North West | Materials, extraction | Industry, manufacturing

Researchers develop new glass ceramics for eye-friendly lasers

17 May '18
Super-hard and durable glass ceramics with potentially market-winning nonlinear optical properties has been developed in St. Petersburg. It will be used in passive Q switches of human eye friendly lasers.

The ceramics is said to have no volatile and toxic components. The developers are scientists at the S. I. Vavilov State Optical Institute.

Using the new patented synthesis method has helped produce good enough glass ceramics for a range of heavy-duty applications in optical devices for environmental monitoring, rangefinding, and remote diagnostics of industrial and environmental objects.

The discovery will upgrade 1.5m lasers, a spectral range safe enough for the human eye. Unlike the competition, the new St. Pete method enables production of glass ceramics with high homogeneity, nonlinear optical and luminescent properties, superb mechanical durability, and chemical resistance. Its production process is also 100% safe, said Sergei Shchukin, the CEO of the S. I. Vavilov State Optical Institute.

The nontoxic glass ceramics, a product of eco-friendly synthesis, could be marketed as transparent, semi-transparent or nontransparent nanocrystalline material. Its properties are determined by inclusions of rare earths and transition metals.
Publish in Twitter
Write to Facebook
Google Buzz
Write to LiveJournal
Show in MM
Share MK
COMMENT ON THIS STORY
Find Related Content

Locations: St. Petersburg

Tags: lasers (3) / glass ceramics (0) / Vavilov State Optical Institute (0) /

Latest News: North West
11 Nov '19 | Technology & innovation
11 Nov '19 | Technology & innovation
 

Feature stories

8 Nov '19
For the first time in the history of Russian-African...
29 Oct '19
25 Jul '19
Russian scientists have come up with a new method of...
Search (News archive - 21631)
Advertising
AIM_Congress
Advertising
NATT
Advertising
Venture_Russia_2018
Advertising
Marchmont News

Latest News

11 Dec '19
Sberbank, Yandex, Gazprom Neft, the Russian Direct...
10 Dec '19
The Russian Government is discussing the creation of...
9 Dec '19
A Russian company is using technology to help high...

Most read stories from last week

9 Dec '19
A Russian company is using technology to help high...
11 Dec '19
Sberbank, Yandex, Gazprom Neft, the Russian Direct...
10 Dec '19
The Russian Government is discussing the creation of...