What are Sapphire Windows?
Sapphire Optics is a synthetically grown super hard material that is extremely durable and resistant to scratches. It second only to diamond in terms of its strength. Sapphire windows can withstand more than what quartz and conventional glass can, and at a fraction of the thickness. Sapphire crystals are “grown” in extremely hot ovens. The large, cylindrical boules are cut into sapphire rods, which are then sliced into thin discs, ground, and polished.
Uses of Sapphire Windows
Sapphire windows are used when sapphire’s unique properties – high strength, high scratch resistance, wide optical transmission band, extremely high melt temperature, high thermal conductivity, high electrical resistance and chemical inertness – are required.
There are many commercial uses for sapphire. Among the most commonly known are the sapphire display windows that are used to protect the phones’ optics. Newer iPhones use sapphire windows because their fracture toughness is roughly four times greater than Gorilla Glass, which is just strengthened conventional glass. Prior to the smartphone revolution, most consumers’ consumers’ experience of sapphire came from the displays used in most high-end watches.
A variety of Optics, wafers and crystals substrates are offered.. Optics products includes: blanks, lenses, windows, prisms and optics made from sapphires, optical glass materials, fluoride crystals and other optical materials., various type of filters for lasers, lighting and biochemical applications and the optical components for IPL equipments. Shalom EO also offers the SAW wafers and substrates made from piezo-electric crystals like LT, LN and quartz, and substrates made from crystals like MgO, GGG, SrTiO3, ect. . The customized optical components for your special applications are available.