May 12, 2013

Encole Completes the Design of Laser Windows Using Thin Sapphire

As part of the development for a number of laser sensors, Encole received additional funding for designing a line of laser windows using a thin sapphire as the main optical component. The technology is transferrable for use in standardized laser windows for industrial applications. The important feature of this design is overcoming the mismatch in thermal expansion between the sapphire window and the metal housing. A number of production units have been operating in the field for a period of one year with additional units shipping to satisfy the demand.