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06-28-2017, Duryea, PA

SCHOTT presents new phosphate laser glass for high-power lasers at LASER World of Photonics in Munich

APG-760 phosphate laser glass is made for high-performance applications at 1.05 μm. The glass is available in various versions and can be adapted for a variety of applications. Dielectric coatings are also possible.
International technology group SCHOTT will present 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. SCHOTT will be showing the new glass at booth 410 in hall B1.

High-precision glass, and a special presentation
Aside from the new APG-760 phosphate laser glass, visitors to LASER World of Photonics in Munich will be able to discover high-precision optical components. 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.

On June 28 from 1:40 until 2:00 p.m. in Munich, SCHOTT Application Engineer Dr. Dirk Apitz will give a presentation on “High-precision eye-safe laser glass rods for distance measuring devices and medical applications” at the Photonics Forum (hall B2). Anyone interested is welcome to sit in on the public lecture.

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.

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APG-760 phosphate laser glass, a new special glass for high-performance applications SCHOTT will be presenting at LASER World of Photonics in Munich. Photo: SCHOTT
APG-760 phosphate laser glass, a new special glass for high-performance applications SCHOTT will be presenting at LASER World of Photonics in Munich. Photo: SCHOTT
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