IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society


May 13, 2010
7:00 PM

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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The World of Optical Materials - Including a Look into Schott's Closet

Mr. David Vanderpool, SCHOTT North America, Duryea, PA


Mr. David Vanderpool, SCHOTT North America, Duryea, PA

Abstract:  Starting from the optical glass production - clay pot melting, continuous tank melting, fine annealing, reheat pressing, quality assurance, we will the cover current glass types and future development of new optical glasses. We include our latest materials such as ZnS, chalcogenides and opto-ceramics and we will briefly discuss our latest development activities of novel laser glasses for bio-photonic, high-peak and high-average power applications. Finally a look into our closet - you might be surprised what's there.


Biography:  Dave Vanderpool has a B.S.E.E. from Florida Atlantic University. He has been a design engineer, field applications engineer, and engineering manager. Since 2001 he has been the Eastern Regional Sales Manager for SCHOTT North America Advanced Optics. He is a member of SPIE and IEEE.


Location:  MIT Lincoln Laboratory