|9/25/2009||Custom Sapphire Optics Supplied Ready for OEM Assembly|
|Custom sapphire optics precision manufactured in a wide range of configurations with holes, slots, wedges, stepped edges, special coatings, and other characteristics are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, RI.
Meller Custom Sapphire Optics feature Moh 9 hardness, which is second only to diamond, are chemically inert and can be fabricated to precise specifications as lenses, windows, domes, prisms, tubes, rods, and balls. Produced with mounting holes, slots, wedges, stepped edges, elliptical edge shaping, various A/R coatings, and brazing or sealing to stainless steel or Kovar®, these durable sapphire optics can be supplied ready for OEM assembly.
Designed for critical applications, Meller Custom Sapphire Optics are avail- able as plano-convex and –concave lenses and windows from 0.5” to 6” dia., with flatness to 1/10th wave, parallelism to 2 arc-sec., and surface finishes to <0.5 nm. They transmit up to 85% uncoated and can be coated to enhance transmission to >99%, depending upon thickness. Balls come in sizes from 0.005” to 0.5” dia. with 0.000025” per ball sphericity.
Meller Custom Sapphire Optics are priced according to configuration and quantity. Literature and price quotations are available upon request.