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Current status of the preparation of optical solids by the sol-gel method
Author(s): Sumio Sakka
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Paper Abstract

The sol-gel synthesis of materials consists of preparation of a solution homogeneous at the molecular level and solution-to-gel conversion of the solution near room temperature. This assures low temperature processing of optical materials of new compositions and various microstructures in a variety of shapes. Due to these advantages, the sol-gel method is suited for the creation and development of high technology optical solids. This paper reviews the sol-gel processing of optical materials and describes the optical solids prepared so far.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1758, Sol-Gel Optics II, (7 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131995
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Sumio Sakka, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1758:
Sol-Gel Optics II
John D. Mackenzie, Editor(s)

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