Borosilicate Crown Glass (BK7)

Material
BK7

 

The Borosilicate Crown Optical Glass is the most used technical optical glass for high quality optical components in the visible and near IR range. It possesses the high linear optical transmission in the visible range and down to 350nm in the ultraviolet. BK7 has a high homogeneity with a very low number of inclusions and is almost bubble-free. Its appearance is very clear and colorless. BK7 is relatively hard and shows a good scratch resistance. The chemical properties of BK7 are very stable, that's why special treatment to grind and polish isn't required, thus reducing manufacturing costs.

 

BK7 is widely used for production of windows, prisms, lenses, mirror, substrates and other optical items.

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