SOURCE: Meller Optics, Inc.

Meller Optics, Inc.

June 12, 2013 09:03 ET

Meller Optics Custom Fabricates Sapphire Optics for Medical Instruments

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) - Meller Optics, Inc. precision fabricates custom sapphire optics that are unaffected by most body fluids, acids and alkalis, and transmit over a broad spectrum. They are ideally suited for use in a wide range of medical devices and instruments.

Meller Sapphire Optics for medical instruments are superior to most other materials because of the inherent durability of sapphire which is Moh 9 hardness, second only to diamond, and they transmit from the UV to 4.7 µm. Impervious to chlorine and fluorine gas, most chemicals, and blood, these optics can be manufactured to precise OEM specifications with flatness to 1/10th wave, parallelism to 2 arc-sec., and surface finishes to < 0.5 nm.

Ideally suited for high-value medical and laboratory instruments, Meller Sapphire Optics can be fabricated in sizes from 1/4" to 10" dia. and 1/2 mm to 1" thick and supplied as sapphire windows, flat and stepped, concave or convex, and round or square, with holes, various edge treatments, thicknesses, and coatings. Applications include windows for ER:YAG, HO:YAG, and Alexandrite laser hand pieces, blood gas instruments, and sensors.

Meller Sapphire Optics for medical instruments are priced according to size, configuration, and quantity. Quotations are available upon request.

About Meller Optics, Inc.

Founded in 1921, Meller Optics has been providing high quality optics to defense, medical, laser, and industrial markets for 90 years now. Specializing in the grinding and polishing of hard, durable materials such as sapphire and ruby, the company has also developed high-speed, low-cost finishing processes for a variety of optical materials such as laser glasses, fused silica, zinc selenide, germanium, silicon, fluorides, and ceramic materials. Configurations include windows, substrates, lenses, domes, and prisms.

Meller Optics is ISO 9001:2008 certified and in addition to providing standard, off-the-shelf products, they custom fabricate components that meet exacting specifications from delicate, difficult to work with optical materials. They also supply quality Microlux Alumina polishing abrasives and Gugolz optical polishing pitch.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Meller Optics, Inc.
    Steve Lydon, Marketing
    120 Corliss St. / P.O. Box 6001
    Providence, RI 02940
    (800) 821-0180
    FAX (401) 331-0519
    e-mail: steve@melleroptics.com
    www.melleroptics.com