About the webinar:
The range of applications in the NIR spectrum is expanding. Many of these are laser based. Finding the most suitable fused silica for a particular application can be challenging.
In this webinar, Dr. Todd Jaeger will present simulation results visualizing the impact of absorption as a key material property on increasing the temperature of optical components. As the refractive index of fused silica is temperature dependent, a changing temperature of the optical system may lead to varying performance or even damage the optical system. Dr. Jaeger will explain two root causes for absorption – (metallic) impurities and OH content. The impact of additional parameters such as laser power and beam size will be discussed as well. Finally, he will elaborate on the fact that it is not necessary to build the best system but to balance price and performance. The webinar will conclude with an open Q&A, for which Jaeger will be joined by Frank Nürnberg, Ph.D.
Although the underlying principles are very scientific, the webinar focuses on the results and the key characteristics to consider. It is designed for anyone who would like to understand the key criteria for the performance of fused silica materials for optical components in NIR applications.