North West | Materials, extraction | Industry, manufacturing

Researchers develop new glass ceramics for eye-friendly lasers

13 Feb '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: Shvabe (5) / lasers (3) / glass ceramics (0) /

Latest News: North West
13 Feb '18 | Materials, extraction | Industry, manufacturing
18 Jan '18 | Technology & innovation
26 Dec '17 | Finance, business | Real estate
9 Oct '17 | Tourism, recreation | Technology & innovation
6 Oct '17 | Finance, business | Technology & innovation
 

Feature stories

21 Nov '17
Russian scientists have come up with what they say is...
7 Sep '17
26 Jul '17
Scientists at Tomsk Polytechnic (TPU) in Siberia have...
Search (News archive - 21211)
Advertising
Independent Software Developers Forum
Advertising
Marchmont News

Latest News

20 Feb '18
Yandex, the NASDAQ-listed Russian search giant, and...
19 Feb '18
Scientists in Vladivostok, in Russias Far East, have...
16 Feb '18
Hemopharm, a Russian biotech company, is developing a...

Most read stories from last week

19 Feb '18
Scientists in Vladivostok, in Russias Far East, have...
20 Feb '18
Yandex, the NASDAQ-listed Russian search giant, and...