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04-26-2011, SCHOTT North America

SCHOTT Presents Advanced Technology and Research at Defense Security and Sensing

April 26, 2011 (at the Defense, Security and Sensing Conference in Orlando, FL)– SCHOTT Defense, a division of SCHOTT North America, Inc., is exhibiting (booth 511) its leading specialty glass solutions designed for a wide-range of military and security applications at the Defense Security and Sensing (DSS) tradeshow in Orlando this week.

After more than 40 years of supplying U.S. military contractors with advanced glass technology, SCHOTT continues to enhance and customize glass-ceramic, fiber optic and filtered glass components for military all-terrain vehicles, night vision systems and advanced cockpits.

During the show, executives and research experts from SCHOTT will highlight the company’s research and product developments as well as significant investments in its Duryea, PA. and Southbridge, MA. manufacturing sites through four presentations.

Comparing Laser Glass Performance by Dr. Mark Davis
Laser designers have a wide range of glasses to choose from, but few resources for glass-to-glass performance comparisons. As a senior research scientist for SCHOTT, Dr. Mark Davis tested a range of the company’s laser glasses under identical conditions of low input power and minimal thermal lensing. He will present the results and compare them to estimates based on catalog data (e.g. lifetime, emission cross-section) on Tuesday, April 26 from 5:00 – 5:20 pm as part of Session 7 of the conference, Laser Material Development, Single Crystalline, Ceramics, Fibers.

High Performance Coated Components by Dr. Angela Hohl-AbiChedid
Following SCHOTT’s $2 million investment in a new coating facility, business development manger Dr. Angela Hohl-AbiChedid will demonstrate SCHOTT’s simplified process for manufacturing anti-reflective (AR) and highly reflective (HR) coatings of polished filters and components. The demonstration will be in the Cyprus Hall Foyer on April 26 at 3:30 p.m.

The Next Generation of Digital Display Technology by Ann Kutsch
Lighting & Imaging defense manager Ann Kutsch will lead a demonstration of SCHOTT’s defined viewing angle fiber optic faceplates, which create a new level of viewing security and ease for modern military technology. The demonstration will be in the Cyprus Hall Foyer on April 27 at 3:30 p.m.

Infrared Material Production by Bryan Herbst
Bryan Herbst, sales manager for the Advanced Optics business, will demonstrate how SCHOTT’s innovative manufacturing techniques will provide high-quality chalcogenide glass for imaging applications like night vision. The demonstration will be in the Cyprus Hall Foyer on April 28 at 10:30 a.m.

DSS is organized annually by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. SCHOTT and SPIE’s relationship spans more than 30 years and has resulted in more than 100 academic papers and reports about innovative optics and photonics manufacturing.
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