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Solcera has developed an advanced manufacturing process for their transparent spinel ceramic material MgAl₂O₄ CERA4VIEW ® that makes it possible to manufacture all kinds of optical components from near UV (300 nm) to Mid Wave Infrared MWIR (5500 nm).

6 times more resistant than glass, the spinel ceramic material remains functional up to a temperature of 1000°C.

Solcera meets all market requirements related to Industrial Optics, Space and High-Energy Laser applications providing a combination of extraordinary mechanical and thermal strength, with very similar optical performance as glass or sapphire in a very wide range of wavelengths.

Technical Parameters

  • Transparent from near UV (300 nm) to Mid Wave Infrared MWIR (5500 nm) >80% without optical coating
  • Refractive Index 1.72 to 1.64
  • Maximum size 150x150x20 mm³, 300 x 300 x 7 mm³ vailable end of 2021
  • Thermal conductivity 15 W/m.K
  • Density 3.58 g/cm³
  • Vickers Hardness 14 GPa
  • Toughness 3 MPa.m¹/²
  • Biaxial Flexural Strength 400 MPa (average) according to ASTM C1421-10

Unlimited imagination in optical design

  • Windows
  • Lenses
  • Prisms
  • Gratings
  • Freeform optics
  • Wafers
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