Optical materials such as optical glasses, fused silica, calcium fluoride and glasses for infrared light are the enabling materials for optical technologies. The transparence of glasses and its ability to refract light rays very precisely enables high resolution imaging. Optical materials are available for applications in the wavelength range from vacuum ultraviolet and visible light up to near and middle infrared. For designing high quality optical system for a wild field of wavelength, the combinations of different optical glasses are necessary because of dispersion.
The large variety of applications makes it essential to develop a lot of different types of glasses with specific optical properties. Additionally some materials such as fused silica, calcium fluoride and optical infrared glasses also open wavelengths in the range of UV and IR. The transmission rate and blocking of light in a specific wavelength range can be controlled by optical filters.
Information about types, production, optical properties as well as its characterization methods helps to find out the right material for individual applications. This event offers considerable information about optical materials, especially optical glasses, and gives an overview about upcoming development trends. Furthermore the participants get information about long-term availability of the different materials.
More information and the program can be found in the flyer.