Meller Sapphire Optics for Submersible and AUV Applications

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwire - Apr 10, 2012) - Meller Optics, Inc. is introducing custom fabricated sapphire optics that can withstand saltwater and high pressure, making them ideal for use in military and commercial submersible and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) applications.

Meller Sapphire Optics can be manufactured to specification up to 1" thick with mounting holes, slots, wedges, special edge treatments, and more. Ideal for installation in submersible and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), sapphire optics are impervious to saltwater and can withstand up to 10,000 psi, depending upon aspect ratio and mounting technique.

Available in round and rectangular configurations, Meller Sapphire Optics can be fabricated as sapphire windows, lenses, and viewports from 1/4" to 10" dia. and 1/2 mm to 1" thick with or without A/R coatings. Featuring Moh 9 hardness which is second only to diamond, windows can be fabricated with flatness held to 0.5 fringes of HeNe and parallelism from 20 to 2 arc/secs.

Meller Sapphire Optics are priced according to configuration, size, and quantity. Literature and price quotations are available upon request. The firm will be exhibiting at Defense, Security and Sensing 2012, Booth #1732 at the Baltimore Convention Center April 24-26, 2012.

About Meller Optics, Inc.

Founded in 1921, Meller Optics has been providing high quality optics to defense, medical, laser, and industrial markets for 90 years now. Specializing in the grinding and polishing of hard, durable materials such as sapphire and ruby, the company has also developed high-speed, low-cost finishing processes for a variety of optical materials such as laser glasses, fused silica, zinc selenide, germanium, silicon, fluorides, and ceramic materials. Configurations include windows, substrates, lenses, domes, and prisms. Meller Optics is ISO 9001:2008 certified and in addition to providing standard, off-the-shelf products, they custom fabricate components that meet exacting specifications from delicate, difficult to work with optical materials. They also supply quality Microlux Alumina polishing abrasives and Gugolz optical polishing pitch.

Contact Information:

For more information contact:

Meller Optics, Inc.
Steve Lydon
120 Corliss St. / P.O. Box 6001
Providence, RI 02940
(800) 821-0180
FAX (401) 331-0519

Meller Sapphire Optics for use in submersibles and AUVs