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UV enhanced first surface mirrors are optimized for high reflection from 10-400nm.

UV Enhanced First Surface Mirror

UV Enhanced First Surface Mirror

Defined: UV Enhanced FSM

A first surface mirror or front surface mirror (often abbreviated FS mirror or FSM) is a mirror with the reflective surface being above a backing (known as a substrate), as opposed to the conventional, second surface mirror with the reflective surface behind a transparent substrate such as glass or acrylic. Surface is protected from oxidation with a dielectric overcoat which also enhances the ultraviolet reflection. 

UV Enhanced Wave Chart

UV Enhanced First Surface Mirror Wave Chart

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Features

  • Optimized for maximum reflection in UV spectrum
  • Opaque with 0% transparency
  • 4mm thickness
  • 2λ per inch flatness
  • Comes with protective laminate over coating
  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Quantity discounts available
  • Same day shipping
  • International shipping

Industries

  • Engineering
  • Scientific equipment
  • Optics, astronomy, physics, lasers
  • Barcode scanners
  • Testing equipment
  • Automation
  • Robotics

Client Portfolio

Clients include electronics manufacturers, defense contractors, inventors, and the engineering & science departments of many major universities.

Precision Cutting

What's the largest size you can cut?

Sizes up to 32″x50″ are cut from our 1λ stock. Sizes larger than this, up to 72″x96″, are cut from our 4-6λ stock sheets.

Will the mirrors be sharp?

We use a high quality wet sander to take the sharp edges off before shipping.

What's the best way to cut the glass?

The standard score-and-break method is recommended. You’ll need to purchase a quality glass scoring wheel and glass pliers. Sandpaper or a sanding block is useful for sanding the sharp edges.

How accurate is your cutting tolerance?

Our size tolerance is typically +/- 1/16″. Please contact us for a custom quote if you need a higher level of accuracy.

Can you cut other shapes besides rectangles?

Please send us a diagram in JPG or PDF format and we can quote the shape for you.

Packaging That Works

We cut and ship the glass first surface mirrors immediately. We ship mirrors under 24″ x 30″ in carefully packaged boxes with FedEx while larger mirrors are more extensively packaged in a custom wood crate and shipped via freight. All shipments are fully insured to protect our customers. Less than 2% of our shipments arrive broken. On the rare occasion breakage should occur, we will gladly replace the mirrors–just send us pictures of the mirror and damaged box.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, FedEx rates are automatically calculated when you check out. Duties/taxes are billed separately on delivery.

What's the chance mirrors break in shipping?

Less than 2% of our shipments arrive broken. If it should arrive broken, please send us pictures of the mirror and box right away, and we will send replacements.

How do you package the mirrors?

Small mirrors are carefully packaged in bubble wrap and shipped via fedex. Larger mirrors are crated with several inches of styrofoam on all sides. In the rare case that your mirror arrives broken, just send us pictures of the broken glass and box and we’ll send replacements right away.

How fast do you ship?

We are standing by to begin cutting and packaging your order immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, but only if the size is larger than 32″x50″. That’s our maximum size for the high grade 1λ flatness mirrors in 1/4″ thickness.

The best quality is our 1/4″ thickness, which is 1λ per inch.

1/8″ thickness: 8λ per inch

Please feel free to order samples first to evaluate the quality of our mirrors. Limit 1 per customer.

Glass First Surface Mirror Sample – 1/4″ thickness (Random Size)

$2.95Add to cart

 

 

Glass First Surface Mirror Sample – 1/8″ thickness (Random Size)

$2.95Add to cart

 

 

Glass First Surface Mirror Sample – 1mm thickness (Random Size)

$2.95Add to cart

 

 

Glass First Surface Mirror Sample – 1.9mm thickness (Random Size)

$2.95Add to cart

To prevent scratching, you should use 50% Isopropyl Alcohol and Kimwipes. Microfiber wipes are generally ok for preventing scratching, but not as good as Kimwipes.

The standard score-and-break method is recommended. You’ll need to purchase a quality glass scoring wheel and glass pliers. Sandpaper or a sanding block is useful for sanding the sharp edges.

We recommend Gunther Mirror Mastic and VHB tape for the backside of the glass.

1/4″ thickness – 3.3 lb / sq ft

1/8″ thickness – 1.6 lb / sq ft

1.9mm thickness – 1 lb / sq ft

1mm – 0.5 lb / sq ft

Yes, provided you can protect the mirror surface from debris which may blow against the surface, scratching it.

Quantity discounts are automatically calculated using our online price calculator. If you are ordering qty 50+, please contact us for a custom quote.

Shipping discounts are automatically calculated using our online shopping cart.

We recommend using a backing with low thermal expansion, such as aluminum.

You can add the laminate back by using our Precote 33 spray

Recommended Tools

  • Glass Spray Cleaner (50% Isopropyl Alcohol)

    Glass Spray Cleaner (50% Isopropyl Alcohol)

    $9.95
    Add to cart
  • Kimwipes

    Kimwipes

    $14.95
    Add to cart
  • Precote 33 Spray Laminate

    Precote 33 Spray Laminate

    $59.95
    Add to cart
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