„We have expanded the range of glasses and laser components for applications where eye safety is of significant concern,” says Peter Held, Sales Manager of SCHOTT Advanced Optics. “Our new laser glass emits in the infrared at an eye-friendly wavelength around 1.54 μm. It is ideally suited for cosmetic laser treatments in dermatology or range finding.”
SCHOTT provides fully finished components, which are customized to a particular wavelength and absorption spectrum for applications with diode pumped or flash lamp pumped systems. These components are available as rods, slabs and other complex formats. Doping levels, depending on cavity geometry, power levels and pumping methods, can be optimized to customers’ specific requirements from prototypes to high-volume quantities.
Consistent materials properties, polishing and high quality coating processes result in reliable high damage threshold – ideal for demanding pulsed and continuous wave (CW) applications. Besides laser glass, SCHOTT also manufactures mirrors, lenses and polarizers to provide customers with a single source for active laser glass and complementary components, ensuring the proven SCHOTT quality and value throughout the entire system.
Additional information: www.schott.com/advanced_optics