Optical

Lenses

Silica glass has better ultraviolet transmission than any other glass, making it ideal for the use in lenses and other optical devices. Quartz also has a low coefficient of thermal expansion, which also makes it a useful material for precision mirror substrates.  These properties make quartz glass ideal for use in optical devices that require good transmission in the ultraviolet (UV) to infrared (IR) part of the spectrum, as well as durability and resistance to heat.  It is used in lenses, prisms, windows, and other optical components where UV transmission is required.

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Optical Fibres

An optical fibre is a flexible, transparent fibre made of a pure silica glass not much wider than a human hair.

An optical fibre is a flexible, transparent fibre made of a pure silica glass not much wider than a human hair.  An optical fibre functions as a wave-guide, or "light pipe", to transmit light between the two ends of the fibre. Optical fibres are widely used in fibre-optic communications, which permits transmission over longer distances and at higher bandwidths (data rates) than other forms of communication. These fibres allow the signal to travel with less loss and electromagnetic interference than traditional wires.

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Please Note: The physical properties of the products represent typical values obtained in accordance with The QUARTZ Corp test methods and are subject to manufacturing variations. They are provided here as a general reference only, are subject to change without notice, and should not be relied on for any particular application.

High-purity UV grades of fused quartz is used to make several of the individual uncoated lens elements of special purpose lenses.