The DNA of Advanced Optics


No future without a past

Everyone loves glass. Yet many people don't realise this. Can you imagine a day without the hard, yet fragile, material? That’s very hard to do.

SCHOTT has recognised the incredible abundance of possibilities that lie within glass – for more than 130 years. It makes people’s lives better. Daily. Every day. In so many ways. Especially when it comes to the Advanced Optics business segment. Two concepts that stand for more than just boundless scientific curiosity and the countless physical possibilities when interacting with light. They symbolise responsibility and commitment, which are both deeply embedded in the company’s DNA. SCHOTT has ideas that put things in motion. Perspective. Insight. And most of all, vision. Those who claim that the best ideas always follow on from other ideas are right. Hence the special glass manufacturer acts accordingly and simply keeps on doing what they do best. After the innovation is before the next brilliant idea.

SCHOTT is enthusiastically leading the way. Because they can.
The special glass manufacturer is the last company in the Western world that actually melts glass. Out of conviction. Based on their experience and outstanding developmental, material and technological expertise, SCHOTT offers a wide range of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. Listening, understanding and taking action – SCHOTT is very attentive to the needs of its customers.

Advanced Optics stands for unique products and customer-specific solutions in optics, lithography, astronomy, opto-electronics, architecture, life sciences and research. The product range includes more than 120 optical glasses, special materials and components across the entire supply chain: from customer-specific glass development and high-precision optical production to metrology and measurement technology. It’s a great thing when you can rely on your roots. For there is no future without a past.