Flexible Light Guides

The highly versatile lighting solutions that can be realized with SCHOTT flexible light guides perform significant roles in a number of different industries, with light guides such as PURAVIS® particularly well suited to medical and industrial applications.
Surgeon in hospital operating theatre holding an endoscope

Effective endoscopy

Our fiber optics have been an indispensable part of endoscopy since they were first used in the 1950s. Flexible light guides now perform a key role, connecting light sources with rigid scopes for safe and effective medical procedures. SCHOTT components such as PURAVIS® fibers offer exceptional quality in optical performance to enable state-of-the-art technology such as photodynamic diagnostics.

Fiber optic light used in production line metrology

New standards in sensing and metrology

Sensor systems in many areas depend on fiber optics, particularly in high-temperature, hazardous or chemically volatile environments. Fiber optic performance also needs to be trusted in fields such as metrology, which relies on highly accurate measurement.

Advanced spectroscopy equipment for scientific analysis

Advanced spectroscopy

The use of spectroscopy has helped to achieve major scientific breakthroughs in areas as varied as food and chemical analysis and space exploration. A broad portfolio of glass types in ranges from Ultraviolet to Near Infrared enables our customers to design unique high quality analytical devices to increase our knowledge and make our lives safer.

Transformers and capacitors in an HVDC converter station

Reliable power distribution

As renewable energy and e-mobility become increasingly important in the modern world, transporting energy is a critical part of the industry. Our light guides have proved themselves in the optical switching and controlling of IGBT and Thyristor valves in HVDC converter stations around the globe for more than 40 years.

White microscope in a laboratory

Microscopy

Flexible light guides are used in a variety of microscopy applications, for example in medical and industrial industry. Their ability to deliver strong, focused light on a tiny area provides researchers and scientists with clear visibility for reliable results.