Gaussian Mirrors

Gaussian mirrors, also known as VRM (variable reflecting mirrors), are characterized by a degree of reflection that slopes from the center of the optic in a Gaussian distribution.New Source Technology is one of the few suppliers worldwide that offers this special type of mirror.

The mirrors are used in unstable resonators where they help produce high quality laser beams with low beam divergence at high pulse energies. In frequency-doubled systems they are used to achieve a greater pump efficiency. The Gaussian mirrors are extremely stable and therefore suited for the highest power levels.