Introduction to Optical Glasses: Characteristics, Applications and Customizations
Sponsored by SCHOTT North America
High-quality optical glasses have remained the key enabling material for the realization of ever-increasingly sophisticated imaging systems. Advancements in image correction have relied not only on the use of sophisticated ray-tracing techniques and clever engineering, but also on the availability of high-quality optical glasses with desirable attributes. This webinar will highlight the principal characteristics of optical glasses, including their optical, mechanical, and thermal properties, as well as an introduction regarding the selection of appropriate glasses for specific applications. The range of currently available optical glasses will be reviewed as well as and the ability to customize compositions and/or processes to meet specific customer requirements. Finally, a brief introduction to materials that provide useful optical functionality outside the wavelength range of traditional optical glasses will be presented.
Speaker: Dr. Mark J. Davis, Senior Research Scientist, SCHOTT North America Inc.
Who Should Attend
- Optical Designers
- Optical Engineers
- Employees of defense contractors and associated subcontractors involved with imaging systems for whom a broad overview of optical glasses would be beneficial
Level As this webinar seeks to offer a broad base overview, those with a beginner knowledge of the field would be appropriate to attend this webinar.
Basic Physics and chemistry of glasses.
Key optical, mechanical, and thermal properties of optical glasses; chemical durability will also be addressed.
Basic glass selection criteria will be reviewed, including the use of the Abbe diagram.
Range of currently available optical glasses and the methodology to customize compositions and/or processes to meet specific requirements.
Materials with functionality outside the range of traditional optical glasses.