Press Release Summary:
Used in military applications, Zinc Sulfide Optics feature 150-165 kg/mm^2 Knoop hardness. Available in 0.5 in. to 3 in. O.D. or diagonal sizes with ±0.002 in. thickness, units are made using hot isostatic pressing. Offering 0.45 to 12 microns wavelength spectrum, optics meet MIL-PRF-13830 standards. Product comes with 10-5 scratch dig finishing, 69 MPa rupture modulus and λ/4 and λ/10 surface.
Original Press Release:
Zinc Sulfide Optics Water Clear and Fracture Resistant
Zinc sulfide (ZnS) optics that can be custom fabricated for use in military applications requiring a broad wavelength spectrum and exceptional fracture strength has been introduced by Laser Research Optics of Providence, RI.
Laser Research ZnS Optics are water clear, transmit over a broad wavelength spectrum from 0.45 to 12 microns, and are offered as windows, lenses, and domes. Manufactured using Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) which provides enhanced clarity, hardness, and scratch resistance, they conform to MIL-PRF-13830 and are suitable for many military vision system applications.
Ideally suited for single aperture, high performance multi-spectral systems, Laser Research ZnS Optics can be fabricated in sizes from 0.5” to 3” O.D. or diagonal; with typical tolerances of ±0.001” to ±0.005” and thickness to ±0.002”. Knoop Hardness is 150-165 kg/mm2, Rupture Modulus is 69 MPa, and they feature λ/4 and λ/10 surfaces and finishes to 10-5 scratch dig.
Laser Research ZnS Optics are priced according to configuration and quantity. Price quotations are available upon request.
For more information contact:
Scott Rouillard, Sales Manager
Laser Research Optics
A Division of Meller Optics, Inc.
120 Corliss St.
Providence, RI 02904
FAX (401) 331-4004