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Quartz in optical applications

Quartz in optical applications

Optical Silica (SiO2) is a synthetic molten, amorphous quartz glass. They are manufactured using several different processes. Quartz glass has an extraordinary high optical transmissivity for ultraviolet light. Due to its low coefficient of thermal expansion, quartz glass can resist very high operating temperatures. The very good UV-light transparency of quartz glass in optical applications can’t be beaten by any other industrial glass material. 

Space technology
UV-quality quartz glass components
Highest temperature applications
Prisms
Beam splitters

Advantages of quartz in optics

  • Low CTE (coefficient of thermal expansion)
  • Enormous operating temperature range
  • UV-Quality glass (high ultraviolet light transmission or blocking)
  • High temperature shock resistivity
  • Pure material quality
  • Low fluorescence glass

Typical industries using quartz products:

  • Chemical
  • Glass
  • Metal Processing
  • Solar
  • Electronics
  • Aerospace
  • Construction

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