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Germanium (Ge) Germanium is a The lowest absorbing Ge optics are limited to a throughput power range of 50 to 100 watts before thermal lensing or thermal runaway.
Our Germanium lenses are perfect for Mid-Infrared appliions. These lenses stand up well to harsh environments and we offer the most popular sizes with
Germanium for optics. Material: Germanium for IR optics. Form of product: - cylindrical (rods, plano blanks, windows); - rectangular (blanks, windows)
Germanium, 32 Ge; General It is reduced to the element by reacting it with hydrogen, producing germanium suitable for infrared optics and semiconductor production:
Among other materials for IR appliions Tydex uses Germanium showing good transmission in 2-15 µm range. Due to high refractive index Ge lenses became very useful components of IR imaging systems operating in both “atmosphere windows”: 3
Germanium is very expensive due to the scarcity of raw material and the complexity of its recovery and refinement. Despite its cost, the unique optical and mechanical properties have made germanium the material of choice for many IR appliions, especially for use in the 8um to 12um region.
Germanium (Ge) Optical Components are used in many Infrared (IR) appliions or systems, including thermal imaging, spectroscopy, or with monochromatic light sources
Knight Optical are experienced in providing germanium optical components to many different industries and sectors such as defence and aerospace and thermal imaging.
Germanium (Ge) is useful for ATR prisms, CO 2 laser optics, optical coatings for beam splitters and other IR optical appliions.
Germanium Optical Components used in many thermal imaging or spectroscopy appliions are available at Edmund Optics