SOURCE: Meller Optics, Inc.

Meller Optics, Inc.

June 10, 2015 09:01 ET

Meller Sapphire Optics Fabricated for Aerospace Applications

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2015) - Meller Optics, Inc. custom fabricates sapphire optics including lenses, detector windows, and domes that can withstand the rigors of aerospace and high-speed aviation applications. Sapphire, of course, is an extremely hard material.

Meller Sapphire Optics are impervious to water, most acids, alkalis, abrasion from fast moving dirt and sand, pressures up to 10,000 psi, and temperatures up to 1,000°C. Featuring Moh 9 hardness which is second only to diamond, they provide up to 85% transmission from the UV to IR and can be supplied with various A/R coatings for enhancing transmission to > 99%.

Custom manufactured from 3/8" to 4" dia. and varying wall thicknesses with ±0.001" tolerances, Meller Sapphire Optics can be supplied as plano-convex and concave, meniscus, and dome configurations, with beveled and polished edges. Surface finishes from 60-40 to 40-20 scratch-dig, flatness held to 0.5 fringes of HeNe, and parallelism from 20 to 2 arc/secs. can be provided, depending upon configuration.

Meller Sapphire Optics are priced according to configuration, size, 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.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Meller Optics, Inc.
    Steve Lydon
    120 Corliss St. / P.O. Box 6001
    Providence, RI 02940
    (800) 821-0180
    FAX (401) 331-0519