FSM Pricing & Ordering
What Is a First Surface Mirror?
A first surface mirror, also known as front surface mirror, offers a high reflectance coating on the face of the glass that provides a true reflection with no double image. A dielectric overcoat further enhances reflection of visible light while providing durability and full protection from oxidation.
Superior Optical Accuracy
Using multi-layer coating technology in a vacuum chamber, aluminum is deposited onto ultra-flat glass. A dielectric protective layer is simultaneously deposited to further enhance the reflective properties. The dielectric layer provides a durable overcoat that protects it from oxidation and enhances durability. Using clean glass and strict manufacturing process is essential to preventing dust from creating bubbles in the coating, and other potential anomalies in the coating, such as thermal expansion and fingerprints.
How We Ship Mirrors
After coating, a blue Nitto laminate is applied over the finished glass to protect it during cutting, shipping, and until final use. Small mirrors are wrapped in bubble wrap and larger mirrors are crated and shipped via freight. All shipments are fully insured to protect your order.
Applications For First Surface Mirrors
Additional Applications For First Surface Mirrors
- Flight simulators, periscopes
- Broadcasting, photography, projection.
- Optics, astronomy, physics, lasers
- Optical illusions & museum exhibits
- Barcode scanners
- Hollywood special effects
- High speed photography
- Stage magic
- Manufacturing automation
- Kaleidoscopes, product photography
- Ophthalmology eye exams, dental mirrors
- Lighting effects