Plx logo
PLX in the news

#hollow retroreflector

Show promoting news post pic 2023 for spie defense

Welcome to SPIE Photonics Defense + Commericial 2023! Visit PLX at Booth #1019

Discover PLX's high precision, compact laser metrology solution for repeatable measurements at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2023, booth 1019.

Dsc07438 638x540

PLX's new high performance, compact LTHRXP

The new PLX high performance, compact LTHRXP is designed to help conquer space.

Dsc07311 news letter cropped

Our latest advancement in LTHR technology

The all-weather LTHRAW with hermetically sealed construction: designed to operate under severe field conditions.

100807 laser22 leaderboard participant 300x250 e

Visit PLX at LASER World of PHOTONICS, Hall B5 Booth 426.1, April. 26-29

Learn how PLX’s unique Beam Steering Technology can deliver cutting edge Laser tracking and Metrology applications. Visit PLX at LASER World of PHOTONICS, Hall B5 Booth 426.1.


PLX Space Heritage

PLX's space heritage dates back to 1975 when the company provided hollow retroreflectors to the Apollo-Soyuz Russian-American space hookup program.


PLX Retroreflector used in Fourier–Spectrometer for robotic exploration of Mars atmosphere

The TIRVIM (Thermal Infra-Red V-Shape Interferometer Mounting) Spectrometer is part of the Atmospheric Chemistry Suite (ACS), which is now successfully operating in orbit around Mars.


Ball Mounted Hollow Retroreflectors now available in a new unique Break-Resistant configuration

PLX’s high accuracy Durable Ball Mounted Retroreflectors (DBMRs) offer increased durability and are designed to work in demanding environments.


Improved Invar mounted USHM, the ultimate in accuracy, shock and vibration resistance.

PLX’s new USHM’s robust mounting and mirror technology offer properties which enable them to perform exceptionally well in critical applications and harsh conditions.


New PLX retroreflectors withstand up to 800 degrees F...

PLX has manufactured stainless steel hollow retroreflectors, which can withstand temperatures up to 800 degrees F.  These are mounted inside the stacks of coal power plants in programs designed to measure the content of emissions from the plant.


Canadian Astro-H Metrology System (CAMS) Program: PLX Invar-mounted hard mount retroreflectors

Astro-H is a space-based X-ray observatory scheduled to be launched in 2016.  The mission is an international collaboration with participation from institutions in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.


Geophysics Interferometer: Long-baseline laser strainmeter in Kamioka uses PLX Hollow Retroreflector

As part of the Geophysics interferometer, PLX manufactured a 15” clear aperture Hollow Retroreflector of 0.5 arc seconds accuracy for the University of Tokyo Earthquake Research Institute.


PLX announces a new Ceramic Ball Mounted Hollow Retroreflector

These non-magnetic BMR’s are available in 2 center accuracies: within .0005” and within .0001”. They are manufactured in 1 ½”, 7/8" and 1/2"diameters.


Announcing the USHM from PLX

The Ultra Stable Hard-Mounted Hollow Retroreflector (USHM), is a self-compensating mirror that is totally insensitive to position and movement, extremely accurate and available in a variety of coatings and configurations.


PLX's Hollow Retroreflectors available in 2mm to 6mm

These Mini Hollow Retroreflectors are miniaturized devices that provide the same laser and interferometer quality wavefronts as our larger Hollow Retroreflectors (available in diameters up to 125mm).