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Scattering properties of hot isostatic pressed multispectral zinc sulfide
Author(s): Marcus Trost; Nadja Felde; Sven Schröder; Shay Joseph; Arit Shienmann
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Paper Abstract

A common window material for applications that require the simultaneous use of visible and infrared wavelengths is zinc sulfide, which offers a high transmittance between 400 nm and 12 μm. Depending on the manufacturing process, zinc sulfide can, however, exhibit large scattering losses (>10%) which degrade the imaging quality in particular in the visible spectral range. In this contribution, the different sources for light scattering such as volume imperfections, surface roughness, and subsurface damage are analyzed individually for hot isostatic pressed chemical vapor deposited zinc sulfide and correlated to the structural properties resulting from the fabrication process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10179, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials XV, 101790D (3 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262552
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Marcus Trost, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
Nadja Felde, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
Sven Schröder, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
Shay Joseph, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Arit Shienmann, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10179:
Window and Dome Technologies and Materials XV
Brian J. Zelinski, Editor(s)

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