Microcube reflector on top of a standard reflector

IMOS attained worldwide developmental edge

Micronization of a full-cube triplet in arrays was considered impossible. The IMOS microcube reflectors have established a new generation of optical sensors. In the case of laser light, an exact beam form is retroflected.


Some microcube reflectors consist of thousands of small micro mirrors that are square in shape. They reflect approx. 99% of light. By contrast, conventional microstructures made out of triangular mirrors (pyramid triplet) can be rendered with reflection of only approx. 66%-72%.

Why microreflectors?

Graph beam displacement

Microreflectors are equipped with small micro mirrors that reduce the beam offset. The positioning of the light beam is thus improved. Microreflectors are intended for laser scanning.


Specific to laser sensor technology, the laser beam has to impact at least five or more triplets in order to obtain a constant reflective signal even when vibrations occur.


Reflectors consist of triplet arrays. A triplet is a construct consisting of three mirrors that enable retroflection. The size of the individual mirrors determines the beam offset that the incident light experiences.


Comment: The IMOS microcube reflectors portfolio was the first micronized full-cube reflector range on the global market and facilitates a new laser sensor technology.

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