In this issue:Optics Newsletter 03/2012 - PDF version
Modern and target group oriented: the new SCHOTT Advanced Optics website presence has been online since November 2012, and includes easier navigation, reviewed contents as well as new website areas and functions, that give it a completely new look.
The internet has become the prime information medium for all of our target groups and will continue to gain an importance in the future. This was sufficient reason for Advanced Optics to satisfy market demand for an up-to-date, innovative, and above all, informative website presence.
New Glass Type BG62 released
SCHOTT is offering one of the broadest portfolios of optical filter glasses with top quality and extraordinary optical performance.
Within this portfolio the “BG6x” series of the blue glasses being specifically designed for the application as IR-cut filter for digital cameras and camera phones, has been extended by the new glass type, BG62.
Once again in 2013, SCHOTT Advanced Optics will present new products and highlights at ‚Photonics West‘ in San Francisco. ‚Photonics West‘ has grown to be the flagship event for companies in the photonics industry, combining the most influential conferences and trade fairs for biophotonics and biomedical optics, industrial lasers and high-power laser manufacturing, optoelectronics, microfabrication, and green photonics.
For many years, SCHOTT has successfully delivered its B 270® crown glass to the market fullfilling its customers needs mainly for applications as microscopy slides or substrate.
But besides delivering proven products, SCHOTT is constantly pushing its research and development efforts to enrich and adjust the portfolio in order to meet market demands and customer requirements.
Earlier this year SCHOTT Advanced Optics has introduced its well known ZERODUR® in two new versions of the expansion class 0 with much tighter CTE tolerances: ZERODUR® SPECIAL with a CTE of (0 °C, 50 °C) of 0 ± 0.010 ・ 10-6/K and ZERODUR® EXTREME with a CTE of (0 °C,
50°C) of 0 ± 0.007 ・ 10-6/K, currently the tightest tolerance available in the market.
But even more remarkable was the introduction of ZERODUR® TAILORED, a special and unique version of ZERODUR® that can be modified to suit the temperature profile of a specific customer application.
At the end of October, SCHOTT Advanced optics invited customers from Italy, France and Switzerland to their facility at Yverdon.
Customers were given the opportunity of getting to know SCHOTT Advanced Optics and their products better during the one-day event, as well as visiting the competence center for high precision optical components and coatings in Yverdon and enter into a dialog with SCHOTT. The number of participants was limited intentionally to enable in depth discussions.
The German Accreditation Office GmbH (DAkkS) was established on 1 January 2010 and is the national accreditation authority of the German Federal Republic, which audits, confirms and monitors the professional competence of laboratories, certification and inspection offices as an independent authority.