Optical Grade Fused Quartz: JGS2 (China), equivalent to Homosil 1, 2 & 3 (Heraeus), Dynasil 1000 & 4000 and 5000 & 6000 (Dynasil) Optical Grade Fused Quartz (JGS2) provides good UV and visible transmission. It has almost the same physical and chemical properties with JGS1. However only in thin & small sheet pieces, JGS2 is virtually bubble-free. Elements built from larger pieces will most likely contain bubbles, so application should not be sensitive to these inclusions. But in cases where simple light gathering and strong mechanical properties are the primary goals, JGS2 grade provides excellent performance at a low price.
Ideal Applications for JGS2:
Condenser optics not concerned with scatter or distortion
High temperature and pressure applications
Optical flats, microscope slides and sight glasses