Laser Glass

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Kigre manufactures components for customized "plug-in" applications. Kigre's plug-in components find their way into end products ranging from the medical industry to industrial tool, research and military applications.

Speciality Glass Products Available

Q-98
A Neodymium-doped athermal phosphate laser glass of exceptional optical quality offering high gain and athermal behavior. The result is a higher repetition rates with minimum beam divergence.

Q-100
Patented Used in applications where the highest possible gain is desired. The superior performance of this Neodymium-doped athermal phosphate glass results from its uniquely high Neodymium concentration.

Q-246
A Neodymium-doped silicate laser glass known for its strength and durability. It is the laser glass of choice for a wide range of applications from range finding to materials processing.

QE-7 & QE-7s
Erbium-doped phosphate laser glass which is four times more efficient than the Erbium-doped silicate laser glass developed in the 1960's. Best yet its unique "eye safe" operating wavelength of 1.535 microns makes it ideal for specialized medical apparatus as well as field-safe range finding.

QX/Nd, QX/Er, & QX/Yb
QX Phosphate glass laser materials exhibited a chemical durability which is comparable to silicate glasses. These high performance laser glasses are designed to withstand high thermal loading and thermal shock conditions in both strengthened and un-strengthened configurations.

IR Glass
Germanate IR Transmitting Glass Window/Laser Material Kigre's BGA and NRL's BGG glass materials exhibit high optical transmission in a wide window region from the visible (~ 450nm) through the infrared to ~ 5μm. Kigre has demonstrated a tunable 2.09 micron BGA glass laser doped with Holmium and other rare earth sensitizers.

Kigre Patent List

Special Melting Facility
Kigre's "Special Melts" are manufacture to customer specified dopant concentrations. Various base materials for your Special Melt host glass are available from an extensive menu. Let our technical people help you select a glass laser material specifically designed for your application.