PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - Mar 21, 2017) - Laser Research Optics has introduced zinc sulfide (ZnS) optics that can be custom fabricated for use in military applications requiring a broad wavelength spectrum and exceptional fracture strength.
Laser Research ZnS Optics are water clear, transmit over a broad wavelength spectrum from 0.45 to 12 microns, and are offered as windows, lenses, and domes. Manufactured using Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) which provides enhanced clarity, hardness, and scratch resistance, they conform to MIL-PRF-13830 and are suitable for many military vision system applications.
Ideally suited for single aperture, high performance multi-spectral systems, Laser Research ZnS Optics can be fabricated in sizes from 0.5" to 3" O.D. or diagonal; with typical tolerances of ±0.001" to ±0.005" and thickness to ±0.002". Knoop Hardness is 150-165 kg/mm2, Rupture Modulus is 69 MPa, and they feature λ/4 and λ/10 surfaces and finishes to 10-5 scratch dig.
Laser Research ZnS Optics are priced according to configuration and quantity. Price quotations are available upon request.
About Laser Research Optics
Laser Research Optics is a division of Meller Optics, Inc., a world leading manufacturer of hard crystalline materials such as ruby and sapphire since 1921. The company maintains one of the largest inventories of stock CO2 optics in the country. Available for immediate delivery, the optics are ideal for direct field replacement in low power CO2 lasers currently being used for laser marking, laser engraving, laser cutting, and low power scribing and welding.