Ring Laser Gyroscope Components
Our ring laser gyroscopes (RLG) are deployed in commercial aircraft, missiles, satellites, and other military vehicles. Vertical integration enables us to supply the entire ring laser gyroscope components package: RLG frame and optical components.
Our integration of capabilities delivers superior performance and streamlines sourcing.
Ring laser gyroscope components
There are many RLG components within the RLG – each performs unique functions and is optimized accordingly.
The Zerodur® frame must deliver maximal stability over a large range of operating environments (namely, temperature, humidity, and environmental composition). We have 40 years of experience producing high-quality, consistent, Zerodur® frames.
Precision mirrors and optics
Flat, wedged, and curved mirrors used in RLGs are superpolished with surface roughness better than 1 Å RMS with high-reflectivity low-loss IBS coatings designed to survive extreme environmental conditions.
Precision beam splitters, prisms, and wedges complete the assembly.
Contact us to discuss the many RLG componenets available to you.
Extensive metrology capabilities are critical in order to meet and exceed difficult specifications for ring laser gyroscope components. We utilize the following state-of-the-art measurement systems:
- Zygo® ZeMapper™ for surface roughness and structure <1 Å
- OGP® CMM for geometrical tolerances down to sub-micron features
- 18” Zygo® Interferometer measures flatness up to λ/50
Our facilities are certified to ISO9001 and AS9100D: 2009 Rev.C. G&H businesses comply with ITAR legislation and are registered with the US government.
|Zerodur® frames||Mirrors||Beam combiners||Prisms and wedges|
|Substrate materials||Zerodur®||Zerodur®, Fused silica||Fused silica||Fused silica|
|Sizes||1–500 mm||1–500 mm||1–500 mm||1–500 mm|
|Surface roughness||<1 Å||<1 Å||<1 Å||<1 Å|
|Wavefront distortion||λ/50 @ 633 nm||λ/50 @ 633 nm||λ/50 @ 633 nm||λ/50 @ 633 nm|
|Angular tolerances||<1 arc second||<1 arc second||<1 arc second||<1 arc second|
|Clear aperture dimensions||Up to 500 mm||Up to 500 mm||Up to 500 mm||Up to 500 mm|
From high transmission broadband anti-reflection coatings to V-coats for high energy applications, our extensive coating capabilities for precision optical components deliver performance across the spectrum from the UV to the FIR. Take a closer look at our optical coatings service.
Environmental testing of components and coatings is critical for the assurance of performance in rugged conditions. G&H environmental testing capabilities include MIL-C-675C, MIL-C-48497A, MIL-E-12397, and MIL-M-13508C for endurance against abrasion, adhesion, humidity, temperature, and environmental conditions.
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