Fused Silica? Fused Quartz? What is the difference?
Fused Silica (also known as Synthetic Fused Silica) is made from a silicon-rich chemical precursor, usually using a continuous flame hydrolysis process, which involves chemical gasification of silicon, oxidation of this gas to silicon dioxide, and thermal fusion of the resulting dust (although there are alternative processes).Synthetic Fused Silica - Thorlabs,fused silica makes it the first choice material for inclusion free material according to the ISO 10110 for microlithography illumination, excimer laser optics, beam deliveries, laser fusion and a wide range of other optical applications. The amorphous synthetic fused silica SiO 2 of high purity com-plete the application range ofCrystal quartz (SiO2) and Fused Silica - mt-berlin,Crystal quartz (SiO2) is a very useful material for fabrication of finished optics: laser beamsplitters, AO elements, polarizing optics, prisms, windows, lenses in the ultraviolet because of its high UV, VIS and NIR transmittance, birefringence, ability to rotate plane polarized light, high damage threshold and resistance to scratching.