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Vacuum Viewports

Monitor your equipment or transmit energy into a sealed system using vacuum viewports by Complete Hermetics. Review the common uses of viewports and compare window materials today to find a product that fits your laser or infrared needs.

Typical Uses

The most basic use of a vacuum viewport is a window to view the interior of a sealed system. This application can assist you in monitoring the performance components in a vacuum. A more common application of hermetic viewports is to allow a wide spectrum of light to pass through in one or both directions.

Infrared and laser lights require a hermetic viewport to be transmitted through an otherwise sealed environment. A viewport plays a unique role in allowing a single type of light or wide spectrum light to send energy in and out of the hermetically sealed system. Here are a few industries where these components are commonly used:

  • Defense industry
  • Medical endoscopic fields
  • Space industry
  • Laser designation systems

Common Viewport Materials

Vacuum windows need to use specific materials to allow energy to pass through without compromising the structure of the chamber. These are the most common materials used by Complete Hermetics to create viewport windows:

  • Zinc selenide
  • Fused silica
  • Sapphire
  • Magnesium fluoride
  • Glass

Explore our line of vacuum viewports today if you need a customized solution for your infrared, laser or optical application. Work with Complete Hermetics to achieve industry-leading quality control using standard or customized viewport solutions.