SOURCE: Meller Optics, Inc.
PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwire - Jan 8, 2013) - Meller Optics, Inc. manufactures missile domes that can be custom fabricated from sapphire to protect cameras, sensors, detectors, and other devices from high-speed sand and water.
Meller Sapphire Optical Domes feature Moh 9 hardness which is second only to diamond and offer 160 degree maximum included angles to extend the viewing angle of missile guidance systems. Protecting sensitive devices in extremely harsh physical environments, these sapphire domes provide up to 85% transmission uncoated in the UV to IR, with up to 99% when A/R coated on two sides.
Custom engineered with precise edge steps and mounting profiles, Meller Sapphire Optical Domes are available in sizes up to 4" O.D., exhibit surface accuracy to < 1 fringe @ 633nm, and finishes to 20-10 scratch-dig per MIL-PRF-13830. Missile domes can also be fabricated from spinel which features Moh 8 hardness in sizes up to 6" O.D. for larger applications.
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 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.