Color Filter Glass from HOYA OPTICS: Leading supplier of advanced optical materials & components
Color Filter Glass : Products & Services

HOYA CORPORATION manufactures and markets the highest quality monolithic color filter glass. Our offerings encompass a wide range spectral characteristics spanning from the ultraviolet to the infrared region. Each filter transmission spectrum is determined by the highest purity chemical composition with precise control of the glass melting process. This results in the highest degree of product consistency and reliability. The HOYA filter glass line has earned a reputation of excellence across many industries.

Standard products are supplied in the following dimensions:

Polished 165 x 165 x 2.5 mm
Polished 50 x 50 x 2.5 mm
Unpolished 165 x 165 x 4-5 mm
Unpolished 165 x 165 x 8-10 mm

* Custom thicknesses as low as 0.5mm are avaliable upon request

Custom Requirements:

  • Custom sizes and thickness are readily available
  • Wide range of coatings can be applied
  • Thermal strengthening
  • Stringent tolerances and surface finish


  • Machine Vision
  • CRT Displays/LCD/FED
  • CCD
  • UV Trans-Illuminator
  • Electronic Instrumentation
  • Night Vision
  • Imaging
  • Calibration
  • Telecommunication
  • Medical Devices

Filter Glass Types

  • Sharp Cut Filters (L, Y, O, R)
    Sharp cut filters are defined as filters that cut off as much as possible of the wavelength light shorter than a specific wavelength, while transmitting as much of longer wavelength light as possible, within a wavelength range of 259nm to 800nm.
  • Infrared Transmitting Filters (R, IR, RM)
    Infrared-transmitting filters absorb most of the visible region and transmit the infrared region. They are widely used in light sources for such purposes as infrared warning systems and night-vision equipment.
  • Blue Filters (B)
    Blue Filters transmit light in the blue spectrum and are named after the wavelength at which their transmittance attains the maximum value. They are used for 3-color separations, selection of wavelengths, and color compensation.
  • Green Filters (G)
    Green filters transmit a relatively narrow wavelength band centered around light in the green spectrum and are named after the wavelength at which their transmittance attains the maximum value.
  • Light Balancing Filters (LA, LB)
    Amber Filters (LA) are used to lower color temperature by shifting Mired value from +20 to +200. Blue Filters (LB) are used to raise color temperature by shifting Mired from -20 to -200.
  • Color Compensating Filters (C)
    Color compensating filters control light in the blue, green, and red regions of the visible spectrum, and include the cyan series and magenta series.
  • Neutral Density Filters (ND)
    These filters possess level spectral transmittance characteristics in the visible region, and are numbered with the average value of transmittances at 10nm steps in the 400nm to 700nm range.
  • Heat Absorbing Filters (HA)
    These slightly bluish glass filters feature high transmittance in the visible region and good absorption of heat rays (infrared rays).
  • Ultraviolet Transmitting, Visible Absorbing Filters (U)
    These are dark glass filters, nearly black, which transmit the ultraviolet region but absorb the visible spectrum. They transmit slightly in the near-infrared region.
  • Multiband Calibration Filters (V, H, Y)
    V-10 and V-30 contain neodymium, and HY-1, holmium. All three filters exhibit outstanding absorption at specific wavelength. The filters are used for wavelength calibration and V-10 as a dual-color-type filter.

Note: The listed data are standard value. Because of continuous product improvement, the various data listed are subject to change without notice.