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Dream specializes in the design, engineering and in-house production of bubble-free lightweight mirror blanks, as well as finishing of lightweight optical mirrors. These mirrors equalize to ambient temperatures substantially faster than 165+ year old solid mirror technology. They also allow higher stiffness in the whole opto-mechanical system, thus achieving and maintaining better quality at the focal plane.

Dream's level of engineering, innovation and process control offers truly unparalleled performance, including low MSF errors, to our customers.


"We shall look back and see how inefficient, how primitive it was to work with thick, solid mirrors, obsolete mirror-curves, ..."
- George Willis Ritchey 1928
From the book "Mirror Mirror" by Mark Pendergrast
 


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Click below to see Zygo data of a finished plano elliptical Dream mirror.

Dream mirror finished to higher quality level than Hubble Space Telescope's M2

This hyperboloidal convex secondary mirror (M2) was part of a Dream 24" Ritchey-Chrétien telescope for a NASA project.

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Dream delivers a fast & demanding 300mm CA f3 Ritchey-Chrétien optical set.


Dream directly casts and fully processes a bubble-free f1.376 mirror for an Adaptive Optics project. The mirror is six times lower in areal density than Hubble's M1.
 

 

 

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QED Optics displays Dream mirror at SPIE's Photonics West

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