PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - Aug 24, 2016) - Meller Optics, Inc. has introduced custom fabricated sapphire windows that are ideal for gimbaled systems which might be exposed to fast moving dirt, sand, salt water, and other particulates. They are ideally suited for military applications.
Meller Sapphire Windows for gimbaled systems feature Moh 9 hardness which is second only to diamond and can withstand pressures to 10,000 psi, depending upon thickness. Manufactured to customer specification, they are available in sizes from 0.25" to 10.00" dia., with varying wall thicknesses, and can include stepped edges and elliptical edge shaping, holes, slots, and wedges for mounting.
Providing flatness held to 1/10th wave in the visible and < 2 arc sec. in/in parallelism, Meller Sapphire Windows for gimbaled systems can be supplied with surface finishes from 60-40 to 40-20 scratch-dig, depending upon configuration. In addition to sapphire, other materials offered include germanium and zinc selenide for applications from the mid to far IR.
Meller Sapphire Windows for gimbaled systems are priced according to 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.