Advanced Optics

SCHOTT Advanced Optics is a valuable partner for developing products and customized solutions for applications in optics, astronomy, opto-electronics, augmented reality, life sciences, and research. With a portfolio of over 120 glasses, we master the value chain, from development to finishing and metrology.
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More than 120 optical glass types

Products in the SCHOTT Advanced Optics range are available in a vast range of optical glass types, each with their own unique set of technical properties for specific applications.

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Each SCHOTT product can be customized for your exact requirements, from different shapes and sizes to polishing, coating and bonding options.

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Whole value chain

From customized glass development to high-precision optical product finishing and metrology, SCHOTT controls the whole value chain, offering complete peace of mind for our customers.

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Innovation in our DNA

Our knowledge and experience of Advanced Optics is expanding and developing every day, with new ideas, insight and innovation creating new products and technology to meet the demands of our customers.

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News & Innovation stories

A window into distant galaxies

SCHOTT’s ZERODUR® glass-ceramic ensures that crisp images are available to unlock the mysteries of the cosmos.

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Real digital

Discover the many roles augmented reality with SCHOTT RealView® could play in our lives.

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Superior sensing

Discover how SCHOTT experts are driving research into the development of hyperspectral and multi-spectral imaging systems, which gather and interpret light from across the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Our services & tools



The SCHOTT Advanced Optics online store enables you to order products, track those orders, and keep all your contacts and business information in one place.

We are certified

SCHOTT is ISO 45001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certified. In addition, our glass products undergo stringent quality inspection before shipping and the manufacturing process is constantly monitored at all stages.

Want to know more? Let’s talk

Whether you need more information, samples, a quote, or advice for a project, we would be delighted to talk to you.

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