Optimum ® Directly Polishable Silicon Carbide (SiC) product line
The new product offers significant product advantages for the next generation of optical systems, by combining the benefits of high stiffness, low density, high thermal conductivity, low CTE, and dimensional stability, with the unparalleled capability for direct polishing. The complex shape geometries available from M Cubed should afford significant design advantages, particularly for those applications requiring thin walled ribbed mirrors, internally cooled optics, and thermally matched metering structures and housings.
According to M Cubed Technologies, Inc. General Manager, Brian Monti, “We were very pleased with the results obtained by the OptiMum® products we started shipping in the fourth quarter of calendar 2013. This new product line is ideally suited for high energy laser optics applications as a replacement for copper alternatives, as well as a cost effective solution to replace ceramics requiring expensive surface preparations to achieve optical flatness specifications. Our line of OptiMum® products will be supplied directly to M Cubed OEM customers as well as through the II-VI IR and II-VI LWOS Divisions, where it will be finished to customer specifications and incorporated into engineered opto-mechanical solutions.”
The OptiMum® products are available in a wide range of customer specified sizes and shapes. For more information about this new product, visit the M Cubed Technologies at www.mmmt.com.