Glass is an ideal host material for the rare-earth ions that give optically pumped lasers their power.
SKAN offer SCHOTT laser materials and components suitable for diode, solid-state and gas lasers, covering a multitude of wavelengths and pulse lengths.
Excellent thermomechanical properties
Free of Platinum
High Laser Induced Damage Threshhold
Silicate based laser glass
Laser glass that features a high cross-section, high ultraviolet transmission, and high resistance to solarization. This glass is commonly employed in high-repetition rate solid-state laser systems.
Phosphate based laser glass for high energy applications
LG-750, LG-760, LG-770
Developed to meet the needs of the high-energy solid-state laser community. All three glasses exhibit a high laser cross-section, a low non-linear refractive index, and thermal characteristics. All are available in a form free of all metallic platinum particles or other inclusions that can exhibit laser damage.
Phosphate based laser glass for high power & ultra-short pulse applications
Aphosphate glass with enhanced thermal mechanical properties desirable in high-average power applications. The broad emission bandwidth of these materials has been utilized in femtosecond regime laser systems. The lower gain cross-section and the long low concentration emission lifetime have made this glass of interest in applications limited by amplified stimulated emission and/or intended for excitation by diode lasers.
Phosphate Laser Glass for High Power Applications at 1.00 μm
The next generation of our advanced laser glasses with increased thermo-mechanical properties. It is recommended to be used as active material in laser systems with high repetition rates.
Phosphate ´Eye-safe´ laser glass for 1.5 μm emission
LG-940, LG-950, LG-960
Er- and Yb-doped phosphate-glass for use in flash lamp or diode-pumped laser systems. It has a very low dn/dT, good thermal properties and a very high emission cross-section. Typical applications are laser range finding and medical lasers.
Small pot melting facilities available for prototyping.