Materials

Fiber Optic Faceplate Material Data

INCOM offers the largest variety of material types and sizes for any imaging requirement. Our patented pressing furnace design makes it possible to press blocks with a cross section of up to 16″ x 10″, the largest in the world. Rectangular faceplates with a higher aspect ratio are available up to 18″ in length. Also available is INCOM’s revolutionary MEGAdraw® (zero shear) process, which provides distortion-free fiber optic material for all faceplate requirements. All of our faceplates can be custom designed to fit into any optical system. With our variety of CNC diamond grinding equipment, we can form even the most complex shapes.

Faceplate Standard Specifications
Material MLB57 MLI59 MXB87 BFE89-6 BFC89-6 BLC58-6 B7D61-6 B7D59-6
Vacuum Integrity (1×10-10) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
High Voltage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Phosphor Compatible /Photocathode Ph Ph Ph/Pc Ph Ph Ph Ph Ph
Shear Distortion* Zero Zero Zero .004″ .004″ .002″ .002″ .002″
Gross Distortion* Zero Zero Zero .004″ .004″ .004″ .004″ .004″
Material B7D359-6 BXI87-3 BXI87-6 BLI58-4 BLI58-6 BXE87-6 BXE387-6
Vacuum Integrity (1×10-10) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
High Voltage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Phosphor Compatible /Photocathode Ph Ph/Pc Ph/Pc Ph Ph Ph/Pc Ph/Pc
Shear Distortion* .002″ .002″ .002″ .002″ .002″ .002″ .002″
Gross Distortion* .004″ .004″ .004″ .004″ .004″ .004″ .004″
Material BJD104-25
Vacuum Integrity (1×10-10) Yes
High Voltage Yes
Phosphor Compatible /Photocathode Ph
Shear Distortion* .002″
Gross Distortion* .004″

*Note: Values are for reference only.

When ordering faceplates, please specify the following:

  • Imaging Area
  • Mechanical Dimensions (Standard Tolerance .005″).
    Note: Allow room for edge chamfers
  • Fiber Thickness (Standard Tolerance .010″)
  • Vacuum Integrity Requirements (if any)
  • High Voltage Requirements (if any)

INCOM has a number of other material types available that are currently not listed under our standard materials (Low NA, Non-Scintillating, Fractal, and many more). Please contact our sales department at 508-765-9151 or use our online submission form to discuss and design a fiber optic faceplate that will best suit your needs.