Frequently Asked Questions

Germanium windows are used in optical instruments for applications such as thermal imaging, spectroscopy, and with monochromatic light sources like quantum cascade lasers.

Germanium (Ge) Optical Components offer high performance in the Infrared (IR) spectrum without the need for Infrared (IR) anti-reflection coatings. They also have a high Knoop Hardness, making them ideal for rugged infrared applications.

Germanium windows should be used at temperatures below 100°C to avoid thermal runaway, which causes a decrease in transmission as temperature increases.

Germanium has a high density of 5.33 g/cm3, which should be considered when designing weight-sensitive systems.

Yes, Germanium windows are typically available in a variety of sizes. For availability, please contact us.

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