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


  • Protected Silver 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

SM1MP

SM1-Threaded
Mounting Adapter

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

MPD129-P01

Ø1", RFL = 2"

MPD019-P01

Ø1/2", RFL = 1"

MPD269-P01

Ø2", RFL = 6"

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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
Engraved Back
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Engraving on Back of OAP Mirror

Features

  • Ravg > 97% from 450 nm - 2 µm; Ravg > 96% from 2 - 20 µm
  • Collimates a Divergent Source or Focuses a Collimated Beam without Spherical or Chromatic Aberrations
  • Effective Focal Length: 15 mm, 1" (25.4 mm), 33 mm, 2" (50.8 mm), 4" (101.6 mm), or 6" (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 first-surface 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.

Zemax Files
Click on the red Document icon next to the item numbers below to access the Zemax file download. Our entire Zemax Catalog is also available.

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 silver coating that provides >97% average reflectance from 450 nm - 2 µm and >96% average reflectance from 2 µm to 20 µm. Though the overcoat helps to protect silver from tarnishing, high humidity environments should be avoided.

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 as shown in the image above.

Care and Handling
Silver coated mirrors require additional care due to their susceptibility to damage from environmental conditions and improper handling. Fingerprints, contact with abrasive surfaces, and environments with high humidity or temperature will diminish the effectiveness of the protective overcoat leaving the silver coating susceptible to oxidation and degradation. When working with silver mirrors, follow standard practices for handling optics. Latex gloves or similar protective coverings are recommended to prevent oil and other residues on the user’s fingers from reaching the optical surface. Even with such precautions, care should be taken not to touch the mirrored face or edges. Silver mirrors should be used and stored in areas at room temperature with minimal humidity. For information on how to clean mirrors and other optics, visit our Optic Cleaning Tutorial.

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) >97%, 450 nm - 2 µm
>96%, 2 - 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
MPD00M9-P01 1/2" (12.7 mm) 20.0 mm (0.79") 15.0 mm (0.59") 7.5 mm (0.30") 4-40 Taps in Radial Pattern
(3 Places)
MPD019-P01 1/2" (12.7 mm) 0.74" (18.8 mm) 1" (25.4 mm) 1/2" (12.7 mm)
MPD01M9-P01 1/2" (12.7 mm) 20.0 mm (0.79") 33.0 mm (1.30") 16.5 mm (0.65")
MPD029-P01 1/2" (12.7 mm) 0.74" (18.8 mm) 2" (50.8 mm) 1" (25.4 mm)
MPD129-P01 1" (25.4 mm) 1.25" (31.7 mm) 2" (50.8 mm) 1" (25.4 mm)
MPD149-P01 1" (25.4 mm) 1.25" (31.8 mm) 4" (101.6 mm) 2" (50.8 mm)
MPD169-P01 1" (25.4 mm) 1.25" (31.7 mm) 6" (152.4 mm) 3" (76.2 mm)
MPD249-P01 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-P01 2" (50.8 mm) 2.47" (62.8 mm) 6" (152.4 mm) 3" (76.2 mm)
  • The drawing to the right defines these quantities.

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

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



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
15.0 mm (0.59") 1.3 mm 2.6 mm 3.9 mm 5.2 mm
1" (25.4 mm) 2.2 mm 4.4 mm 6.6 mm 8.8 mm
33.0 mm (1.30") 2.9 mm 5.8 mm 8.6 mm 11.5 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.


Posted Comments:
mm  (posted 2016-01-27 15:45:12.84)
I would like to have a parabolic mirror with much shorter focal length and larger NA. Closer to 4 mm would be great
besembeson  (posted 2016-02-01 12:27:14.0)
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: Thanks for contacting Thorlabs. We can provide you with such special parabolic mirrors and we will follow-up regarding quoting this.
user  (posted 2015-01-17 12:33:34.687)
Having separate web pages for each mirror coating makes it hard to compare models, please consider one web page that has same mirrors but different reflective coatings.
myanakas  (posted 2015-02-06 12:49:30.0)
Response from Mike at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve our website. To help navigate between the different web pages we have updated the OAP selection guide in the "Overview" tab. It now contains a coating comparison plot and coating variation plots. We will keep your feedback in mind for future updates to this line of mirrors.
luyan  (posted 2014-06-04 17:09:22.157)
Hi, We are having a very hard time to properly align the parabolic mirror, to collimate a fiber output. Could you come up with a sort of alignment procedure for this 90deg off-axis parabolic mirror? Or do you have one as you test it? Could you offer one copy of it to us? Thanks.
besembeson  (posted 2014-06-05 04:54:15.0)
A response from Bweh E at Thorlabs Newton-USA: Thanks for contacting Thorlabs. We don't have an alignment procedure for this at this time. The general guideline is to keep the point source (especially from a single mode fiber for good collimation) one reference focal length away. I will contact you via email to discuss details about your setup and further assist you please.
javier.gorrono  (posted 2013-12-18 19:12:01.297)
We are considering using the MPD508762-90-P01 mirror in combination with a plane silver-coated mirror tilted 45 degrees (e.g. PF30-03-P01)as the telescope stage of a new radiometer design. Altough the increase of power is very high at the entrance, it is well known that the effect of polarisation maybe important. The configuration of the two mirrors will be set so that its effect is minimised (p-s cancelled). From a theoretical point of view this will occur only for the chief rays at the center but will largely disagree at the sides of the mirror. The information provided for the silver coated reflectance is at 12 degrees and 45 degrees. Therefore the questions are: 1) have you got any other measurements at more angles? 2) could you provide more information about the composition so that we can estimate them? Thanks in advance Javier Gorrono
pbui  (posted 2014-01-02 04:30:19.0)
Response from Phong at Thorlabs: We will contact you to provide reflection measurements for other angles. As for the material composition of the silver coating, it is silver with a protective SiO2 coating. We cannot provide any further details, as that information is proprietary.

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

SM1MP Application
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Ø1/2" Protected Silver OAP Mirror Threaded into a
KC05-T SM05 Cage Mount using an SM05MP Adapter
Item # MPD00M9-P01 MPD019-P01 MPD01M9-P01 MPD029-P01
Diametera 1/2" (12.7 mm)
Reflected Focal Length (RFL)a 15.0 mm (0.59") 1" (25.4 mm) 33.0 mm (1.30") 2" (50.8 mm)
Parent Focal Lengtha 7.5 mm (0.30") 1/2" (12.7 mm) 16.5 mm (0.65") 1" (25.4 mm)
Thicknessa 20.0 mm (0.79") 0.74" (18.8 mm) 20.0 mm (0.79") 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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MPD00M9-P01 Support Documentation
MPD00M9-P01Ø1/2" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror, Prot. Silver, RFL = 15 mm
$144.98
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MPD019-P01 Support Documentation
MPD019-P01Ø1/2" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror, Prot. Silver, RFL = 1"
$144.98
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MPD01M9-P01 Support Documentation
MPD01M9-P01Ø1/2" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror, Prot. Silver, RFL = 33 mm
$144.98
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MPD029-P01 Support Documentation
MPD029-P01Ø1/2" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror, Prot. Silver, RFL = 2"
$144.98
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Ø1" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors, Protected Silver Coating

MP254P1 Mounted in Mirror Mount
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Ø1" Protected Silver OAP Mirror in KS2 Mirror Mount
Item # MPD129-P01 MPD149-P01 MPD169-P01
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) 1.25" (31.8 mm) 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.
Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
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MPD129-P01 Support Documentation
MPD129-P01Ø1" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror, Prot. Silver, RFL = 2"
$203.82
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MPD149-P01 Support Documentation
MPD149-P01Ø1" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror, Prot. Silver, RFL = 4"
$203.82
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MPD169-P01 Support Documentation
MPD169-P01Ø1" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror, Prot. Silver, RFL = 6"
$203.82
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Ø2" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors, Protected Silver Coating

Mirror in Cage Adapter
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Ø2" OAP Mirror in LCP06 Cage Plate
Item # MPD249-P01 MPD269-P01
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-P01 Support Documentation
MPD249-P01Ø2" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror, Prot. Silver, RFL = 4"
$364.56
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MPD269-P01 Support Documentation
MPD269-P01Ø2" 90° Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror, Prot. Silver, RFL = 6"
$364.56
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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
  • Contains Three #4 Counterbores and an Alignment Pin for Mounting to 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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MP127P2 Support Documentation
MP127P28-32-Threaded Adapter for Ø1/2" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
$23.64
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SM05MP Support Documentation
SM05MPExternally SM05-Threaded Adapter for Ø1/2" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
$24.69
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MP127P1 Support Documentation
MP127P11" Outer Diameter Adapter for Ø1/2" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
$21.43
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MP127P2/M Support Documentation
MP127P2/MM4-Threaded Adapter for Ø1/2" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
$23.64
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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 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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KCB1P Support Documentation
KCB1PCustomer Inspired! Right-Angle Kinematic OAP Mirror Mount, 30 mm Cage System and SM1 Compatible, 1/4"-20 Mounting Holes
$225.00
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MP254P2 Support Documentation
MP254P28-32-Threaded Adapter for Ø1" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
$29.16
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SM1MP Support Documentation
SM1MPExternally SM1-Threaded Adapter for Ø1" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
$29.16
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MP254P1 Support Documentation
MP254P12" Outer Diameter Adapter for Ø1" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
$26.79
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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
$225.00
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MP254P2/M Support Documentation
MP254P2/MM4-Threaded Adapter for Ø1" Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
$29.16
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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
  • Contains Three #8 Counterbores and an Alignment Pin for Mounting to 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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