SOURCE: Meller Optics, Inc.

Meller Optics, Inc.

April 23, 2014 09:03 ET

Meller Optics Sapphire Windows Protect Against High Speed Particulates

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2014) - Meller Optics, Inc. has introduced custom fabricated sapphire windows for installation on the outboard of manned and unmanned aircraft and underwater vehicles to protect sensors and cameras.

Meller Sapphire Windows are clear as glass and exhibit Moh 9 hardness which is second only to diamond, providing a protective surface for sensors and cameras that would be exposed to sand and other high speed particulates. They can be custom fabricated in different configurations and sizes up to 10" dia., depending upon the diameter to thickness aspect ratio.

Featuring transmission from the UV to IR (270 nm to 4.7 microns), Meller Sapphire Windows offer flatness to 1/10th wave in the visible and < 2 arc sec. in/in. parallelism, with finishes from 60-40 to 40-20 scratch-dig, depending upon size and construction. Sapphire domes are also available for missiles and weaponry in military applications.

Meller Sapphire Windows are priced according to configuration and quantity. Literature and 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 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