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Optics in hostile environments
Author(s): Philip J. Rogers
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Paper Abstract

The requirement of not just survival but high performance operation in a hostile environment is a fundamental consideration in some optical systems. The paper details the effects of -- and compensation for -- deep-sea immersion, variable air-pressure and humidity, and a variety of thermal perturbations. The deleterious effects on optical materials resulting from a selection of hostile environments, including that of high radiation levels, are also considered and suggestions made concerning the optimum choice of materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1781, Specification and Measurement of Optical Systems, (1 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140965
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Philip J. Rogers, Pilkington Optronics (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1781:
Specification and Measurement of Optical Systems
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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