Optics for lasers at Munich
Shvabe Holding demonstrated about 70 developments in the
field of photonics at Laser World of Photonics 2017 in Munich, the International
Trade Fair for Photonics Components, Systems and Applications.
The key exhibits in the Holding's exposition were: an active element made of
neodymium phosphate glass, an SWIR camera, the MBS-16 stereoscopic microscope,
holographic optics, etc. These products are used in the aerospace and
microelectronics industries and other fields.
‘Shvabe is a leader and a systems integrator in Russian innovative photonics.
The Holding is currently developing several areas in this field, including
lasers, optic materials and photodetectors. In Germany, we are going to present
samples of these products, including know-how – a brand-new element base for
superpower laser stations. It is a real breakthrough in Russian optic science
and technology, which will allow us to create energy centers of the future,’
said Sergei Popov, the First Deputy CEO of Shvabe.
One of the most advanced developments of the Holding is a circular active
element made of neodymium phosphate glass designed for large-sized
high-precision active elements. Its unique composition amplifying laser
irradiation is protected by several Russian and foreign patents and won the
Russian Federation Government Prize in Science and Technology in 2016. It is
going to be the key exhibit in Munich.
In addition to optics for lasers, the Shvabe exposition showed a new
stereoscopic microscope, the MBS-16, designed to examine 3D, thin-film and
transparent objects. The exposition also was included 17 types of diffraction
optics, single- and multimode optic fiber, monocrystals and nanocrystalline
material for laser Q switches, as well as aiming and ranging equipment – a total
of approximately 70 developments.