Infrared Materials

For effective levels of transmission, SCHOTT’s Infrared Glasses are the ideal solution. The glasses are precisely engineered to work seamlessly with other infrared materials to create cost-effective, high-performing optical designs for a range of imaging equipment.
Three black and grey IRG Chalcogenide Glasses by SCHOTT for infrared applications

Outstanding design properties

These glasses allow excellent transmission in the short-, mid- and longwave infrared range. Designers can take advantage of the glasses’ low dispersion to create color-correcting optical systems without the need for thermal defocusing. For policing, security and defense, thermal imaging devices benefit from the remarkably clear and crisp images generated by our infrared chalcogenide optics.

Range of Sapphire infrared glasses by SCHOTT on a blue background

Protection and more

The sheer strength and hardness of sapphire means it’s perfectly suited to protecting surveillance cameras, detectors and other optical equipment used in the security sector. In addition to its durability, anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coatings, Sapphire easily handles demanding extreme environmental conditions.

Selection of black and grey IRG Chalcogenide Glasses by SCHOTT for Infrared applications

Product variants

The SCHOTT IR Material portfolio enables customers to fulfill all their needs in the area of infrared optics. From lens material and protecting the optic system, to low volume special requests and high volume mass production, we offer the complete service.

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Selection of red IRG Chalcogenide Glasses by SCHOTT for Infrared applications
Series of small IRG Chalcogenide Glasses by SCHOTT for Infrared applications on a production line
Range of Sapphire infrared glasses by SCHOTT on a blue background
Three clear discs of SCHOTT Multispectral ZnS glass with an anti-reflective hard coating on a black background
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