Types of FUSED SILICA WAFER
WaferPro offers top quality Fused Silica glass wafers manufactured from the following substrate materials.
Ultraviolet Grade Fused Silica – JGS1
Ultraviolet Grade Fused Silica wafers encompass a high transparency in the ultraviolet spectral range. The transmission in the VIS and UV is approx. 90 % hence only reflection losses and drops between 220 and 150 nm down to 0 %. In the infrared range, the comparable high OH-concentration of normally 1000 ppm which causes absorption bands for wavelengths > 1.2 μm.
Optical Grade Fused Quartz – JGS2
The transmission range of significantly cheaper JGS2 wafers is shifted towards longer wavelengths when compared with JGS1 wafers. In this case, UV-absorption starts below approx. 270 nm wavelengths, while in the VIS and IR the transmission is approximately 90 % up to approximately 2 μm wavelength as a result of lower OH-concentration (typ. < 300 ppm).
Full Spectrum Fused Silica – JGS3
These are wafers which are comparatively more expensive than the others. These wafers encompass very low OH-content (typ. < 10 ppm) showing a high transparency of > 80 % over a broad spectral range of approximately 200 nm – 3 μm, and approximately 90 % in the wavelength range 250 – 2.5 μm.