International technology group SCHOTT has presented its new APG-760 phosphate laser glass designed for high-performance applications at LASER World of Photonics in Munich. The glass has improved thermomechanical properties and is best suited as an active material in laser systems with high pulse powers, such as femtosecond laser systems.
High-precision glass, and a special presentation
SCHOTT manufactures prisms and aspherical lenses according to customer specifications to ensure exceptional image quality in optical systems. SCHOTT is not only a manufacturer of glass, it also adds value with a full range of precision polishes and coatings.
Made in Duryea, PA
The new APG-760 laser glass was developed at SCHOTT’s North American Research and Development Center in Duryea, Pennsylvania, where production and refining are also carried out. The glass is available with Nd3+ doping from one percent to four percent.
The research and development center’s 200 employees have been advancing research on optical materials for years. In January, SCHOTT Advanced Optics introduced the new infrared material IRG27 and the laser glass BLG-80, both of which were also developed in Duryea.
Active and passive laser glasses from SCHOTT: