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PLX Hollow Retroreflectors are self-compensating mirror configurations with extraordinary beam return accuracy and can withstand harsh environments. They can be coated for maximization over any spectral range, from UV to far IR.

Hollow Retroreflectors


Because of their state-of-the art accuracy and unique ability to withstand harsh environments, you’ll find PLX's Hollow Retroreflectors utilized in Aerospace and Defense systems and laboratory instruments around the world. PLX Hollow Retroreflectors can be customized to fit your specific needs.

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PROPERTIES Ultra Low-Profile Omni Wave Hard Mount USHM
Weight Very Light Heaviest Very Light Light
Overall Size Smallest Large Small Small
Apex Location Control Good Fair Excellent Excellent
Vacuum Compatible Excellent Not Standard Not Standard Excellent
Mounting Stiffness Excellent Fair Good Excellent
Mechanical Stability Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Thermal Stability Excellent Good Very Good Excellent
Vibration Very Good Good Very Good Excellent
Shock Resistance Very Good Excellent Very Good Excellent
Protective Housing Yes Yes No No
APPLICATIONS Ultra Low-Profile Omni Wave Hard Mount USHM
Metrology Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
OEM Use Excellent Fair Excellent Excellent
Motion Control Very Good Good Excellent Excellent
OEM Interferometry Good Good Excellent Excellent
OEM Spectroscopy Good Good Excellent Excellent
Laboratory Excellent Excellent Good Good
Industrial Excellent Excellent Good Good