Meller Optics new Sapphire Optical Domes are Ideal for Deepwater Drones

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Meller Sapphire Optical Domes are ideal for deepwater UAVs and other subsea applications to extend the viewing angle of cameras by up to 160 degrees and can withstand pressures to 10,000 psi.

Meller Sapphire Optical Domes can be made in sizes up to 10” O.D. with varying wall thicknesses and precise edge steps and mounting profiles, where required.

Sapphire Domes resist fast moving sand, salt water and most chemicals, and provide a smooth surface which helps prevent algae growth.

Meller Optics, Inc. has introduced custom engineered sapphire optical domes that are ideal for subsea drone applications to extend the viewing angle of vision systems and resist algae growth.

Meller Sapphire Optical Domes are ideal for deepwater UAVs and other subsea applications to extend the viewing angle of cameras by up to 160 degrees and can withstand pressures to 10,000 psi, depending upon configuration. Featuring Mohs 9 hardness which is second only to diamond, these optically clear domes resist fast moving sand, salt water and most chemicals, and provide a smooth surface which helps prevent algae growth.

Exhibiting up to 85% transmission uncoated in the UV to IR, with up to 99% when A/R coated on two sides, Meller Sapphire Optical Domes can be made in sizes up to 10” O.D. with varying wall thicknesses and precise edge steps and mounting profiles, where required. Surface accuracy is to less than 1 fringe at 633 nm and finishes are to 20-10 scratch-dig per MIL-PRF-13830.

Meller Sapphire Optical Domes are priced from $350.00 each, depending upon configuration and quantity. Price quotations are available upon request.

For more information contact:

Meller Optics, Inc.
Steve Lydon, Marketing
120 Corliss St. / P.O. Box 6001
Providence, RI 02940
(800)     821-0180 FAX (401) 331-0519
e-mail: steve[at]melleroptics[dot]com
http://www.melleroptics.com

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