At the Laser World of Photonics, Schott has been showcasing its 'eye-safe' LG-940 laser glass, which it says is ideal for operation at 1.5μm in medical applications, analytical measurement and range finding.
It is offered as a laser component, finished to custom specifications with a high laser damage threshold dielectric coating.
'We have expanded the range of glasses and laser components for applications where eye safety is of significant concern,' said Peter Held, sales manager at Schott Advanced Optics. '[Our new laser glass] is ideally suited for cosmetic laser treatments in dermatology or range finding.'
Schott provides fully finished components, customised to a particular wavelength and absorption spectrum for applications with diode pumped or flash lamp pumped systems. These components are available as rods, slabs and other complex formats. Doping levels, depending on cavity geometry, power levels and pumping methods, can be optimised to customers’ specific requirements from prototypes to high-volume quantities.