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Galvo Mirror Coatings
Jun 2008
Reynard CorporationRequest Info
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., June 17, 2008 – Reynard Corporation has announced new high precision military coatings for Galvanometer (Galvo) mirrors. These mirrors are used in various laser system applications such as scanners, bar code readers, sweeping remote sensors, marking systems and laser light shows.

A mirror is modulated on it centered axis, causing a static laser beam to scan in a one-dimensional orientation. Adding a second Galvo mirror allows for scanning in two dimensions, for example the first scans in an X-orientation across a single line, while the second mirror allows for Y-orientation movement. With a synchronized X-Y controller, any continuous geometric shape can be realized.Reynard-mirrors-High-view.jpg

High-view example of Reynard's new high precision coatings for Galvo mirrors.

Mirrors are manufactured using most any substrate, but are most commonly made from BK-7, fused silica or silicon. With their CNC machining capabilities, they can shape the Galvo mirror substrates to suit a myriad of applications. The substrates are then coated with a highly reflective protected metal or multi-layer dielectric tuned for the required wavelength band and application.

According to Reynard, their Galvo mirror coatings can achieve reflectivity of greater than 99.9 percent and are able to withstand the most rigid durability requirements per military specifications - including Temperature/Humidity and Salt Fog requirements per Mil-C-48497A.

Reynard-mirrors-Blk-bk-web.jpg“Galvo mirrors are a perfect fit for our highly-durable reflective coating designs,” says Forrest Reynard, president of Reynard Corporation. “Since application environments can range from ambient and controlled to harsh military conditions, one can be assured that our coatings will function as designed.”

Reynard Corporation is a global supplier of optical components and thin film coatings.

For more information, visit:

Reynard Corporation
1020 Calle Sombra
San Clemente, CA, 92673
Phone: (949) 366-8866
Fax: (949) 498-9528


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