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Stemmed Mirrors from Edmund Optics® Reduce Surface Stress and Deformation

1/25/2022, Mainz, Germany   —

Edmund Optics®, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of optical components, has expanded its extensive inventory by adding several new stemmed mirrors in a variety of coating options for a wide range of wavebands. This product expansion provides optical integrators an increased range of options for the unique demands of their applications, enabling rapid prototyping and product development.

Stemmed mirrors feature a unique geometry that prevents the stress introduced by mounting any optic from deforming the reflective surface. Because all contact between the mirror and kinematic mount occurs at a stem protruding from the back of the mirror rather than the mirror edge, stress applied to the optical surface of the mirror is nearly eliminated, providing improved surface flatness and performance compared to conventionally-mounted first surface mirrors. Stemmed Mirrors were shown to maintain surface flatness better than conventional mirrors by a factor of two.

The TECHSPEC® Metallic Coated Stemmed Mirrors are available in Enhanced Aluminum, Protected Gold, and Protected Silver coating options for beam-steering and reflection applications in the visible and infrared spectra. TECHSPEC® Broadband Dielectric Stemmed Mirrors feature improved reflectivity and increase system performance by minimizing energy loss and scatter. The TECHSPEC® Stemmed Laser Mirrors are ideal for solid-state and fiber lasers such as Yb:doped and Nd:YAG lasers with coating options at 355 nm, 532 nm, and 1.064 nm design wavelengths.

To view these, and many more exciting new products offered by Edmund Optics, visit the new products page at

About Edmund Optics:

Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of precision optics, optical assemblies and image processing components with headquarters in the USA and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Asia and Europe and sales representatives around the globe. EO has a very large inventory of optical components for immediate delivery and offers products, standard or customized, in small quantities but also in volume for various industries. Request a quote or place your order through the website or contact us via phone +44 1904788600 or email [email protected] by reference to our catalogue.

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