Meller Optics Introduces Spinel and ALON® Windows and Domes for Missile, Drone, and Night Vision System Applications

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A line of spinel and ALON® optics for a wide range of missile, drone, and night vision system applications requiring a durable and chemical-resistant material has been introduced by Meller Optics, Inc.

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Optically isotropic which eliminates birefringence effects, Meller Spinel and ALON® Optics are available in sizes up to 18” x 35” in production quantities.

Meller Spinel and ALON® Windows and Missile Domes are about 10X more abrasion-resistant than glass and offer superior chemical-resistance with excellent transmission in the UV through MWIR.

Meller Optics, Inc. has introduced a line of spinel and ALON® optics for a wide range of missile, drone, and night vision system applications requiring a durable and chemical-resistant material.

Meller Spinel and ALON® Optics provide a solution to glass because they are transparent in spectral regions where glass is opaque, are about 10X more abrasion-resistant, offer superior chemical-resistance, and excellent transmission in the UV through MWIR. Manufactured using powder processing techniques, these optical ceramics can be produced in large sizes and complex shapes and retain up to 75% of their strength at 1,000ºC.

Optically isotropic which eliminates birefringence effects, Meller Spinel and ALON® Optics are available in sizes up to 18” x 35” in production quantities. Spinel and ALON® Optics exhibit 1650 and 1870 Knoop hardness and up 70-300 and 300-700 MPa strength respectively. They can be finished with less than 60-40 scratch-dig surface quality, less than 1 fringe flatness at 633 nm, less than 1 arc-min parallelism, and polished bevel on two sides.

Meller Spinel and ALON® Optics are priced according to material, configuration, and quantity. Meller Optics, Inc. will be exhibiting at Photonics West in San Francisco, Booth #1640 on Jan. 28 – Feb. 2, 2023.

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@melleroptics.com
http://www.melleroptics.com

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