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  • Let’s rethink glass.

    By reinventing glass for the past 130 years, we enable our customers to create products that challenge existing expectations, change markets or simply improve their businesses.

    Glass ceramic cook tops, glass-metal enclosures, color filters, syringes and many other products can be found in our portfolio. We develop solutions that lead the way into the future and that can help our customers advance.

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  • Advanced Optics

      • Optical Glass

          • High Homogeneity Glass

          • Extremely high homogeneity for large precision optics

            The superior quality of an optical material is reflected in its homogeneity and, to be even more specific, in an extremely narrow variation range for the entire piece of glass with respect to refractive index. Therefore, the optical glasses that are used in high-power laser and astronomical applications require extremely high homogeneity.
          • "HT" & "HTultra" Glass

          • Optical glasses with ultra-high transmittance

            As part of its extensive portfolio of optical glasses, SCHOTT has been offering special glass variants that are known for their superior transmittance. These special glass types with significantly improved transmittance are identified with the suffix "HT" or "HTultra". They are especially suitable for digital projection and high-end optical systems.
          • i-Line Glass

          • i-Line glass - for applications requiring high uv-transmittance

            i-Line glasses are optical glass types named after the i-wavelength, which offer both high UV-transmittance at 365 nm and high refractive index homogeneity. These glass types, such as N-BK7HTi, FK5HTi, LF5HTi and LLF1HTi are available in customized shapes and as a final component.
          • Low Tg Glass for Precision Molding

          • Low transformation temperatures suitable for precision molding
            Precision molding is one of the state-of-the-art-technologies for the volume production of complex lenses (e. g. aspheres), for various applications.

            SCHOTT offers several optical glasses specifically developed for precision molding – the low Tg glasses, such as P-SF68, P-SK57Q1, P-SK58A and P-BK7.
          • Optical Glass

          • More than 120 optical glass types

            Abbe-DiagramRepresented in the Abbe-Diagram is our current glass portfolio.
            Here you will be led to an interactive Abbe-Diagram, which gives an overview of all of our optical glass types. Please click on the symbol to the left to get detailed information on properties or downloadable datasheets. For more than 125 years, SCHOTT Advanced Optics has been offering a large portfolio of high-quality optical glasses to meet the needs of a variety of optical and industrial applications, ranging from consumer products to optical systems of research.
        • Optical Components

            • Aspherical Lenses

            • ASPHERES FOR SUPERIOR IMAGE QUALITY

              Aspherical lenses have a complex surface profile. SCHOTT uses both CNC machining (Computerized Numerical Control) and MRF tooling (Magneto Rheological Finishing) techniques to manufacture these lenses in small and medium-sized quantities or for use in prototypes.

              Due to their unique surface structure, aspherical lenses eliminate monochromatic aberrations (e.g. spherical aberrations) and therefore deliver superior overall image quality. They are being used to 2720 multi-spherical element assemblies more and more frequently because this reduces the total weight and enables a more compact design.
            • Cylindrical Lenses

            • WIDE VARIETY OF CUSTOM-MADE LENSES

              Cylindrical lenses have a spherical radius in one direction. This enables the light to be focused in one axis. A point of light can thus be stretched into a single line.

              Cylindrical lenses can be used in a variety of different applications, including bar code scanning or laser projection, for example.
            • Spherical Lenses

            • LENSES AS SINGLETS, DOUBLETS, TRIPLETS IN DIFFERENT SHAPES

              Spherical lenses are used in many different applications to collect, focus and diverge light and are often components of lens systems that perform an achromatic function.

              Achromatics consist of two or three elements of different lenses cemented together to limit the effect of spherical and chromatic aberration.
            • Prisms

            • PRISMS AS PERFECT CUSTOM COMPONENTS

              Prisms are transparent optical elements with flat polished surfaces that refract, reflect or disperse light. They can be positioned rather easily inside an optical system and offer excellent thermal stability. Total internal reflection is possible to avoid light loss in the optical path.

              Examples of Products: 
              • Right-angle prisms
              • Rhomboid prisms
              • Penta prisms
              • TIR prisms
              • Cube beamsplitters
              • Roof prisms
              • Porro prisms
            • Windows & Substrates

            • WINDOWS & SUBSTRATE OF THE HIGHEST PRECISION

              Substrates are components (plano-plano parallel polished components, lenses, prisms, filters, etc.) made of different materials that serve as the base to be coated to produce products like beamsplitters, mirrors, and windows, for example.

              Windows are transparent, mostly plano-plano parallel polished and/or coated components that are used in optical systems to achieve highly-efficient, distortion-free light and perfect image transmission.

              Examples of Products:
              • Plano parallel windows
              • Protective windows
              • Laser line windows that feature an antireflective coating
              • Optical flats
              • Substrates for microlithography
              • Brewster or elliptical windows
          • Optical Filters

              • Contrast Enhancement Filters

              • GREATER CLARITY & TRUE RENDERING OF COLOR

                Contrast enhancement filters allow only certain wavelengths of light from a display device to pass through and filter out irrelevant wavelengths. The displays are thus able to achieve a higher level of contrast. Furthermore, full color displays are capable of reproducing colors more naturally.
              • Interference Filters

              • THERE IS A SOLUTION TO EVERY FILTER REQUIREMENT

                Interference filters that use the interference effect to obtain spectral transmission are manufactured by depositing thin layers with different refractive indices onto a substrate.

                SCHOTT supplies standard and customized interference filters within the spectral range of 200 nm to 3,000 nm. These products are developed, designed and manufactured according to customer specifications. Interference filters offer excellent climatic resistance and extremely stable spectral characteristics with respect to temperature and humidity changes.
              • NIR Cutoff Filters / Blue Filter Glass

              • A PRODUCT FAMILY WITH TWO GROUPS THAT HAVE EXTRAORDINARY PROPERTIES

                Used in numerous applications, NIR cutoff filters can be found just about everywhere we look in our modern lives. They are equipped to image sensors so that natural colors are produced, and they make digital cameras respond to light as our eyes do. Special NIR cutoff filters are required for the displays and operation controls (NVIS compatible equipment) of night vision systems, which are becoming more and more commonly used by police and rescue forces.
              • Optical Filter Glass

              • ONE OF THE WORLD’S BROADEST PORTFOLIOS

                SCHOTT Advanced Optics offers one of the world’s broadest portfolios of optical filter glasses for a full spectral solution that meets your requirements.

                Optical filter glass is known for its selective absorption in the visible wavelength range. The optical filter glasses appear to be colored if their filter effect lies within the visible light spectrum.
              • Suntanning Filters

              • SPECIAL UV FILTER GLASSES FOR TANNING BEDS

                SCHOTT Advanced Optics offers a broad range of different filter types for defined UV transmittance. A combination of clear and blue filter types enables us to offer customer-specific solutions.
            • IR-Materials

                • Contrast Enhancement Filters

                • RELIABLE SOLUTIONS FOR THE INFRARED INDUSTRY

                  Infrared glasses (IRG) offer excellent transmission in the shortwave IR (SWIR), midwave IR (MWIR), and longwave (LWIR) range. Physical properties such as low dn/dT and low dispersion enable optical designers to engineer color-correcting optical systems without thermal defocusing. The IRG family of chalcogenide glasses is optimized for pairing with the family of IR glasses and other IR materials to support cost-effective and high-performance optical designs. These glasses encompass the common IR transmission bands 3 - 5 μm and 8 - 12 μm, but can transmit as low as 0.7 μm. Furthermore, the IR glass series offered by SCHOTT can be processed using conventional grinding and polishing techniques, single point diamond turning or molding to support low- to high-volume component-level manufacturing.
                • Interference Filters

                • FOR ADVANCED IMAGING, SENSING AND SECURITY

                  As one of the hardest, most durable and scratch-resistant materials, sapphire offers a broad transmission range from UV to mid-infrared wavelengths (250 – 5,000 nm). It is capable of withstanding extreme environmental conditions and fluctuations in temperature. SCHOTT, a sapphire glass supplier, offers sapphire in processed shapes according to customer’s specifications.
              • Laser Materials & Components

                  • Contrast Enhancement Filters

                  • LASER GLASS MATERIALS

                    Because of its unique properties, glass is an ideal host material for the rare earth ions that give optically pumped lasers their power. Having long been at the forefront of optical glass manufacturing technology, SCHOTT understands how to successfully blend glass’ wide-ranging compositional attributes with desired rare earth properties. The result is active laser glass products that are specifically tailored to your unique application, possessing the characteristics needed to excel in high-energy, high-average power uses.
                  • Interference Filters

                  • Complementary to our active laser material portfolio, SCHOTT offers passive laser components that address a variety of optical and industrial needs.
                • Thin Glass & Wafer

                    • AF 32® eco Thin Glass

                    • ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY GLASS WITH HIGH TRANSMITTANCE

                      AF 32® eco is an alkali-free flat glass manufactured by SCHOTT using a special down-draw method that the company developed on its own. This makes it possible to manufacture products of between 0.03 mm and 1.1 mm in thickness.

                      Its fire-polished surface results in a low roughness value. Furthermore, the coefficient of thermal expansion of AF 32® eco is the same as that of silicon. For this reason, it is perfectly suited for use as an optical packaging material in the semiconductor industry. Due to its high transformation temperature, it can be used in high-temperature applications of up to approx. 600 °C.

                      AF 32® eco is available in various wafer formats and is manufactured using eco-friendly refining agents instead of arsenic and antimony.
                    • B 270® i Ultra-White Glass

                    • HIGHLY TRANSPARENT GLASS

                      SCHOTT offers B 270® i crown glass in sheet glass form to meet a wide variety of different market demands, especially suitable for Biotech applications. It is manufactured using a special up-draw process developed by SCHOTT.

                      B 270® i is highly resistant to solar radiation and offers high transmittance in the visible wavelength range. It also has a fire-polished surface and offers high chemical stability.

                      The crown glass is available in a wide range of thicknesses and various in-stock formats. Customized formats (e.g. rounds) and processing are available upon request.

                      B 270® i is available in a thickness range of 0.9 mm – 10.0 mm.
                    • BOROFLOAT® 33 Borosilicate Glass

                    • FLAT HIGH-QUALITY, MULTI-FUNCTIONAL FLOAT GLASS

                      BOROFLOAT® 33 is a high-quality borosilicate glass with outstanding properties for a wide range of applications.

                      This unique special float glass, that can compete with the best technical-grade flat glass in the world, is manufactured by SCHOTT using the Microfloat process and the latest technology. This technology results in a homogeneous material that has an excellent mirror-like surface, a high degree of flatness, and outstanding optical quality.
                    • SCHOTT AS 87 eco

                    • THE WORLD'S FIRST MASS VOLUME AVAILABLE, HIGH STRENGHt, ULTRA-THIN GLASS WITH NO NEED FOR SLIMMING

                      SCHOTT AS 87 eco is an aluminosilicate glass suited for chemical strengthening (via an ion exchange treatment) that offers a high level of mechanical impact resistance and bending strength, as well as high resistance to scratches.

                      It is available in mass volume with the highest strength in a thickness range of 100 - 350 μm.
                    • D 263® LA eco Thin Glass

                    • UNIQUE IN THE MARKET

                      D 263® LA eco thin glass (LA = low-alpha) is a colorless borosilicate glass. SCHOTT manufactures what is currently the only low-alpha radiation sheet glass on the market with the help of a special down-draw method the company developed on its own.

                      The extremely low-alpha radiation of D 263® LA eco thin glass can be attributed to the fact that only the purest raw materials available and select tank materials are used.

                      It is available as sheet glass in thicknesses ranging from 0.1 mm to 1.3 mm. D 263® LA eco thin glass is manufactured using environmentally friendly refining agents instead of arsenic and antimony.
                    • D 263® M Cover Glass

                    • COLORLESS BOROSILICATE GLASS FOR FLAWLESS MICROSCOPY

                      D 263® M is a colorless borosilicate glass that SCHOTT manufactures with the help of a special down-draw method. It is available from stock in various sheet sizes and thicknesses ranging from 0.1 mm to 0.21 mm.

                      D 263® M is the perfect choice as cover glass for microscopic analysis and meets the requirements specified in ISO 8255-1 and DIN ISO 8255-1.

                      The chemical composition of D 263® M ensures valid and reliable research results due to its low auto-fluorescence and high chemical resistance.
                    • D 263® bio Substrate Glass

                    • Highly transmissive BOROSILICATE GLASS with a low level of autofluorescence

                      D 263® bio is a colorless borosilicate glass with a homogeneous, low intrinsic auto fluorescence across the spectrum. Tight, controlled refractive index tolerances ensure consistent, high optical transmission properties and diagnostic results. It offers great chemical stability and resistance to reagents as used in microarray and diagnostic protocols.

                      D 263® bio is produced in a SCHOTT-specific down-draw method, which results in non-porous, ultra-flat fire-polished surface quality on both sides at target thicknesses without polishing. The glass is available in round wafer dimensions or custom-cut rectangular substrates, cleaned inspected and packaged to meet demanding standards of the Biotechnology and Semiconductor industries.
                    • D 263® T eco Thin Glass

                    • EASY ADAPTATION FOR PRODUCT MINIATURIZATION

                      D 263® T eco is a clear borosilicate glass that has high chemical resistance and is produced by using a SCHOTT-specific down-draw method. It is available in a variety of thicknesses ranging from 0.03 mm to 1.1 mm.

                      D 263® T eco borosilicate glass is available from stock in standard sheet sizes or can be custom-cut into round or square shapes. It is used as substrate glass for coatings or as a 2720ment for plastic for applications in the automotive and electronics industries.

                      D 263® T eco is manufactured with eco-friendly refining agents instead of arsenic and antimony.
                    • FOTURAN® II

                    • PHOTO-SENSITIVE GLASS WAFER

                      FOTURAN® II is an improved photo-sensitive glass based on the well-known FOTURAN®. It is produced in a continuous melting process with optimal homogeneity.

                      FOTURAN® II is a technical glass that crystallizes after UV exposure and temperature processes. The crystallized areas can be etched away with a high aspect ratio, resulting in extremely fine structures and vias. After a second exposure and tempering process, the glass can be transformed into a glass ceramic. Anodic bonding is possible as well.

                      Structured FOTURAN® II substrates can be applied in the semiconductor chip and semiconductor packaging processes. The process flow works without photo resist and can be used with standard semiconductor equipment.
                    • MICROCROWN Microscopy Glass

                    • EXCEPTIONAL CLARITY

                      MICROCROWN up-drawn soda-lime glass has one of the lowest iron contents known in the market today.

                      It has high luminous transmittance and an excellent colorless appearance. MICROCROWN is available as sheet glass in a thickness of 1.0 mm.

                      Its unique composition makes MICROCROWN the right choice for microscopic slides where low auto-fluorescence and excellent chemical resistance are required.
                    • MEMpax®

                    • ULTRA-THIN BOROSILICATE GLASS

                      SCHOTT MEMpax® is a borosilicate glass that is manufactured with a fire-polished surface. It has similar chemical and physical characteristics to the well-known product SCHOTT Borofloat® 33.

                      At the same time, MEMpax® is available in much lower thicknesses and offers a thin wafer that no longer needs to be ground and polished thanks to its excellent surface quality. SCHOTT MEMpax® can be put to use anywhere that extremely thin borosilicate glasses are required.

                      The coefficient of linear thermal expansion of MEMpax® corresponds with that of silicon, and this glass is perfectly suited for use in anodic bonding. Its low auto fluorescence, combined with its excellent surface quality, flatness and homogeneity, opens up numerous application possibilities for MEMpax® in MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) and Biotechnology.
                  • ZERODUR®

                      • ZERODUR®

                      • EXTREMELY LOW THERMAL EXPANSION

                        ZERODUR®, the extremely low expansion glass ceramic from SCHOTT, delivers extremely high precision for many challenging high-tech applications such as IC and LCD lithography, high-precision measurement and astronomy - for all demanding applications in which geometrical shape and distance changes must be minimized as much as possible during shifts in temperature.

                        ZERODUR® is an inorganic, non-porous lithium aluminium silicon oxide glass ceramic characterized by evenly-distributed nano-crystals within a residual glass phase.

                        It can be provided as small finished components, as ultra light weight mirror substrates, but also as mirror substrates for large segmented and monolithic astronomical telescopes.
                      • ZERODUR® K20

                      • LOW THERMAL EXPANSION FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS

                        ZERODUR® K20, a low thermal expansion version of ZERODUR®, has been optimized to withstand higher application temperatures. The material is white in color and offers good IR transmittance of between 3.5 and 5 μm and homogeneous high reflectivity properties.
                        The non-porous ZERODUR® K20 exhibits good polishing abilities and excellent vacuum properties, and can be delivered as small high-precision optical components.
                    • Applications

                        • Astronomy & Space

                        • REACHING FOR THE STAR

                          Every discovery starts with a cloudless night. To an astronomer, broadening horizons means reaching for the stars.

                          But if you’re spending your nights stargazing, you're happy for any help you can get. Only one thing’s better than a large telescope aperture: an even larger telescope aperture. Brown dwarves, red giants, black holes, perhaps even extraterrestrial lifeforms – what may have started as a school project today might quickly wind up as an entry in tomorrow’s history books.
                        • Industrial Equipement

                        • THE TAMING OF THE LASE

                          Set your jewels to get them seen. Or use them for something else, perhaps? Something less showy, but perhaps more useful? Monocrystals. A single crystal, industrially tamed and a kind of Philosopher’s Stone for innovation. The artificial crystals are a fascinating material for electronics. Without them, a lot of development progress could not have taken place at all. Micro-electronics and computer technology simply can’t get enough of them. Microlithography, for example, needs them to produce and process integrated circuits.
                        • Medical & Biotech

                        • MEDICINE STEP-BY-STEP

                          The goal is to heal. The next milestone is hope. Or at least quality of life. A good laugh is medicine in itself. But where laughing no longer comes easily, it’s best to turn to science. Pursuing a vision in the medical field requires the preparedness to advance in small steps. Progress in diagnosis, analysis and therapy always needs leaps in technology to change the boundary conditions. Antibody micro-arrays by SCHOTT assist science in the fight against cancer. It took a special coating to pave the way to the ground-breaking fluorescence microscopy capable of identifying biomarkers. Optical filter lenses are also used as substrates for thin-film coatings employed in interference filter production. We have 70 variants available. All of them are reliable helpers in blood testing units, gas chromatographers and waste water and combustion analysers. Along with other thin glasses, the B270® i crown glass with high transmission rate and chemical resistance is available as a glass wafer or substrate. All of them are used to make biochips. Even the longest journey can be made in many small steps.
                        • Consumer Optics

                        • WITH AN EYE ON FOCUS

                          Sometimes, the world becomes flat. When reality contracts to the screen of your smartphone or tablet or shrinks to what fits into your digital camera’s viewfinder, your standards shift. To get that cult image, quality needs to be top-notch. Just keeping your eyes open? That’s not been enough anymore for a long time now.
                        • Lithography

                        • A SMALL STEPPER, A GIANT LEAP

                          These steppers won’t help you exercise. But they’ll help you build the future. Chips. Microchips. Or rather: nano. Micro is totally yesterday. And smaller is where we’re going. Along with better, of course.
                        • Safety & Security

                        • RELIABLE SECURE

                          We meet with many trials. Minor, major, impossible or hidden. To meet danger head on, you need to keep your eyes open. In a world more in motion than ever before, security is an enormous challenge. But finding solutions is always easiest when you’re perfectly prepared. Good for you if you have helpers. Even better for you if they’re reliable.