SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging specializes in design and manufacture of fiber optic, LED, optical and hybrid product solutions for use in medical, dental, scientific, industrial, defense, aviation and automotive applications. In the medical field, SCHOTT specializes in custom solutions for OEM manufacturers such as leached fiber optic image bundles and light guides for endoscopy applications, fused fiber optic tapers and faceplates for x-ray applications and flexible wound fiber bundles for MRI applications.
SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of $2.24 billion were generated in fiscal year 2014/2015. www.us.schott.com.
SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging
122 Charlton Street
Southbridge, MA 01550
The ColdVision series from SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging is composed of an extensive array of light sources, fiber optic guides, and accessories designed to work seamlessly with each other for illumination purposes in machine vision and microscopy applications.
SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging offers a series of fiber optic faceplates designed for high-resolution, “zero thickness” image transfer applications such as CCD and CMOS coupling, LCD and OLED displays, image intensification, remote viewing, field flattening, and X-ray imaging.
SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging offers a series of Image Guides for medical devices that include customization options for higher resolutions, end surface coatings, and many other options depending on the needs of each application. The latest developments for these image bundles include 6 μm higher resolution images, a larger active visibility area, and a superior image quality with zero optical inclusions in the center zone.
SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging delivers medical light sources to help redefine the boundaries of medical innovation, and provide deeper insights in helping medical experts see more of what is relevant to their diagnoses and therapies. The SCHOTT® IllumaLS light source and the SCHOTT® FLM (Fiber Light Module) are both part of SCHOTT’s solutions for ambient illumination, surgical illumination, endoscopy, and stereo microscopy applications.
The PURAVIS® eco-friendly glass optical fibers from SCHOTT are designed for outstanding transmission of white light, even for long length applications. This “green” product is manufactured in an entirely environmentally friendly manner, including the entire proprietary manufacturing process, making the fibers automatically compliant with the EU directives RoHS and REACH.
At Photonics West 2018, Jürgen Hammerschmidt of SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging introduced an array of fiber and diffuser technologies for laser beam delivery, especially for medical device applications. Watch the video for more information about their side emitting diffusers, end emitting diffusers, radial diffusers, and emitting fiber rods.
At Photonics West 2018, Ralf Daferner of SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging introduced their stabilized LED light source for in vitro diagnostic systems. This extremely flexible light source provides no interruptions or downtimes, and offers very stable output over its lifetime. Check out the video for more information.
SCHOTT had some new offerings that Devin Standard was kind enough to share with us at DSS in 2015. Watch the video for information on their new infrared ceramic optical materials and infrared optical glasses, and a demonstration of the new materials working in conjunction with a thermal camera.
Specialty glass and lighting can help today’s diagnostic techniques to reach fast and precise results while keeping the process cost-efficient. This material is extremely versatile and pliant in sizes up to 30 micrometers. The high transparency and a low autofluorescence in substrate materials such as BOROFLOAT 33® and the new D 263® bio are taking diagnostic applications a major step forward. Flexible light guides made up of high purity PURAVIS® optical glass fibers as well as innovative light sources ensure that objects are precisely illuminated. SCHOTT also offers SCHOTT NEXTERION® substrates that are able to adhere to DNA, proteins, or cells for microarrays.
The driving experience has recently grown from a form of transportation from point A to point B into a safe space of leisure and activity. Equipping the automobile with ambient lighting can create an entirely new sense of space. SCHOTT has developed an array of fiber optic components specifically for such lighting concepts.
SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging offers LED and fiber optic lighting systems for cabin interior designs for airlines. Two available technical options for design lighting include a pure LED solution, and a combination of LED and fiber optics. Through the technical approach of having light guides and light sources separated, customized illumination can be created even if space is limited. SCHOTT’s flexible modular reading lamp system offers cabin designers maximum flexibility and minimal risk.
SCHOTT offers fiber optic image inverters that are primarily used in night vision image intensifier tubes, as well as any other application requiring the correction of an inverted image. These image inverters flip the image 180 degrees, minimizing the size and complexity of a night vision eyepiece assembly.
The Universal Light Guide features excellent transmission and a long lifetime, making it ideal for endoscopy and other demanding medical illumination applications. These light guides are extremely versatile and may be used with various endoscopes and light sources through the use of threaded proximal and distal end tips.
Consumer requirements for the interior of vehicles continuously grow and change with the times. High-tech glass and fiber optics are creating a distinct ambience and are opening the door to new possibilities for automotive designers. The challenge occurs when there is a need to keep the overall weight of the vehicle as low as possible to keep electric cars running longer.
Modern laboratories rely on robust lighting systems, especially with fiber optics and various light sources, to conduct tests within clinical diagnostic instruments. SCHOTT offers components that add versatility to analytical instruments that contribute to technological advancements in diagnostics. They also offer long-term experience in the medical industry, ISO quality management, a global network of experts, and the highest level of supply reliability. By combining SCHOTT knowledge and expertise with customer ideas, innovative products are derived on a complete optical design analysis.
The PURAVIS® eco-friendly glass optical fibers are designed for outstanding transmission of white light, even for long length applications, and are manufactured in an entirely environmentally friendly manner. The PURAVIS glass optical fibers feature a lower color shift so that illuminated objects retain their natural color, and low dispersion resulting in illumination with high color uniformity.