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9/14/2010  Sapphire Optical Domes Protect Devices in Harsh Environments 
 
Sapphire and spinel optical domes that provide front surface protection to electronic sensors and detectors in harsh aerospace and industrial environments are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island.

Meller Sapphire Optical Domes feature 160 degree maximum included angles to extend the viewing angles of cameras, sensors, detectors, and other devices and provide extreme physical protection is harsh environments. Capable of withstanding moving sand, dirt, water, and chemicals, they can be custom engineered with precise edge steps and profiles for mounting purposes.

Providing up to 85% transmission uncoated in the UV to IR, with up to 99% when A/R coated on two sides, Meller Sapphire Optical Domes exhibit Moh 9 hardness (second only to diamond) and can be supplied in sizes up to 4” O.D. with surface finishes to 20-10 scratch-dig. Optical domes can also be made in sizes up to 6” O.D. from spinel which exhibits Moh 8 hardness.

Meller Optical Domes are priced from $350.00 each, depending upon material, configuration and quantity. Price quotations are available upon request.
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