Optical Glass

When demanding applications require the highest quality optical glass, SCHOTT has the experience and technological expertise to deliver. We work with industries as wide-ranging as aerospace, medicine, industrial metrology and consumer cameras to provide the best possible optical components. 
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Astronomy, satellites and laser vision

Optical glass used in high-power laser, satellite and astronomical applications must offer exceptionally high homogeneity and extremely narrow variation in refractive index throughout. SCHOTT’s high homogeneity glasses meet this challenge head on.

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Projectors and high-end optical systems

SCHOTT’s HT and HTUltra ranges of specialty glass offer very high levels of transmittance – a quality that makes them particularly suitable for digital projectors and high-end optical systems. With ultra HD imagery in ever-increasing demand and large-scale projection systems becoming more popular, these products deliver the high-quality performance required.

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Life science

Life Science applications demand special materials for high-end optical designs. SCHOTT offers a comprehensive portfolio of optical glasses to enable high-end Life Science applications, such as extremely low dispersion, low fluorescence or glasses with large anomalous dispersion.

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Cameras, phones and microscopes

Small, powerful and custom-shaped lenses are in ever-growing demand in areas ranging from smartphones to digital cameras. SCHOTT’s precision molded glasses are well-suited to the design of complex and aspherical lenses.

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Machine vision and metrology

Machine vision systems require optical glass products that offer high image resolution and excellent contrast, as well as a high refractive index and tight tolerance. SCHOTT provides the tightest tolerances available on the market.

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