Glasses and optical materials (Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton)


Our glass research facilties offer a wide range of specialized glass making, glass forming and fibre drawing equipment including: a variety of horizontal and vertical tube furnaces, chamber furnaces, high and low temperature ovens, vacuum processing, L-shaped glove boxes for batching, melting, annealing and casting of compound and chalcogenide glasses under dry nitrogen atmospheres, glass extrusion and glass rolling equipment, two fibre draw towers dedicated to compound glasses and chalcogenides, and a range of characterisation equipment to support the fabrication, including thermogravimetric and thermomechanical analyzers.

Hosted by: Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton.

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