Sapphire Optical Domes
Mar 2014Meller Optics Inc.Request Info
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 11, 2013 — Available from Meller Optics Inc. are sapphire optical domes for protecting guidance systems, sensors and other devices in harsh airborne and subsea environments. The domes feature Moh 9 hardness and provide up to 85 percent transmission uncoated in the UV and IR, and up to 99 percent transmission when antireflection-coated on two sides. They can withstand pressure up to 10,000 psi and temperatures up to 1000 °C, and they are unaffected by fast-moving dirt, sand, saltwater or chemicals. Available in sizes up to 6 in. in outside diameter, the domes can incorporate steps and profiles for mounting.