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What does OAP stand for?

OAP stands for Off Axis Parabolic


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Thorlabs' off-axis parabolic mirrors are available with four coatings: UV-enhanced aluminum (250 - 450 nm), protected aluminum (450 nm - 20 µm), protected silver...
Tydex offers off axis parabolic mirrors; Parabolic mirrors are the most common type of aspherical mirrors used in optical instruments.
Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors, Protected and Unprotected Gold Coatings (0.8 - 20 µm),Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
1 An introduction to off-axis parabolic mirrors. OPTI 521 Tutorial. Written by: Kevin Newman. Date: October 21, 2013. 1. Abstract Off-axis parabolic mirrors (OAPs...
Parabolic mirrors have the ability to focus collimated light without introducing spherical aberration. An Off-Axis Parabolic (OAP) mirror is simply a side section of...
Features Off-axis Design for Detector Applications. Compared with on-axis parabolic or ellipsoidal reflectors, the off axis mirrors do not have a central hole...