SOURCE: Meller Optics, Inc.
PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - Dec 10, 2013) - Meller Optics, Inc. manufactures and supplies a full line of custom fabricated sapphire domes that feature a superior combination of optical and mechanical properties for protecting guidance systems, sensors, and other devices in harsh airborne and subsea environments.
Meller Sapphire Optical Domes feature Moh 9 hardness which is second only to diamond in terms of hardness and provide up to 85% transmission uncoated in the UV and IR, and up to 99% when anti-reflective coated on two sides. Ideally suited for protecting guidance systems in military and commercial applications, they can withstand pressure to 10,000 psi, temps. to 1000°C, and are unaffected by fast moving dirt, sand, saltwater, and chemicals.
Fabricated to specification, Meller Sapphire Optical Domes are available in sizes up to 6" O.D. and can incorporate steps and profiles for mounting purposes. Offering 160 degree maximum included angles to extend the viewing angle of missile guidance systems, they exhibit surface accuracy to < 1 fringe @ 633nm and finishes to 20-10 scratch-dig per MIL-PRF-13830.
Meller Sapphire Optical Domes are priced from $350.00 each, depending upon configuration and quantity. Price quotations are provided 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 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.