PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - Meller Optics, Inc. custom fabricates sapphire optics which are chemically inert and operate over a wide spectrum for use in blood gas monitors and other medical instruments. They can be supplied in a wide range of configurations and sizes.

Meller Sapphire Optics are second only to diamond in terms of hardness and transmit from the UV through 4.7 microns; up to 85% uncoated and can be coated for up to > 99% transmission, depending upon thickness. Manufactured to specification, they can be fabricated in sizes from 1/4" to 10" dia. and 1/2mm to 1" thick with a wide range of custom surface and edge treatments.

Impervious to low temperature chlorine and fluorine gas, blood, and most chemicals, Meller Sapphire Optics can be supplied as sapphire windows, flat and stepped, concave or convex, and round or square, with holes and slots. Exhibiting flatness to 1/10th wave, parallelism to 2 arc-sec., and surface finishes to < 0.5nm, they are suited for glass-to-metal sealing or brazing into Kovar® sleeves.

Meller Sapphire Optics are priced according to configuration and quantity. Literature and price quotations are available upon request.

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 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