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07.06.2016, Mainz, Frankfurt / Germany

SCHOTT to Introduce New “Eye-Safe” Laser Glass at Optatec

LG-960 for rangefinders, LIDAR systems and medical lasers
SCHOTT’s “eye-safe” laser glass LG-960 is ideal for rangefinders, LIDAR systems and medical lasers.Photo: SCHOTT
SCHOTT’s “eye-safe” laser glass LG-960 is ideal for rangefinders, LIDAR systems and medical lasers. Photo: SCHOTT
SCHOTT, the international technology group and specialty glass expert, will be presenting its new “eye-safe” laser glass LG-960 at Optatec, the international trade fair for optical technologies, components and systems from June 7 to 9 in Frankfurt / Germany (Hall 3, Stand C11). This laser glass is ideal for operation at 1.5 µm laser systems in range finding, LIDAR and medical applications. It will be offered as a laser component, finished to custom specifications with a high laser damage threshold dielectric coating.

“With LG-960, we have developed yet another laser glass for applications where eye safety is of great importance,” says Dr. Marc Clement, Director of Business Development for Laser Glass at SCHOTT Advanced Optics. “Our new laser glass emits in the infrared range at an eye-safe wavelength of 1.5 µm. It is ideally suited for pulsed laser systems in range finding, LIDAR systems and for medical laser treatments in dermatology,” he adds.

LG-960 is known for its outstanding thermo-mechanical properties and enables very high peak power and repetition rates during emission of light pulses. SCHOTT offers the new glass as fully finished components, which are customized to a particular wavelength and absorption spectrum for applications with flash lamp pumped or diode pumped solid state laser systems. These components are available as rods, slabs and discs.

SCHOTT has ranked among the world’s leading suppliers of laser glass for more than 40 years. Consistent material properties, polishing and high-quality coating processes allow for a reliable high damage threshold – ideal for demanding pulsed and continuous wave (CW) applications. Besides active laser glasses, SCHOTT also manufactures passive laser components such as lenses, mirrors, laser windows, polarizers and beam splitters. SCHOTT is thus able to act as a single source for customers for all active laser glasses and complementary passive glass components to ensure proven SCHOTT quality and value throughout the entire system.

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SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of 1.93 billion euros were generated in fiscal year 2014/2015. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.
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Vice President Marketing and Communication
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55122 Mainz
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