Sapphires

Sapphire Waveplates Robust with Extended Polarization Control
Sapphires

Sapphire Waveplates Robust with Extended Polarization Control

Custom manufactured low order sapphire waveplates that extend IR polarization control into the infrared, beyond fused silica optical waveplates, are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island. Meller Sapphire Waveplates feature Moh 9 hardness which is second only to diamond, making them highly resistant to chemicals, scratching, shock, and temperature fluctuations.Â- ...

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Sapphire Optics Feature Precise Focal Lengths
Sapphires

Sapphire Optics Feature Precise Focal Lengths

Custom fabricated sapphire optics for use in aerospace and other critical applications requiring resistance to fast-moving dirt, temperature extremes, and high pressure are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, RI. Meller Sapphire Optics are custom fabricated and feature a curve radius tolerance of 0.5” to 2.5” with focal length accuracy of ±0.0005”, depending upon radius,...

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UAV Optics target small drones and tiny flying robots.
Sapphires

UAV Optics target small drones and tiny flying robots.

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...

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Sapphires

Ti:Sapphire targets short-pulsed lasers.

Suitable for short-pulsed lasers operating with wide tunability range, Titanium-doped Sapphire comes in part sizes up to 25 mm in length at various absorption and figure-of-merit levels. Brewster cut samples with surface roughness of less than 1.5 angstroms, as well as high-damage threshold coatings are also available.

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Sapphire Dome provides 360 degree full viewing.
Domes

Sapphire Dome provides 360 degree full viewing.

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...

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Sapphire Optics suit submersible applications.
Miscellaneous Optics

Sapphire Optics suit submersible applications.

Available in round and rectangular configurations, Custom Sapphire Optics can be fabricated as lenses, windows, and viewports from Â-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...

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Ti: Sapphire Laser Crystals Reach 200mm Diameter
Sapphires

Ti: Sapphire Laser Crystals Reach 200mm Diameter

The unprecedented increase in peak laser powers in recent years has led to exciting new fields of research, driving the demand for solid- state lasers operating at the Petawatt power level and beyond. Many of these laser facilities will utilize the unique lasing characteristics of titanium doped sapphire, (Ti:sapphire), as the laser gain material. These laser facilities will be pushing the...

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Large Sapphire Optics suit mechanical applications.
Sapphires

Large Sapphire Optics suit mechanical applications.

Available in 15 in. diameter, Sapphire Plates measure 9 on Mohs scale with low coefficient of thermal expansion and operating temperature above 2,000°F, making them suitable for harsh environments where material failure is unacceptable. Plates are suitable for applications in semiconductor, aeronautical, and aerospace industries. Custom sizes and shapes are available.

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Miscellaneous Bearings

Ruby and Sapphire Parts offer heat and chemical resistance.

Suited for optics, electronics and optoelectronics, fine mechanics, and laser technologies, Ruby and Sapphire Parts offer transmission range from microwave, vacuum UV, and visible through IR. Refractive index has low dependence on temperature, making sapphire suitable for imaging optics applications. Hard and scratch resistant, Sapphire does not melt until 2,040°C, is insoluble in most...

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