SOURCE: Meller Optics, Inc.

Meller Optics, Inc.

November 17, 2015 08:29 ET

Meller Optics' Sapphire Domes Extend Vision System Viewing Angle

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - Nov 17, 2015) - Meller Optics, Inc. has introduced custom fabricated sapphire optical domes that extend the viewing angle of vision systems and deflect sand and dirt traveling at high speeds.

Meller Sapphire Optical Domes feature a 160 degree maximum viewing angle to extend vision system visibility while providing a hard, rounded surface that can deflect high-speed dirt, sand, and debris better than flat windows. Manufactured in sizes up to 4" O.D., they provide up to 85% transmission uncoated in the UV to IR, with up to 99% when A/R coated in two sides.

Ideally suited for drones, missile guidance systems, and outboard subsea applications, Meller Optical Domes exhibit Moh 9 hardness which is second only to diamond and can withstand temps. to 1000°C and pressure to 10K psi. Surface accuracy is to < 1 fringe @ 633 nm and finishes to 20-10 scratch-dig per MIL-PRF-13830 and precise edge steps and mounting profiles are offered.

Meller Sapphire Optical Domes are priced from $350.00 each, depending upon configuration and quantity. Price 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.

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