Optics Business Segment
Optical Components Group
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Optical Components Group Aspheres Extreme Precision Optics Super Finishing Optical Windows High Fluence Products Transmission Spheres & Flats Precision Reference Surfaces Optical Mirrors Corner Cube Retroreflectors High Precision Prisms Spherical Optics Thin Plate Optics Glass & Ceramic Machining Semiconductor Stage Components Coatings
Optical Windows High precision optical windows, customized to your specifications
• Wide variety of materials available
• Windows operate in UV, VIS and IR
• Proprietary fabrication processes to maximize strength and reliability
• Transmitted Wavefront Error (TWE) better than λ/20
• Wedge tolerances < 10 arc seconds
• Sizes exceeding 1 meter diameter
An optical windows is a polished piece of material that is transparent at some portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, which allows the desired portion of the spectrum to pass into an optical instrument unaltered. Some common types of windows we produce include:
• Conformal Windows
• Debris Shields
• Laser Windows
• Periscope Windows
• Vacuum Windows
ZYGO's optical windows are created using stringently controlled fabrication processes, allowing them to function reliably in a variety of extreme environments. ZYGO windows are found underwater, in deserts, at high altitudes and orbiting the earth.
The ZYGO AdvantageWe customize every optical windows to meet or exceed your requirements. The windows we create are unique, requiring cutting-edge fabrication technologies. ZYGO's proprietary processes allow us to create optical windows meeting challenging specifications, such as:
• Sizes up to and exceeding one meter diameter
• Excellent transmitted wavefront error
• High aspect ratio
• Accurate wedge tolerance
• High flexural strength
• High laser induced damage threshold
• Complex geometries
ApplicationsZYGO has a long tradition of manufacturing custom optical windows for a wide variety of applications. Combining our metrology expertise, manufacturing experience, durable coatings and environmental testing capabilities allows us to provide you with data ensuring we deliver products meeting your most demanding requirements.
- Intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR)
- FLIR sensing systems
- High Energy Laser (HEL) / directed energy programs
- Manufacturing in ISO 13485:2003 compliant facility
• Research and Development
- Physics particle research
- Earth science satellites
MaterialsZYGO is capable of processing a wide variety of optical materials for use in the UV, visible, and IR wavelength regions. Our engineers are prepared to help specify or suggest material choices based on cost, schedule and performance to fit your specific applications.
Contact UsOur high quality windows reflect the ZYGO commitment to providing unparalleled optical windows. As a trusted source for the highest quality products, our optics are everywhere - from under the oceans to orbiting the Earth. Contact us with your requirements.
Inquiry/Quote Form – Optical WindowsPlease use the form below to contact us with any questions you have regarding optical windows, or any of ZYGO's optical products, services, or capabilities. You may send any additional information, including specifications and/or prints, to:
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Contact ZYGO's Optics business segment at 800-ZYGO-NOW.