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Chalcogenide glasses for passive FLIR systems
Author(s): Albert Ray Hilton
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Paper Abstract

The use of chalcogenide non-oxide glasses as infrared optical materials began with the development of a commercial process to produce As2S3 glass around 1950. The volume production of FLIR systems in the 80s meant that such glasses were produced annually in `ton' quantities. Methods of production for the most commonly used glasses will be discussed. Optical and related physical properties; absorption, refractive index, thermal change in refractive index and optical homogeneity results for all passive IR materials used in FLIRS will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2018, Passive Materials for Optical Elements II, (6 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165238
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Albert Ray Hilton, Amorphous Materials, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2018:
Passive Materials for Optical Elements II
Gary W. Wilkerson, Editor(s)

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