SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre
Brussels, Belgium
4 - 7 April 2016
Industry Events
Schott Workshop on The Properties Of Optical Glass And Special Optical Materials
Date: Monday 4 April 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: 207

Peter Hartmann, SCHOTT AG, (Germany)
Steffen Reichel, SCHOTT AG, (Germany)

Optical glass is a key material for general technology . It is the material providing the essential function of imaging in precision optics, a ubiquitous discipline in scientific research, development, diagnosis and metrology in production processes .

SCHOTT offers an introduction to optical materials such as optical glass, special optical glass, filters from colored glasses or made by coating and the zero-expansion glass ceramic Zerodur.

The first part of the workshop concentrates on optical glass. An overview will be given of the glass types program including eco -, classical -, low Tg and high transmittance glass types as well as development trends for new glass types. Some information will be presented underlining the highly strategic relevance of these optical materials.

The production process of optical glass, its melting and the tempering process called fine annealing, will be presented in the view of their influence on glass properties. These properties especially refractive index, dispersion, homogeneity, transmittance, bubbles and inclusions, striae and stress birefringence will be discussed in detail including their measurement methods.

The second part provides an overview over glass types optimized for special requirements with their main properties and applications:

  • glasses resistant to ionizing radiation for use in space orbits
  • low fluorescent glasses for microscopy
  • infrared transmitting glasses
  • glass blanks for large optical elements up to 1 meter
  • colored glass filters
  • coated glass filters
  • the zero-expansion glass ceramic ZERODUR for applications where extreme length or shape accuracy and stability is crucial, its very low coefficient of thermal expansion CTE and the high CTE homogeneity.
  • Photonics Europe Industry Programme
    Date: Wednesday 6 April 2016
    Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: 100 Hall
    Explore the business side of Photonics Europe.
    These important events and sessions will provide valuable business information and networking opportunities. c
    Free to all conference attendees, exhibitors, and exhibition visitors.

    Programme Overview

  • Horizon 2020, Wolfgang Boch, Head of Unit, European Commission (Belgium)
  • Merging Photonics with Nanoelectronics, Michael Liehr,, CEO, AIM Photonics; SUNY Polytechnic Institute (United States)
  • Market Update, Stephen Anderson, Industry & Market Strategist, SPIE (United States)

  • Panel Discussion
    Moving Technology to Market: Strategies for Successful Commercialization

    James Regan, CEO, Effect Photonics

    Integrated photonics: James Regan, CEO, Effect Photonics (Moderator)
    Quantum technology: Juergen Stuhler, Senior Director Quantum Technologies, TOPTICA Photonics
    Graphene: Tim Harper, Co-founder, G20 Water
    3D laser lithography: Ruth Houbertz, CEO, Multiphoton Optics
    Single crystal fibers: Daniel Guillot, CEO, Fibercryst

    Networking lunch and reception included

    Exhibition and Innovation Village
  • Photonics Europe Exhibition
  • Product Anouncements on the Exhibit Floor
  • Photonics Innovation Village
  • European Village.
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