of the first mirror needs on the same focal line as the second. Thus, the only degree of freedom left would be the separation distance of the two mirrors along that line to output a straight, collimated, and expanded beam.
YLohia  (posted 2018-07-09 12:36:55.0)
Hello, thank you for your feedback. I have posted this idea on our internal engineering forum.

Ø1/2" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors, Protected Aluminum Coating

SM1MP Application
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Ø1/2" Protected Aluminum OAP Mirror Threaded into a KC05-T SM05 Cage Mount using an SM05MP Adapter
Item # MPD019-G01 MPD029-G01
Diametera 1/2" (12.7 mm) 
Reflected Focal Length (RFL)a  1" (25.4 mm) 2" (50.8 mm)
Parent Focal Lengtha 1/2" (12.7 mm)  1" (25.4 mm)
Thicknessa  0.74" (18.8 mm)
Off-Axis Angle  90°
Reflected Wavefront Error <λ/4 at 633 nm
Bottom Mounting Holesb Three 4-40 Taps
  • The diagram in the Overview tab defines these quantities.
  • See below for the corresponding mounting adapters.
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MPD019-G01 Support Documentation
MPD019-G01Ø1/2" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror, Prot. Aluminum, RFL = 1"
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MPD029-G01 Support Documentation
MPD029-G01Ø1/2" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror, Prot. Aluminum, RFL = 2"
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Ø1" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors, Protected Aluminum Coating

MP254P1 Mounted in Mirror Mount
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Ø1" Protected Aluminum OAP Mirror in KS2 Mirror Mount
Item # MPD129-G01 MPD149-G01 MPD169-G01
Diametera 1" (25.4 mm)
Reflected Focal Length (RFL)a 2" (50.8 mm) 4" (101.6 mm) 6" (152.4 mm)
Parent Focal Lengtha 1" (25.4 mm) 2" (50.8 mm) 3" (76.2 mm)
Thicknessa 1.25" (31.7 mm)
Off-Axis Angle 90°
Reflected Wavefront Error <λ/4 at 633 nm
Bottom Mounting Holesb Three 4-40 Taps
  • The diagram in the Overview tab defines these quantities.
  • See below for the corresponding mounting adapters.
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MPD129-G01 Support Documentation
MPD129-G01Ø1" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror, Prot. Aluminum, RFL = 2"
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MPD149-G01 Support Documentation
MPD149-G01Ø1" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror, Prot. Aluminum, RFL = 4"
$177.47
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MPD169-G01 Support Documentation
MPD169-G01Ø1" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror, Prot. Aluminum, RFL = 6"
$177.47
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Ø2" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors, Protected Aluminum Coating

Mirror in Cage Adapter
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Ø2" OAP Mirror in LCP06 Cage Plate
Item # MPD249-G01 MPD269-G01
Diametera 2" (50.8 mm)
Reflected Focal Length (RFL)a 4" (101.6 mm) 6" (152.4 mm)
Parent Focal Lengtha 2" (50.8 mm) 3" (76.2 mm)
Thicknessa 2.47" (62.8 mm)
Off-Axis Angle 90°
Reflected Wavefront Error <λ/4 at 633 nm
Bottom Mounting Holesb Three 8-32 Taps
  • The diagram in the Overview tab defines these quantities.
  • See below for the corresponding mounting adapters.
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MPD249-G01Ø2" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror, Prot. Aluminum, RFL = 4"
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MPD269-G01 Support Documentation
MPD269-G01Ø2" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror, Prot. Aluminum, RFL = 6"
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Ø1/2" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror Mounting Adapters

OAP Mirror Mounted on a Post Using MP127P2 Adapter
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Ø1/2" OAP Mirror Mounted on a Ø1/2" Post Using an MP127P2 Adapter
MP127P1 OAP Mirror Adapter Mounted in Kinematic Mirror Mount
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Ø1/2" OAP Mirror in a KS1 Mirror Mount Using an MP127P1 Adapter
OAP Mirror  Mounted in Kinematic Mirror Mount Using SM1MP Adapter
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Ø1/2" OAP Mirror Threaded into a KC05-T Cage Mount Using an SM05MP Adapter
  • Contain Three #4 Counterbores and an Alignment Pin for Mounting to Ø1/2" OAP Mirrors
  • SM05MP: Diameter is Externally SM05 Threaded
  • MP127P1: Designed to Fit into Ø1" Mirror Mounts
  • MP127P2(/M): Post Mountable in Four Orientations

Our Mounting Adapters for Ø1/2" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors provide mounting alternatives to our smooth bore kinematic mirror mounts. Each contains three #4 counterbores that are positioned to align with the 4-40 tapped holes on our Ø1/2" OAP mirrors. Three 4-40 cap screws and the required 3/32" hex key are provided with each adapter.

SM05MP
The SM05MP OAP Mirror Adapter is externally SM05 threaded (0.535"-40), which allows a Ø1/2" OAP mirror to be directly mounted to an internally SM05-threaded component. The adapter is designed to allow easy adaptability to a 16 mm cage system as well as SM05-threaded mirror, translation, and rotation mounts. The included SM05RR retaining ring secures the adapter in place when it is threaded into a mount. An SPW603 Spanner Wrench can be used to tighten the retaining ring against the OAP mirror housing.

MP127P1
The unthreaded MP127P1 OAP Mirror Adapter is sized to fit inside a Ø1" mirror mount, such as the KS1 Mirror Mount shown above.

MP127P2(/M)
The MP127P2(/M) OAP Mirror Adapter contains four 8-32 (M4) taps for post mounting that orient the OAP mirror at right angles. The distance from the center of the optic to the edge of the mount in the MP127P2 is 1/2" (12.5 mm), allowing for standardized optical axis heights when used with a fixed height post, such as our Ø1" Posts. Please note that the MP127P2(/M) is not compatible with Ø1" mirror mounts, and is instead designed for post mounting.

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MP127P28-32-Threaded Adapter for Ø1/2" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
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SM05MPExternally SM05-Threaded Adapter for Ø1/2" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
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MP127P1 Support Documentation
MP127P11" Outer Diameter Adapter for Ø1/2" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
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MP127P2/MM4-Threaded Adapter for Ø1/2" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
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Ø1" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror Mount and Mounting Adapters

MP254P2 OAP Mirror Adapter Mounted on Post
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Ø1" OAP Mirror Mounted on a Ø1/2" Post Using an
MP254P2 Adapter
Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror Mounted in Mirror Mount Using MP254P1
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Ø1" OAP Mirror in a KS2 Mirror Mount Using an
MP254P1 Adapter
SM1MP Adapter Used to Mount an OAP Mirror in a Cage System
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Ø1" OAP Mirror Threaded into a CP02 Cage Plate Using an
SM1MP Adapter
  • Contain Three #4 Counterbores and an Alignment Pin for Mounting to Ø1" OAP Mirrors
  • SM1MP: Diameter is Externally SM1 Threaded
  • MP254P1: Designed to Fit into Ø2" Mirror Mounts
  • MP254P2(/M): Post Mountable in Four Orientations
  • KCB1P(/M): Right-Angle Kinematic Mount

Our Kinematic Right-Angle Mount and Mounting Adapters for Ø1" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors provide mounting alternatives to our smooth bore kinematic mirror mounts. Each offers three #4 counterbores that are positioned to align with the 4-40 tapped holes on our Ø1" OAP mirrors.

SM1MP
The SM1MP OAP Mirror Adapter is externally SM1 threaded (1.035"-40) which allows a Ø1" OAP mirror to be directly mounted to an internally SM1-threaded component. The adapter is designed to allow easy adaptability to a 30 mm cage system as well as SM1-threaded mirror, translation, and rotation mounts. The included SM1RR retaining ring secures the adapter in place when it is threaded into a mount. An SPW606 and a SPW909 or SPW801 Spanner Wrench can be used to thread the retaining ring and adapter, respectively. Three 4-40 cap screws and the required 0.05" hex key are provided with each adapter.

MP254P1
The unthreaded MP254P1 OAP Mirror Adapter is sized to fit inside a Ø2" mirror mount, such as the KS2 Mirror Mount shown above. Three 4-40 cap screws and the required 3/32" hex key are provided with each adapter.

MP254P2(/M)
The MP254P2(/M) OAP Mirror Adapter contains four 8-32 (M4) taps for post mounting that orient the OAP mirror at right angles. The distance from the center of the optic to the edge of the mount in the MP254P2 is 1" (25.4 mm), allowing for standardized optical axis heights when used with a fixed height post, such as our Ø1" Posts. Please note that the MP254P2(/M) is not compatible with Ø2" mirror mounts, and is instead designed for post mounting. Three 4-40 cap screws and the required 3/32" hex key are provided with each adapter.


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KCB1P Mount is Compatible with 30 mm Cage Systems and SM1 Lens Tubes

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KCB1P Mounting Plate and Housing Body Shown with Ø1" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror

KCB1P(/M)
The KCB1P(/M) Right-Angle Kinematic Mount provides ±4° of pitch and yaw adjustment for a Ø1" off-axis parabolic (OAP) mirror mounted on a plate that positions the surface of the mirror at a 45° angle. The ports are SM1 threaded (1.035"-40) for compatibility with our SM1 Lens Tubes and each face has four Ø6 mm smooth bore holes for compatibility with the ER rods for our 30 mm Cage System. The top and bottom of the mount also offer 1/4"-20 (M6) mounting holes for compatibility with Ø1/2" and Ø1" Posts.

The rear-loading, removable mounting plate features our ball and V-groove design that allows it to be precisely kinematically positioned on the body of the mount. The rear-loading design ensures that the optic remains accessible even after the mount is fitted with cage rods or lens tubes.

For more information on KCB1P(/M) Mount, see the full web presentation.

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KCB1PCustomer Inspired! Right-Angle Kinematic OAP Mirror Mount, 30 mm Cage System and SM1 Compatible, 1/4"-20 Mounting Holes
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MP254P2 Support Documentation
MP254P28-32-Threaded Adapter for Ø1" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
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SM1MP Support Documentation
SM1MPExternally SM1-Threaded Adapter for Ø1" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
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MP254P1 Support Documentation
MP254P12" Outer Diameter Adapter for Ø1" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
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KCB1P/M Support Documentation
KCB1P/MCustomer Inspired! Right-Angle Kinematic OAP Mirror Mount, 30 mm Cage System and SM1 Compatible, M6 Mounting Holes
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MP254P2/M Support Documentation
MP254P2/MM4-Threaded Adapter for Ø1" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
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Ø2" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror Mounting Adapters

Off-Axis Parabolic Mounted on Post using MP508P2 Adapter
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Ø2" OAP Mirror with Hole Parallel to Focused Beam Mounted on a Ø1/2" Post
Using an MP508P2 Adapter
OAP Mirror with MP254P1 Adapter Mounted in Kinematic Mirror Mount
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Ø2" OAP Mirror in KS3 Mirror Mount Using an
MP508P1 Adapter
OAP Mirror Mounted in Cage System using SM2MP Adapter
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Ø2" OAP Mirror Threaded into a KC2-T Cage Mount Using an
SM2MP Adapter
  • Contain Three #8 Counterbores and an Alignment Pin for Mounting to Ø2" OAP Mirrors
  • SM2MP: Diameter is Externally SM2 Threaded
  • MP508P1: Designed to Fit into Ø3" Mirror Mounts
  • MP508P2(/M): Post Mountable in Four Orientations

Our Mounting Adapters for Ø2" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors provide mounting alternatives to our smooth bore kinematic mirror mounts. Each contains three #8 counterbores that are positioned to align with the 8-32 tapped holes on our Ø2" OAP Mirrors. Please note that these adapters will block the through holes on OAP Mirrors with holes parallel to the collimated beam. Our smooth bore mounting adapters can be used to mount these parts.

SM2MP
The SM2MP OAP Mirror Adapter is externally SM2 threaded (2.035"-40), which allows a Ø2" OAP mirror to be directly mounted to an internally SM2-threaded component. The adapter is designed to allow easy adaptability to a 60 mm cage system as well as SM2-threaded mirror, translation, and rotation mounts. The included SM2RR retaining ring secures the adapter in place when it is threaded into a mount. An SPW604 and SPW801 Spanner Wrench can be used to thread the retaining ring and adapter, respectively. Three low profile 8-32 cap screws and the required 5/64" hex key are provided with each adapter.

MP508P1
The unthreaded MP508P1 OAP Mirror Adapter is sized to fit inside a Ø3" mirror mount, such as the KS3 Mirror Mount shown above. Three standard 8-32 cap screws and the required 9/64" hex key are provided with each adapter.

MP508P2(/M)
The MP508P2(/M) OAP Mirror Adapter contains four 8-32 (M4) taps, for post mounting, that orient the OAP mirror at right angles. The distance from the center of the optic to the edge of the mount in the MP508P2 is 1.5" (38.1 mm), allowing for standardized optical axis heights when used with a fixed height post, such as our Ø1" Posts. Please note that the MP508P2(/M) is not compatible with Ø3" mirror mounts, and is instead designed for post mounting. Three standard 8-32 cap screws and the required 9/64" hex key are provided with each adapter.

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MP508P2 Support Documentation
MP508P28-32-Threaded Adapter for Ø2" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
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SM2MP Support Documentation
SM2MPExternally SM2-Threaded Adapter for Ø2" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
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MP508P1 Support Documentation
MP508P13" Outer Diameter Adapter for Ø2" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
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MP508P2/M Support Documentation
MP508P2/MM4-Threaded Adapter for Ø2" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
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