Schott, an expert in specialty glass, presented its new ‘eye-safe’ laser glass LG-960 at Optatec 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany. The laser glass is ideal for operation with 1.5µm laser systems in range finding, lidar and medical applications. It will be offered as a laser component and finished to custom specifications with a high laser damage threshold dielectric coating.
LG-960 enables high peak power and repetition rates during light pulse emission. Schott offers the new glass as fully finished components, which are customised to a particular wavelength and absorption spectrum for applications with flash lamp or diode-pumped solid-state laser systems. These components are available as rods, slabs and disks.