How to Choose a Dielectric Mirror

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The dielectric mirror is made up of many thin layers of dielectric material, coated on a glass substrate. The behavior of such a mirror is based on constructive interference between light reflected from the individual layers. Since the dielectric mirror takes advantage of the wave nature of light, mirror performance depends on wavelength, as well as other optical parameters.

What optical parameters should you consider when choosing the best mirror for your application?

  • Reflection
  • Transmission
  • Scatter
  • Absorption
  • Wavelength Range

And much more! By reviewing key design considerations and specifications from Applications Scientist, Michael Delay, Ph.D. at IDEX Health & Science, you should be able to select the appropriate flat, dielectric mirror for your optical system.

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