23 june 2017 News

Shvabe to present optics for lasers at Munich exhibition


Shvabe Holding of Rostec State Corporation will demonstrate about 70 developments in the field of photonics at Laser World of Photonics 2017, the International Trade Fair for Photonics Components, Systems and Applications. The event will take place on June 26-29 in Munich.

The key exhibits in the Holding's exposition will be: an active element made of neodymium phosphate glass, an SWIR camera, the MBS-16 stereoscopic microscope, holographic optics, etc. These products are used in the aerospace and microelectronics industries and other fields.

"Shvabe is a leader and a systems integrator in Russian innovative photonics. The Holding is currently developing several areas in this field, including lasers, optic materials and photodetectors. In Germany, we are going to present samples of these products, including know-how – a brand-new element base for superpower laser stations. It is a real breakthrough in Russian optic science and technology, which will allow us to create energy centers of the future," said Sergei Popov, the First Deputy CEO of Shvabe.

One of the most advanced developments of the Holding is a circular active element made of neodymium phosphate glass designed for large-sized high-precision active elements. Its unique composition amplifying laser irradiation is protected by several Russian and foreign patents and won the Russian Federation Government Prize in Science and Technology in 2016. It is going to be the key exhibit in Munich.

In addition to optics for lasers, the Shvabe exposition will feature a new stereoscopic microscope, the MBS-16, designed to examine 3D, thin-film and transparent objects. The exposition will also include 17 types of diffraction optics, single- and multimode optic fiber, monocrystals and nanocrystalline material for laser Q switches, as well as aiming and ranging equipment – a total of approximately 70 developments.

Rostec is a Russian corporation that wasestablished in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military purposes. It is comprised of over 700 organizations which form 9 holding companies in the military-industrial complex and 6 in civilian industries, as well as 32 organizations under direct management. Rostec’s portfolio includes such well-known brands as AvtoVAZ, KAMAZ, Concern Kalashnikov, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA and others. Rostec organizations supply to and operate in over 70 countries. The consolidated revenues of Rostec companies in 2015 exceeded 1.14 trillion rubles (over 19 billion USD). According to the new Rostec strategy, the main objective of the corporation is to provide a technological advantage to Russia in highly competitive global markets. The planned investment volume for the development program until 2025 is over 4.3 trillion rubles (over 70 billion USD).