Fiber optic components for lighting and imaging applications have been in use for decades. Recent requirements such as
a need for RoHS compliance, attractive market pricing, or particular optical properties, such as numerical aperture (NA)
or transmission, have required SCHOTT to develop and implement new glasses for these applications. From Puravis™
lead-free fibers for lighting applications, to new glasses for digital X-ray imaging and sensor applications, the challenges
for SCHOTT scientists are considerable. Pertinent properties of these glasses and methods of determination for
suitability will be discussed.