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Optics

Specialized glasses, lenses and filters for precision mechanics, optics and opto-electronics of all kinds, optical materials for lithography, ZERODUR® glass ceramic for telescope mirror substrates and more.
 
solutions 2/2013
Glass-Ceramik
Accurate Predictions
A new mathematical model for calculating the strength of ZERODUR® glass-ceramic components provides better data on performance. Customers in fields such as aeronautics, astronomy and lithography stand to benefit.  more

Filter Glasses
Don’t be Blinded
The new VG20 filter glass effectively protects both people and devices against harmful infrared radiation. more

Camera Lenses
Glass for Maximum Cinema Enjoyment
High-quality camera lenses from Cooke Optics shape the quality of motion pictures thanks also to optical glass from SCHOTT. more
solutions 1/2013
Touchpanels
No More Fingerprints
CONTURAN® DARO for use in the cover glasses of professional touch displays offers protection against soiling and reduces reflections. More
solutions 2/2012
Filter Glass
Blue Glass for Digital Eyes
Blue glasses deliver consistently high image quality in high resolution smartphone cameras. More
solutions 1/2012
Digital Projection
The Fascination of Digital 3-D Cinema
Prisms made of extremely homogeneous glass allow for digital projection of first-class spatial images More
solutions 2/2010
Microlenses
Compact Optical Solutions
Arrays featuring hundreds of microlenses can be manufactured using a precision molding process. More
solutions 1/2010
Astronomy
GREGOR the Great
A Zerodur® mirror substrate in the new solar telescope on Tenerife allows for precise observations. More
solutions 2/2009
USA
Flagship under the Star-Spangled Banner
The Duryea site has been setting important milestones for SCHOTT in the U.S. for 40 years. More

Microscopy
Look into the Nano-Cosmos
The fruitful cooperation between Leica Microsystems and SCHOTT can be seen in high-end microscopy. More

Solar Telescope
”Sunrise” over Arctic Ice
A primary mirror made of Zerodur® glass-ceramic from SCHOTT is at the heart of the solar telescope. More
solutions 1/2009
Astronomy
Bright Spots with LAMOST
The world’s largest Schmidt Telescope in China explores outer space with a Zerodur® mirror substrate. More
solutions 2/2008
Aviation
Subtle Flight Attendant
The demand for more comfortable interior designs is growing all over the world, especially inside long distance airplanes. A fictitious flight illustrates the developments that passengers can soon look forward to – thanks to components from SCHOTT. More

Fokus
SCHOTT and Aviation
Every passenger flying inside an Airbus or Boeing comes into contact with products from SCHOTT, either directly or indirectly: innovative lighting solutions offer attractive design and pleasant light conditions, optoelectronic components and glass-to-metal connections higher safety. More

Materials
Outsmarting Mother Nature
For four decades, Zerodur® glass ceramic has been offering the highest possible precision. More

Interview
”Astronomy enriches our everyday life”
Tim de Zeeuw, General Director of the European Southern Observatory, on the universe and what we can learn from it. More

Crystals
Global Journey to Stone Treasures
5,000 rare minerals make “terra mineralia” one of the largest and most significant exhibitions of its kind. More
solutions 1/2008
Micro-Lenses
Pace Setter in the Photonic Age
Diode lasers are now also conquering the factory work floors of automobile manufacturers. schott providespremium quality micro-lenses, important components for this key upcoming technology. More

Advanced Optics/Fiber Optics
Playing with Light
The name Swarovski stands for the fascinating world of cut crystal. Nevertheless, the Austrian company with a long tradition also offers high quality binoculars, telescopes and telescopic sights. More

Interview
A World of Creativity
Helmut Swarovski, Managing Partner of D. Swarovski & Co., on the poetry of crystaland his passion for precision tools. More

High Definition TV
Close to the Action
High definition TV (HDTV) is the television of the future. Special optical materials in the formof calcium fluoride crystals provide the higher resolution that modern cameras require. More
solutions 2/2007
Atmospheric Research
Searching for Traces Beyond the Clouds
Researchers use high purity synthetic fused silica from SCHOTT LITHOTEC to research the atmosphere. More
solutions 1/2007
Industrial Image Processing
Placed into Perspective
Automated optical inspection for quality assurance is now standard in modern manufacturing. Achieving reliable results calls for custom-designed illumination of the objects. More

Japan
Ascension under Nippon’s Sun
SCHOTT celebrates 40 years in Japan: From a three-man company to a diversified high-tech partner. More

Laser Glass
Igniting Ideas in Glass for Hot Furnaces
The world’s most powerful laser is now being built at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California and will feature several thousand specialized glass components from SCHOTT. The thirty year partnership between physicists and glass experts has turned this technological masterpiece into reality. More

Art
Worlds of Adventure in Glass
The work of the German glass sculptor Nabo Gass links innovative finesse with the highest standards for creativity. He ranks as one of the few courageous artists who dare to work with translucent types of image carriers. More
solutions 1/2006
Mirror Substrate for a Telescope
Through the Fire to Reach for the Stars
Precision mirrors for telescopes owe their optical qualities to ZERODUR®, a special glass ceramic that retains its unique characteristics, despite variations in temperature. More