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Red Optronics fabricates a variety of optical components with a wide range of optical materials.  The following is a list of optical materials that we have worked in the past:

Conventional Optical Materials: BK7, UV Fused Silica, CaF2(IR and UV), Sapphire, Quartz and MgF2.  

Specialty Optical Materials: Schott Glass, OHARA Glass, Pyrex, and Germanium.

Material Refractive Index Cost Transmission Range (m) Thermal Expansion Coefficient 
(10-6/K)
BK7 1.5168 (588nm) Low 0.330 - 2.1 7.1
SF11
1.78472 (588nm) Low 0.370 - 2.5 6.1
SF14
1.76182 (588nm) Low 0.420 - 2.0 6.6
UV Fused Silica 1.45846 (588nm) Medium 0.185 - 2.5 0.50
CaF2 1.399 (5.0m) High 0.170 - 7.8 18.85
Sapphire 1.755 (1.0m) High 0.180 - 4.5 8.4
Silicon 3.4179 (10m) Medium 1.200 - 7.0 2.23
MgF2 no=1.3836 ne=1.3957 (405nm) High 0.130 - 7.0 8.8||c; 13.1||a
Quartz no=1.5427 ne=1.5518 (633nm) Medium 0.200 - 2.3 6.88||c; 12.38||a

  

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