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Photonics West 2016: Rubicon to Debut Large-Area Optical Sapphire Products

Rubicon Technology, Inc., a leading provider of sapphire substrates and components to the LED, optical, and consumer electronics markets, today announced that it will showcase its optical sapphire products at the Photonics West Exhibition, February 16-18 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The Rubicon exhibit, including sapphire windows, blanks, domes, tubes and rods, will be found in Booth #2405.

Rubicon, a U.S. supplier with an industry-leading reputation for sapphire optical quality, provides a wide range of sapphire products and has recently begun to offer some of the industry’s largest sapphire windows. Rubicon will exhibit several products new to its sapphire line-up including thin, double-side polished windows and wafers, and very large area blanks and polished windows. Rubicon offers round C-plane sapphire windows up to 10 inches in diameter and A-plane windows up to 13.5 inches in diameter. Coming soon are very large rectangular sapphire windows up to 36 x 18 x 2 inches in A-plane – stop by the booth to ask about availability.

Rubicon’s newest product, SapphirEX (patent pending) will debut at the Photonics West show. SapphirEX is a hard coating for glass and other optical materials that need high durability and cost effectiveness in applications that can benefit from the hardness and durability of sapphire with lower weight and the lower cost of a coated glass product.

Sapphire is a desirable material for high-performance applications due to its hardness and strength, transparency in the visible and IR spectrum, thermal conductivity, thermal shock resistance, abrasion resistance, high melting point and chemical inertness. As a result, it is ideally suited for extreme environments in a range of industries where material durability is just as important as optical clarity.

Sapphire is used in many high-performance situations including defense and aerospace, instrumentation, sensors and detectors, semiconductor process equipment, medical and laser applications.


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