Kinematic, Gimbal or Flexure Adjustment?
Newport offers over 45 mirror mounts for 0.5 in. (12.7 mm) diameter mirrors. Kinematic Mounts are the most popular and least expensive. A disadvantage with Kinematic mounts is that the mirror center moves along the normal axis when tip/tilt adjustments are made. Gimbal Mounts are more expensive, but are able to solve the problem of normal motion. Flexure Mounts are designed for set and forget type applications with excellent mechanical stability.
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Drive Type Required?
Our 0.5 in. mirror mounts come equiped with three types of manual drives. Allen-Key versions are adjusted using an allen wrench. Knob versions can be adjusted by hand. Micrometer versions can be adjusted by hand and provide a scale to measure the adjustment. We also offer motorized mirror mounts for 0.5 in. mirrors.
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Special Features Needed?
Many of our 0.5 in. mirror mounts are offered with special features like a clear edge aperture or top actuated mechanisms.
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Optical Mirror Mount Families for 0.5 in. (12.7 mm) Mirrors
Already familiar with our 0.5 in. mirror mounts, or have a particular mirror mount technology in mind? Below are our mirror mount families that offer 0.5 in. versions.
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