SCHOTT Advanced Optics invites to BiOS and Photonics West 2013

Continuing our established tradition, SCHOTT Advanced Optics of North America will once again be exhibiting at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West, the leading trade show for the photonics industry in the United States.

Besides a highly focused booth we will have at BiOS (booth 8218), we will be unveiling several of our highlights at Photonics West (booth 1600) on roughly 70 square meters of exhibition space:

We will present an ultra light weighted open-back mirror of ZERODUR® with a  diameter of 1,200 mm and a residual weight of only 45 kg which reflects an impressive lightweight factor of nearly 90 %. This innovation was possible based on our exceptional knowledge of the material and its processing. With a rib strength of only 2 mm and a parallel mirror substrate surface only 8 mm thick, the performance data of this mirror meets the requirements of space missions aimed at observing the earth and space telescopes. This also underlines that SCHOTT is in a position to offer properties that can be considered a real novelty.

As yet another highlight, we will be presenting a monitor screen featuring a CONTURAN® DARO cover. DARO stands for a new coating that combines anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint characteristics for the first time and also features proven durability and an easy-to-clean surface. Take the chance to experience and test the benefits of this new coating directly at our booth!

SCHOTT’s products for use in laser applications as well as its IR materials represent another focus. In addition to laser glass that is usually doped with neodymium or erbium and our chalcogenide glasses, we will be presenting components made of these materials and our experts will be sharing information on SCHOTT’s expertise in these areas.

In addition to the product presentations that the company will be holding at its booth, SCHOTT will also be presenting as part of the so-called “Product Demos” at BiOS and Photonics West. Here our experts will be holding presentations on defined topics and offer insights into innovations during an approx. 20 minute speech that follows a discussion. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity and tune in to one of the following presentations:


Sunday, February 3, 2013, 11:30 AM
South Hall @ BiOS (Demo Area)
Optical Materials for Microscopy Design
Glass with large anomalous partial dispersion & low dispersion for best color correction – high transmittance glass improves light transmittance at the UV edge - pure raw materials for low fluorescence.
Dr. Ralf Jedamzik, SCHOTT AG, Advanced Optics


Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 3:30 PM
South Hall @ PW (ABC)
ZERODUR® goes EXTREME
ZERODUR® EXTREME offers the tightest CTE tolerance on the market. ZERODUR® TAILORED is optimized to final application temperature profiles. An ultra-light weighted 1.2 m ZERODUR® piece will be on display.
Dr. Ralf Jedamzik, SCHOTT AG, Advanced Optics


Thursday, February 7, 2013, 11:30 AM
North Hall @ PW (D)
Perfect filters and designs for demanding customized applications
Portfolio extension including new filter glass sets, interference filters and new designs and the introduction of a new filter calculation program and catalog.
Dr. Ralf Biertümpfel, SCHOTT AG, Advanced Optics


Thursday, February 7, 2013, 2:30 PM
North Hall @ PW (D)
Laser Damage Threshold of Optical Components
The laser damage threshold of components depends on their surface quality and material properties - we now define this threshold for optical glass and present data on high reflective broadband coatings and components.
Dr. Todd Jaeger, SCHOTT North America, Inc., Advanced Optics


We look forward to your visit! Please contact us if you would like to arrange to meet with us.