The properties of our product make it the material of choice
for large windows and lenses in ICF laboratories.
Corning's HPFS® 7980 Standard Grade Fused Silica is being used for windows in high-energy lasers that support Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) research. ICF experiments are key to fusion ignition research and support.
- The maintenance of nuclear stockpiles without underground testing
- Exploring fusion as a source of electric power
- Insight into the origins of the universe
- Investigating theories in astrophysics
Corning 7980 fused silica is the material of choice for large windows and lenses in ICF laboratories given its ability to meet low birefringence and exceptional index homogeneity specifications over very large sizes.