Sapphire Domes


Meller optical sapphire domes are fabricated from sapphire, quartz, glass, silicon and germanium in sizes up to 100mm diameter with included angles to 180 degrees and dimensional tolerances to +/-10 microns. Manufactured on a highly repeatable 5-axis spherical machining center, they exhibit less than 25 microns wall thickness variation.

Featuring surface accuracy to less than 1 fringe measured at 633nm and finishes to 20-10 scratch-dig per MIL-PRF-13830, Meller optical domes are well suited for a wide variety of applications including high speed missile domes, viewports, and other front surface optics requirements.

Optical Sapphire Domes are priced according to material, size, part, geometry and quantity.

Various Configurations can be custom fabricated to customer requirements and specifications

Up to 250mm Diameters, 180 Degree Included Viewing Angle

Other materials available are, Optical Glasses, Fused Silica, Spinel, AlON, and Zinc Sulfide

Materials: Sapphire, Quartz, Glass, Silicon, Germanium
Diameter: 100mm maximum +/- .025mm
Included Angle: 180 degrees maximum
Wall Thickness: Preferred 20:1 aspect ratio diameter to thickness. Less than 25 microns wall thickness variation within an overall thickness tolerance of +/- .05mm.
Spherical Irregularity: Less than 2 fringes per inch, measured at 632 nanometers.
Surface Finish: 80-50 to 20-10 per MIL-PRF-13830 dependent upon surface irregularity.
Centering Error: .012mm maximum
Edge Bevel: Per customer specification

Quantity discounts are available. Sapphire Domes are typically fabricated to customer specifications. For more information, or to request a quote please Contact Us.