Current reports about optics

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German Weather Service
The Weather Prophets
Weather reports are the media’s most popular service thanks to modern meteorology. The German Weather Service in Offenbach is an important source. The quality of its service depends on satellite data. A new satellite promises even more accurate forecasts. [more]

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Digital Projectors
Home Movie Projectors on the Rise
Projectors that convert data to pixels and cast the resulting images onto a screen or wall are widespread in professional life. The next conquest of these digital projectors is the home cinema. SCHOTT is a major supplier of optical components for such projectors. [more]

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Nobel Prize
The Father of X-Ray Astronomy
One of the three Nobel Prize laureates in physics in 2002 was the Italian-born scientist Riccardo Giacconi: he discovered the first X-ray sources outside our solar system and developed the first X-ray telescope. He also made a major contribution to NASA’s X-ray satellite “Chandra,” in which “ZERODUR®“ was used as a mirror substrate. [more]

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Optical component
Competently Close to Customers
For SCHOTT Guinchard, the Swiss precision optical component specialist, the secret of success is “converting customer needs into customer benefits”. [more]

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Optical Components
“Eyes” for a Telescope
It is not enough for a telescope to possess a large reflecting surface. Only when the image quality of the astronomical instruments and the optical components are at their best is it possible to make new discoveries about the cosmos. [more]

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Nuclear Fusion
A Real Mega Project
A research facility is currently being set up in the south of France near Bordeaux that is heralding in a new era in laser technology. SCHOTT is supplying the laser glass and other important optical components. [more]

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From the Simple Tube to the High-Tech Telescope
Is anybody out there? From time immemorial men have sought ways and means of exploring the universe. [more]

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Tuning Glass Fibers
Fiber management components, filters and lasers from SCHOTT are critical to the Internet‘s ability to keep pace with exploding demand. [more]

Shortening Innovation Cycles
Dr. Karl-Peter Merz, member of the Corporate Management Committee, and Dr. Ulrich Ackermann, head of the Opto-Electronics Strategic Business Unit, on the history and opportunities of SCHOTT‘s new start-up companies in the data/communication sector. [more]