Optical Enclosures & Breadboards

Our precision-engineered modular optical enclosures have been designed by optical engineers for optical engineers. Essentially "an optics bench in a box", these enclosures have numerous applications and are ideal for building prototype optical systems for laboratory or field use. Three standard sizes of enclosure are available although custom sizes can be manufactured to order. The modular design allows the enclosures to be connected together to form larger enclosures if needed.
Internal dimensions (W x L x H)
  • System 400: 400 x 300 x 175 mm (~13 kg)
  • System 600: 600 x 400 x 175 mm (~23 kg)
  • System 750: 750 x 500 x 175 mm (~33 kg)
Optical breadboard
  • APP tool-plate quality aluminium alloy base-plate with an array of M6 tapped blind holes on 25 mm centres
  • Surface roughness better than 0.64 µm
  • Thickness tolerance ±0.1 mm
  • Flatness deviation better than 0.2 mm per metre
  • Hard anodised, matt black finish
Internal support frame
  • High strength 6082 aluminium alloy
  • Hard anodised, matt black finish
Lid and side panels
  • 5 mm 5083 aluminium alloy plate
  • Polyester powder coated, textured silver finish
Optional extras
  • Lifting handles
  • Adaptor kit (adaptor plate, I-beam support spines and all necessary fixings)
  • Electrical interlock switch for enclosure lid
  • Flexible lid seal
  • Flexible umbilical and panel adaptors
  • Custom-designed components to client's specification
Download a data sheet giving full details of these optical enclosures: Applied Photonics Modular Optical Enclosures