Parabolic mirrors are built into various laser and measurement systems – from the infrared range to visible light and the UV range.
Precise beam focussing is one of the central advantages of parabolic mirrors. The mirror converts parallel incoming waves into converging waves.
Even in compact setups, these mirrors are excellently suited for beam shaping. Angled concave mirrors can be used for deflection units.
Compared to other mirror shapes, parabolic mirrors are less limited to specific wavelengths. In broadband applications, parabolic mirrors therefore convince with a very low rate of aberrations.
For mirrors with a compressed parabolic shape, the performance values increasingly resemble those of spherical mirrors.