The OEM and aftermarket for Laser optics used in a variety of industrial and research applications is very large, and Vital Materials manufactures a variety of CVD ZnSe lenses and blanks as well as GaAs lens and blanks for the CO2 laser industry. These laser optics can be processed using typical optical machining techniques including grinding, polishing and diamond turning. All SMTY (sufficient material to yield) and pre-generated shapes are offered in both materials.
Laser is an excellent coherent light source with good monochromaticity, strong directivity and high brightness. It is widely used in scientific research and industrial fields. Carbon dioxide laser is a kind of laser with high continuous output power. It is widely used in industrial production, communication, information processing, medical and health, and scientific research fields.
Vital Materials provides a variety of Germanium (Ge) optical blanks, with a resistivity from 0.0001 Ω·cm to over 75Ω·cm.
Vital Materials is one of a select few companies in the world producing laser grade Zinc Selenide (ZnSe) using the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process.
CZ Silicon (Si) is commonly used as substrate material for infrared reflectors and windows in the 1.5 – 8 micron region.
Vital Material’s expertise in growing GaAs crystals and high-volume wafer production guarantees a product that is dependable and high quality for use in IR CO2 Laser applications as a potential substitute for ZnSe optical lenses or mirrors when strength and hardness are key factors. Vital Materials will provide the unfinished fine-ground blanks or pre-generated parts for finishing by the customer, or we can polish the flat surfaces and radius of curvature on lenses.