Neodymium Glass Filter for NOVA Laser

Object Name: 
Neodymium Glass Filter for NOVA Laser

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Object Name: 
Neodymium Glass Filter for NOVA Laser
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
99.8.17
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam (max): 81 cm, Th: 2.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1997-1998
Credit Line: 
Gift of Schott Glass Technologies
Web Description: 
Optical amplifier applications go beyond telecommunications. Glass disks like this one boost giant lasers in nuclear-fusion test facilities. This is the largest piece of glass containing a rare earth element.
Provenance: 
Schott Glass Technologies, Source
1997
to
1999
Primary Description: 
Neodymium Glass Filter for NOVA Laser. BK-7 filter, transparent light blue glass, flat circular shape. BK7 neodymium doped glass filter for NOVA laser, used to diagnose the laser beam of the NOVA laser. Largest glass filter in the world. Neodymium doped borosilicate glass.