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Polycarbonate Filters

The laser experts at VS Eyewear, Inc. have developed a complete line of absorptive filters in polycarbonate for maximum protection. Polycarbonate filters are lightweight, impact-resistant, and generally more affordable than glass filters. Our polycarbonate filters offer a variety of wavelength absorption and broadband filter capabilities. With new technology, we can achieve higher visual light transmission in polycarbonate than ever before. Our laser experts are well-versed in dyes associated with absorption of particular wavelengths, and we regularly formulate custom filters to a customer’s specifications.

Polycarbonate Filter Key Features:

   • Lightweight
   • Most economical material
   • Best suited for low- to mid-power density laser applications

Glass Filters

There are several power levels and wavelengths that can only be protected from with glass. Glass filters typically render a higher visual light transmission. Our laser experts have worked extensively on developing a glass filter line that is comprehensive for the ever growing varieties of applicable laser operations, and are capable of creating custom glass filters to a customer’s specifications. We can also combine glass filters for hard-to-solve applications, and we can achieve higher OD levels with the same wavelength properties by increasing thickness in most of our glass filters.

Glass Filter Key Features:

   • Generally high visible light transmission
   • Excellent color balance
   • Best suited for mid- to high-power density laser applications