John Kestell was upgrading a spectroscopy instrument for his lab at BNL. He required a custom window mount that provided a 7 degree "tilt". This would increase the efficiency of light transmission by 20 percent - a huge improvement for his system.
His request required mounting a K-Br ("salt") window at 7 deg from parallel in a CF port. AVT proposed a simple and flexible solution, which we were able to provide quickly and economically.
The customer's original plan required a custom "cube" with 7 degree faces, but AVT proposed a better alternative. Our design provided the same function, but saved about $6k compared to the custom cube approach. Also, the window is easily changed as required for other spectroscopy systems.
“I sent you a crude drawing for my idea, and you came back with a really elegant design that looked even better in real life. One of the innovative features of the system was the custom fabricated 7 degree flange for the window, which is working beautifully."
John Kestell - Brookhaven National Labs
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