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Reflecting Objectives

Reflecting objectives are renowned for their unique optical properties. Beck Optronic Solutions is one of very few companies worldwide designing and manufacturing them.

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Beck Optronic Solutions is proud to be the manufacturer of the Original Beck/Ealing Reflecting Objectives. Based on a two mirror system reflecting objectives were originally designed for microscopy in 1904.The all reflecting optics means that, in contrast to refracting objectives, they are totally free from chromatic aberrations. The Beck objectives are based on the work of C. R. Burch, who in his 1947 paper, showed that by careful selection of the mirror curvatures and their separation, they are corrected for spherical aberration, coma and astigmatism, leading to diffraction limited performance. In addition to these corrections, reflecting objectives have the following advantages when compared to standard refracting microscope objectives:
  • Longer working distances relative to the magnification;
  • Large numerical apertures for improved light gathering power;
  • High throughput from UV to far infrared;
  • Coatings available to enhance performance at specific wavelength regions;