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Characterization of infrared materials EU 1269-Belgium: research results of the first year
Author(s): Piet Union; Peter F. Muys; Dirk Vyncke; Ben Depuydt; Pierre Michel Boone
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Paper Abstract

We report on the characterization of infrared materials using a phase measuring Twyman Green interferometer at 10.6 micron. Parameters studied are refractive index, wavefront distortion and optical homogeneity. The materials which were considered are CVD diamond, germanium and zinc selenide. Residual stresses coming from the manufacturing process and thermal stresses generated by absorption of carbon-dioxide laser light were measured and modeled.

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Date Published: 20 November 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2870, Third International Workshop on Laser Beam and Optics Characterization, (20 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259938
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Piet Union, Radius Engineering NV (Belgium)
Peter F. Muys, Radius Engineering NV (Belgium)
Dirk Vyncke, Union Miniere NV (Belgium)
Ben Depuydt, Univ. of Gent (Belgium)
Pierre Michel Boone, Univ. of Gent (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2870:
Third International Workshop on Laser Beam and Optics Characterization
Michel Morin; Adolf Giesen, Editor(s)

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