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Meller Optics, Inc.

120 Corliss St., Providence, RI, 02904, USA

  • 800-821-0180

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Meller Optics, Inc.

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Sapphire and Ruby Balls create short focal length lenses.

February 18, 2016

Featuring 9 Moh hardness, Meller Sapphire and Ruby Balls come in 42 in. and metric sizes from 0.1–0.5 mm diameter with 0.000025 in. sphericity and ±0.0001 in. basic diameter tolerance. Units can be precision ground into plano-convex lenses with surface finishes to 80–20 scratch dig. Unaffected by fast moving dirt and impervious to most chemicals, solvents, and detergents, balls crafted... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Vision Systems

UAV Optics target small drones and tiny flying robots.

July 17, 2015

Available with A/R coatings for visibility to 10.6 microns, UAV Optics feature round sapphire lenses from 0.25 in. up and partial spheres as small as 0.12 in. with varying focal lengths. Also offered in zinc selenide from 0.25 in. up, UAV Optics can incorporate stepped edges and other special characteristics for mounting such as slots or wedges. Flatness can be held to 1/10th wave per inch in... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Non-Industrial Products, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Sapphire Dome provides 360 degree full viewing.

March 11, 2015

Permitting IR and SWIR 360° full viewing, Sapphire Truncated Hyper-Hemisphere Dome can be custom-fabricated in sizes from 6.0–10.5 in. OD with 0.2–0.75 in. thick walls, depending upon outside diameter. Dome features Moh 9 hardness, 40–20 scratch-dig surface finish, and 10 Angstrom surface roughness. Designed to protect cameras, sensors, and detectors in harsh environments, dome provides... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Sapphire Optics withstand UAV hard landings.

October 22, 2014

Featuring Moh 9 hardness, UAV Sapphire Optics resist scratching from sand, dirt, and hard landings. Optics are as clear as glass and transmit from 270 nm to 4.7 microns. Flatness can be held to 1/10th wave in visible and <2 arc sec in/in parallelism, with surface finishes from 60-40 to 40-20 scratch-dig. Available from 0.25–10 in. diameter, products are suited for use as outboard protective... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Hard Sapphire Windows protect sensors/cameras from particulate.

April 30, 2014

Providing protective surface for sensors and cameras exposed to high-speed particulates, custom Meller Sapphire Windows are as clear as glass and exhibit Moh 9 hardness. Various configurations and sizes up to 10 in. dia are possible depending on diameter to thickness aspect ratio. Featuring transmission from UV to IR (270 nm to 4.7 microns), windows offer flatness to 1/10th wave in Vis and < 2... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Custom Sapphire Windows protect sensors on aircraft.

June 8, 2012

Featuring transmission from UV to IR, Meller Sapphire Windows can be custom fabricated in virtually any mounting configuration. Windows exhibit Moh 9 hardness, protecting aircraft sensing devices from water, wind, and high-speed particulates. Produced in sizes up to 10 in. diameter, depending on diameter to thickness aspect ratio, windows provide flatness to 1/10th wave in visible and less than 2... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Sapphire Optics suit submersible applications.

April 17, 2012

Available in round and rectangular configurations, Custom Sapphire Optics can be fabricated as lenses, windows, and viewports from ¼-10 in. diameter and ½ mm to 1 in. thick, with or without A/R coatings. Optics are impervious to salt water and can withstand up to 10,000 psi, depending upon aspect ratio and mounting technique. Featuring Moh 9 hardness, windows can be fabricated with flatness... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Optical Substrates are especially designed for optical coaters.

June 30, 2009

Available in sizes from ½-5 in. OD with ±0.00025 in. tolerance, Optical Substrates for Coaters feature 1/10 per wave flatness/in., parallelism to 2 arc-sec, and surface finishes to 10-5 scratch-dig per MIL-PRF-13830, depending upon material and configuration. Lenses can be supplied plano-convex and -concave, biconvex and -concave, and meniscus; windows and substrates can be plane, wedged,... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Sapphire Optics protect military guidance systems.

May 4, 2009

Designed for front surface protection applications, custom-fabricated Sapphire Optics include windows up to 8 in. dia ranging from 1/8-½ in. thick with 70:1 aspect ratio and domes up to 6 in. dia with 160° included angles. Featuring up to 85% transmission uncoated and less than .25% reflection per surface with A/R coatings, Sapphire Windows have surface finishes to 60-40 scratch-dig. Domes... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics

Optical Domes provide visibility and protection.

February 4, 2009

Made of spinel, in sizes up to 8 in. OD with hardness of Moh 8, Optical Domes provide protective cover for electronic sensors and detectors from moving sand, dirt and water. Domes can transmit from UV to IR and provide up to 85% transmission uncoated and less than 0.25% reflectance per surface with A/R coatings. Featuring 160° maximum included angles, domes protect and extend viewing angles of... Read More

Vision Systems

CO2 Cylindrical Lenses provide focal lengths from 1-30 in.

January 6, 2009

Available in 1-2 in. diameters with ±0.005 in. CT, CO2 Cylindrical Lenses refocus 10.6 µm laser beam into line shape. ZnSE units come in round or square versions with +0.000-0.010 in. tolerance and light protective bevel. Featuring centration error of 5 Arc-minutes max, lenses have 40-20 scratch-dig surface finish and 1 fringe surface accuracy at 644 nm. Anti-reflective coating provides... Read More

Vision Systems

Laser Lenses and Mirrors are mounted and ready to install.

December 12, 2008

CO2 Laser Engraver Lenses and Mirrors measure ¾ in. OD and come in 1½, 2, 2½, 4, and 5 in. focal lengths, with ½-1½ in. OD and focal lengths up to 25 in. available. These pre-mounted direct OEM replacement lens assemblies, suitable for Epilog, Vytek, Universal, and other engraving lasers, can be installed into user-supplied mounts; firm will remount and return existing... Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Laser Nozzles are compatible with mechanical or sensor heads.

September 9, 2008

Available with 1.2, 1.5, 2.0, and 3.0 mm orifices, LRO CO2 Laser Nozzles feature ±10 µm orifice size accuracy to optimize cutting performance. They are offered with straight and tapered tips from 0.375-0.96 in., and ¼ to 5/8 in. thread sizes. Machined from brass, copper, aluminum, and ceramic, units are suitable replacements for Mitsubishi®, Prima®, Laserdyne®, and... Read More

Vision Systems

Low Absorption Lenses are suited for high power CO2 lasers.

August 4, 2008

Able to prevent overheating, Cool-Cut(TM) CO2 Laser Lenses are specially coated to absorb less than 0.15% of laser energy, which protects against thermal damage and provides focal length stability to assure consistent cut quality. They are available in 1.5 and 2.0 in. dia sizes, from 0.236-0.380 in. thick, with focal lengths from 1-25 in. in 0.5 in. increments. Surface quality is 40-20... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Lens Cleaning Kit helps maintain CO2 laser optics.

July 2, 2008

Designed for CO2 laser optics used in harsh industrial environments, LRO Cleaning Kit for CO2 Laser Optics features proper procedures for removing spatter and blow-back from lenses and mirrors. Providing complete, step-by-step cleaning instructions, kit includes supply of alcohol, acetone, cotton-tipped swabs, lens paper, and finger cots for safe handling. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Sapphire Windows withstand corrosive chemicals.

December 18, 2007

Featuring 9 Moh surface hardness, Custom Sapphire Windows are unaffected by corrosive fluids, abrasive particles, temperatures up to 1,000°C, and pressures up to 10,000 psi. Units range from ¼-10 in. in diameter and from ½ mm to 1 in. thick, making them suited for viewing inside pipes, pumps, vessels, or instruments containing caustic fluids. Windows provide 270 nm to 4.7 µm range of... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Sapphire Optics can be customized for critical applications.

December 12, 2007

Customized Sapphire optics are available as lenses, windows, domes, prisms, tubes and rods in various sizes and as balls measuring 0.1 mm to 1/2 in. dia. with 0.000025 in. per ball sphericity. Surface finishes come in 20-5 scratch-dig, flatness to 1/4 wave, and parallelism from 20 to 2 arc/secs. Options include drilled holes, slots, wedges, stepped edges, elliptical edge shaping, metallization,... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Field Replacement Optics suit plastic cutting applications.

November 19, 2007

Optimized for use at 10.6 µm, CO2 Lenses and Mirrors meet OEM and ISO-10110 specifications for optical elements and are compatible with low-power CO2 lasers used for cutting, marking, and de-gating plastics. CO2 Lenses are A/R coated and available in ½ to 1½ in. dia sizes with focal lengths from 1-25 in. in ½ in. increments; dual-band coatings are offered to aid in system alignment.... Read More

Vision Systems

CO2 Cylindrical Lenses stretch laser beam into single line.

May 14, 2007

ZnSe lenses are designed to produce astigmatism, stretching 10.6 µm laser beam into line shape. Offered in focal lengths from 5-30 in. with ±0.5% tolerance, products provide 40-20 scratch-dig surface finish and one fringe surface accuracy @ 633 nm. Round or square lenses, offered in sizes from 1-2 in dia, feature light protective bevel. Centration error is 5 arc-min max, and antireflective... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing

Sapphire Wafer Carriers are available in 2-6 in. dia sizes.

February 20, 2007

Manufactured as thin as 0.018 in. depending on diameter, optical grade high-purity sapphire wafer carriers feature flatness and parallelism to 0.0025 mm and can incorporate flats and laser markings. They are chemical-, chip- and scratch-resistant, with hardness of 9 Moh, and can be supplied polished or ground. Custom fabricated carriers are transparent for thinning of GaAs, indium phosphide,... Read More

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