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08-29-2016, San Diego, CA

SCHOTT Presents Its Newest, Most Powerful Laser Glass for Driverless Cars, Range Finding, and Surgical Lasers

High-performance eye-safe laser glass LG-960, an Er-Yb doped phosphate laser glass, unveiled at SPIE Optics + Photonics
SCHOTT’s “eye-safe” laser glass LG-960 is ideal for rangefinders, LIDAR systems and medical lasers. Photo: SCHOTT
SCHOTT’s “eye-safe” laser glass LG-960 is ideal for rangefinders, LIDAR systems and medical lasers. Photo: SCHOTT
SCHOTT, the international technology group, is showing its newest, tougher laser glass formulation, LG-960, at SPIE Optics + Photonics show, held in San Diego, Calif. from Aug. 30 through Sept. 1. The company’s latest eye-safe laser glass, LG-960, is a higher performance glass for 1.5 µm laser systems used for range finding, driverless cars, tattoo removal, and surgical laser scalpels. SPIE Optics + Photonics attendees will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Simi George, one of SCHOTT’s laser glass experts, at booth #219 to learn more about LG-960 and SCHOTT’s other laser glass offerings.

SCHOTT’s LG-960, an erbium-ytterbium doped phosphate laser glass, is stronger than other laser glasses, and features thermo-mechanical properties that enable high peak power and repetition rates during light pulse emissions without compromising performance.

This new glass makes possible more compact and lightweight components in range finding applications. In surgical and medical devices, such as tattoo removal, laser scalpels, and acne treatment, LG-960 can generate more precise and powerful lasers that can minimize scarring or bleeding. And in LIDAR systems in driverless cars, the glass enables more accurate measurements while also trimming the system’s total weight.

SCHOTT offers coated components that are optimized for the desired operating wavelength. These components can be provided as rods, slabs, and discs.

Dr. George will discuss these properties and more at SCHOTT’s booth on Aug. 31, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., in an open Q&A with optical engineers and scientists. Stop by to learn more about this new laser glass formulation.
“Some laser glasses sacrifice performance for strength, but not LG-960, which maintains its energy output and high repetition rate without the risk of degradation,” said George, the Senior Development Scientist and Program Manager at SCHOTT Advanced Optics. “SCHOTT’s focus on the strength and performance of its glass has resulted in light and compact lasers ideal for high-performance applications.”

SCHOTT will also display its full portfolio of laser glass at the show, showcasing its active laser glasses and complementary passive glass components, including lenses, mirrors, laser windows, polarizers, and beam splitters.

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SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of $2.24 billion were generated in fiscal year 2014/2015.
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