A high-reflectance GaInP/GaAs distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) was grown by chemical beam epitaxy (CBE). The mirror consists of 40 pairs of alternating layers and was designed for a centre wavelength of 980 nm, resulting in a total thickness of 5.8 mum. Highly stable growth conditions led to a maximum reflectance of 0.99 and to a variation in the centre wavelength of only 5 nm over the 2'' (50.8 mm) wafer. Transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction measurements confirmed the vertical uniformity and the crystallographic quality of the sample.