Our IR & Laser optics components manufacturing solutions
SINOPTIX offers specific optical components, lenses and windows solutions for IR & Laser applications with high infrared transmission and high LIDT. Please browse below details of our available materials and some examples of our realizations.
Available IR materials
On the below table you’ll find optical material references and caracteristics for manufacturing of IR optics.
|MATERIAL||SPECTRAL RANGE||ASPECT & REMARKS||Price reference|
|CALCIUM FLUORIDE (CaF2)||180nm – 8µm||No color to light grey. In case of high humidity whites spots may appear.||$|
|SAPPHIRE (Al302)||170nm – 6µm||No color, very stiff material||$|
|CHALCOGENIDE GLASS||~1µm – 12µm||Very good IR transmission, moldable material. NHG material supplier.||$ (big quantities)|
|MAGNESIUM FLUORIDE (MgF2)||200nm-6µm||Glass color, more robust than CaF2||$$|
|GERMANIUM (Ge)||2-15µm||non visible transparent grey with light metal reflects, good for Far Infrared||$$|
|ZINC SELENIDE (ZnSe)||600nm – 20µm||yellow partially visible transparent, used in CO2 laser applications||$$$|
|ZINC SULFIDE (ZnS)||400nm – 12µm||soft material, used for multispectral applications||$$$|
|BARIUM FLUORIDE (BaF2)||190nm-10µm||visible transparent yellow, good UV transmission||$$$$|
|SILICON (Si)||1-10µm||non-transparent in the visible, metallic color, IR transmission only||$$$$$|
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IR & Laser optics particularities
Components for IR & Laser applications are specific as they are working usually in the non visible range, which means with specific material and surface treatments.
Quality control is also adapted to related requests : specific wavelength testing and damage threshold measurement / guaranty.
How to buy IR & Laser optical components ?
In order to get the requested quality and the best quotation it is important to provide detailed specifications, provide technical drawing and confirm needed quantities.
With all these information, SINOPTIX will be able to quickly provide you with a very competitive quote.