Light Guide Rods

SCHOTT’s innovative light guide rods ensure perfect illumination for instruments in dentistry, endoscopy, level sensing and many other fields in industry. Our advanced shaping processes enable a large variety of different shapes, bending angles and cross-sections. We also act as an expert partner when you need to develop challenging designs.

Perfect light transmission

Perfect light transmission
Cutting-edge glass optical fibers such as the eco-friendly PURAVIS® family offer high light transmission and enable sustainable solutions. Due to a very low color shift, illuminated objects retain their natural color. In addition, thanks to an improved numerical aperture, the light guides capture more light from the very start.

Extreme geometries

Extreme geometries
SCHOTT's special production processes facilitate extreme bending angles and tapering, which are highly valued in the medical and industrial sectors where space is precious. We also offer a wide range of geometries with exact measurement in small tolerances and consistent reproduction.
Gruppe Rigid Rods

Product variants

SCHOTT Light Guide Rods are available in straight and shaped forms, and are highly customizable. Straight light guide rods are ideal for bulk light transmission, while our shaped light guide rods can be transformed into 2D and 3D shapes to precisely fit your requirements.

Performance, stability, resilience

SCHOTT components offer outstanding optical performance with excellent white light transmission. They benefit from high chemical stability, thermal shock resistance and mechanical resilience, which are invaluable in challenging environments. We offer lead-, arsenic- and antimony-free PURAVIS® fibers for an environmentally friendly solution.
Outstanding optical performance  Solutions with high transmission for white light as well as for UV and NIR available.
Outstanding optical performance

Solutions with high transmission for white light as well as for UV and NIR available.
Chemical stability  Light guide rods provide high chemical stability, with specific designs for applications in harsh environments such as autoclaving.
Chemical stability

Light guide rods provide high chemical stability, with specific designs for applications in harsh environments such as autoclaving.
Temperature resistance  Designed for elevated temperatures up to 400°C.
Temperature resistance

Designed for elevated temperatures up to 400°C.
Mechanical robustness  Light guide rods feature protection against pressure and other mechnaical challenges for product longevity.
Mechanical robustness

Light guide rods feature protection against pressure and other mechnaical challenges for product longevity.