Corning Still Makes Calcium Fluoride
In Lynn Savage’s article “Property
Management: A Review of Optical
Materials” (September 2011), Brandon
Light of Optimax Systems Inc. was
quoted as saying, “For example, New
York-based Corning Inc. stopped
producing calcium fluoride glass …”
Although worldwide applications and
wavelengths of interest have changed
over the years, as has our product mix,
Corning has neither discontinued manu-
facture of calcium fluoride crystal since
its 1999 acquisition of Optovac Inc., nor are there any plans to exit this business.
Quite to the contrary, we have been actively investing in our crystals programs and are
enhancing our offerings through the development of an additional calcium fluoride grade
aimed at improving lifetime in high-fluence laser optics applications.
Commercial Technology Manager, Laser Optics
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