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Advancements in chalcogenide glass design and manufacturing (Conference Presentation)
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Paper Abstract

Chalcogenide glasses have been steadily advancing infrared imaging capabilities and systems since the mid 1900s. Rochester Precision Optics has recently invested in bolstering their infrared glass manufacturing capabilities. While vertically integrating to reduce costs and to support the current and expanding demand for their precision glass molding, diamond turning, and assemblies that use the classic chalcogenide glasses; the optical design team has been able to capitalize on the new infrared materials further expanding the infrared optical glass map for S.W.A.P. enhancement in their designs. The focus of this work is to highlight some of the capabilities and recent innovations in chalcogenide glass manufacturing leading to low cost methods of producing optical materials, elements, unique or previously difficult geometries.

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Date Published: 14 May 2019
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Proc. SPIE 10998, Advanced Optics for Imaging Applications: UV through LWIR IV, 1099806 (14 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2519106
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Peter F. Wachtel, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
J. David Musgraves, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
George P. Lindberg, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
John P. Deegan, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
Jamie L. Ramsey, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10998:
Advanced Optics for Imaging Applications: UV through LWIR IV
Jay N. Vizgaitis; Peter L. Marasco; Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Editor(s)

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