Selection of red and green glass of different sizes and shapes for SCHOTT laser materials and components

Laser Materials and Components

Thanks to its unique technical properties, glass is an ideal host material for the rare-earth ions that give optically pumped lasers their power. SCHOTT harnesses those qualities in a range of active laser glass products and components that can be tailored to a variety of optical and industrial needs.

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Innovation, choice and customization

SCHOTT is constantly developing new products and offering new options to customers. We have developed platinum-particle-free melting, allowing for customization options including high fluence laser glass, laser slabs and rods with outstanding quality and homogeneity. In addition, a range of coatings and finishes helps us meet all customer requirements.

Clear laser glass rods

The full range of laser components

Lasers are of critical importance to a number of industrial, scientific, medical, and defense applications. SCHOTT offers a range of passive laser components, such as aspherical lenses, polarizers, beamsplitters, mirrors, prisms, windows and flow tubes, as well as coatings for all wavelengths with high laser-induced damage threshold.

Row of purple silicate and phosphate-based glasses for high-fluence laser applications

Product variants

While SCHOTT tailors laser glass to specific applications, we also divide our products into distinct components to help customers choose the best option for them. Our product range includes 1.5 µm eye-safe phosphate glasses, 1 µm silicate and phosphate glasses, plus cerium- and samarium-doped filter glasses.

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A range of green phosphate glasses for defense and medical applications
Two yellow glass filters for laser equipment

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News & Innovation stories

Fusion energy breakthrough enabled by laser glass and optical glass from SCHOTT

National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California reached new milestone in laser fusion research, achieving a net energy gain in a fusion reaction for the first time.

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Bill James Laser Glass

The pioneering properties of laser glass

Bill James, SCHOTT Vice President of Research and Development for North America, reveals the latest applications of laser glass and how it can help scientists create more sustainable energy.

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Gerard Mourou / Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

Laser glasses to support scientific progress

Discover why Gérard Mourou and Canadian Donna Strickland were awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing a sophisticated method of increasing the power of lasers.

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