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Review of optical glasses: current applications and future needs
Author(s): Marilyn J. Dodge
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Paper Abstract

High-precision optical systems demanded by much of today's advanced technology requires a renewed interest in optical glasses. Improvements in the manufacturing process of established optical glass, and the development of new specialty glasses (e.g., low index, high index, UV, or IR glasses) makes glass a viable option for many applications that heretofore required the use of other less desirable materials, such as hygroscopic crystals, or materials with a high thermal coefficient of refractive index. A review of current applications for optical glass and a look at future needs are discussed.

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Date Published: 21 October 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2287, Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass III, (21 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190955
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Marilyn J. Dodge, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2287:
Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass III
Alexander J. Marker, Editor(s)

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