With an eye on focusSometimes, the world becomes flat. When reality contracts to the screen of your smartphone or tablet or shrinks to what fits into your digital camera’s viewfinder, your standards shift. To get that cult image, quality needs to be top-notch. Just keeping your eyes open? That’s not been enough anymore for a long time now.
Not only selfie fans have an eye for focus. Seeing it straight requires optical components that can keep up with the device manufacturers’ innovations.
Smaller, sturdier, more power, more fascination. Aspherical lenses are as keen a contender in the race for the millionfold pixels as image sensors behind cutting edge SCHOTT filter lenses. They not only deflect undesired infrared radiation, they’re also a third thinner than conventional lenses. They make sure white really is white – and turn your world round again. The special lenses also assist medical staff in diagnosis – and concert goers in getting the best concert snapshot. And yeah – even the best of filters can’t make Mick Jagger any sexier.
Seeing changes knowing. And knowing changes seeing.
If that’s got you thinking, you’re likely keen to prevent things: things like reflections, fingerprints, dirt – and so is CONTURAN® DARO coating. It exists to prevent – and is adored for it. A multi-talent that won’t break a sweat, no matter how tough the going. A thousand strokes and not a mark. Mechanical abrasion or chemical wear from human sweat are challenges that can be tested for. But reality is usually a lot tougher: Touch-operated ticket vending machines, satnav screens, info screens and slot machines – reading operator inputs must never be hit-and-miss.
On-the-spot accuracy guaranteed, even with products getting smaller and smaller. For SCHOTT, smaller in terms of glass means thinner. As thin as paper, thinner than hair – ultra-thin. Despite a thickness of only a few micrometres, thin glass possesses strengths craved by the micro-optics in mobile devices as much as by large-format touch screens. Or by glass wafer types with a thickness of down to 0.7 to 0.1 millimetres.
SCHOTT Advanced Optics is the world’s only manufacturer to offer a materials family of ultra-thin glass wafers with a variety of product properties. Depending on your desired application, they can even take the heat. The alkali-free flat glass is suitable for high-temperature applications with up to 600 degrees Celsius.
Glass for superheroes
A bird of prey can spot a rabbit’s twitching ear at a distance of three kilometres. Eagle eyes aren’t mass-produced, but super-zoom can help you out.
Prisms made of optical lenses not only strike fear into rabbits’ hearts, they also improve twilight vision in sports optics such as binoculars. What are referred to as HT and HTultra lenses possess excellent transmission rates that make them suitable even for digital projection. When a superhero projects his logo across the night sky, optical components like prisms reduce absorption and improve image quality. Helpful in Gotham City – and in the back row of a university lecture hall, too.