Advanced Optics - Newsletter 02/2013
- And the Oscar goes to: the “Cooke Look”
- IG renamed IRG
- Introducing SCHOTT’s new "Laser Glass Folder"
- Don’t just see red
- ZERODUR® at AAS
- Success at SPIE DSS
- SCHOTT Advanced Optics at this year’s LASER World of PHOTONICS
- SCHOTT Advanced Optics to attend 114th DGaO Annual Conference in Braunschweig, Germany
- Worth the wait
The Oscar statuette, an iconic symbol of the motion picture industry, pays tribute to the greatest achievements in filmmaking. While the “Academy Award of Merit,” as it is officially called, may be best known for honoring categories such as Best Picture, this year’s Scientific and Technical Oscar is worth particular mention.
That’s because it was presented to Cooke Optics “for their continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of advanced camera lenses that have helped define the look of motion pictures over the last century."
In response to the growing laser market in Europe and Asia, especially in the area of high-power lasers, SCHOTT Advanced Optics is planning to further extend its presence in this market and is now introducing a laser glass folder to the market that contains more information on its expertise in this area.
Infrared lasers are playing an increasingly more critical and common role in medical and industrial applications, so much so that desired attributes of modern protective eyewear have expanded. In addition to being comfortable, lightweight and, of course, providing safety, it’s important that the eyewear conveys true color to the human eye.
As a result, SCHOTT has developed the 1 mm thin, band-pass filter VG20 - an exceptionally lightweight, special filter glass that displays strong absorption in the near infrared (NIR) range.
In January, SCHOTT Advanced Optics took part in the 221st American Astronomical Society Meeting; the major astronomical conference for 2013. Held in Long Beach, CA, the winter meeting was attended by more than 4000 participants from around the globe, including top-level decision makers from NASA and prime contractors, as well as members from the Astronomy Principal Investigator community.
SCHOTT Defense provided attendees with a unique look at our IR-Glasses, Laser Glass and CONTURAN® DARO coating
In April, SCHOTT Advanced Optics attended and presented at the 2013 SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing (DSS) Conference in Baltimore, MD. Organized annually by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, DSS is the year’s most important scientific conferences on optics, imaging and sensing for the defense, security, industrial and environmental markets.
This time around, this event will be taking place from May 21 – 25, 2013, at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Braunschweig, Germany.
With the LASER Munich trade fair quickly approaching, we know many SCHOTT customers are anxiously awaiting the release of our new Pocket Catalog - we promise it will be exciting. However, to ensure our customers have the most up-to-date and comprehensive review of our optical glass capabilities, we have chosen to delay our catalog’s release until January 2014.