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Space radiation sensitivity of glasses: first results toward a comprehensive dose coefficients database
Author(s): Michel Fruit; Andrei I. Gusarov; Dominic B. Doyle; Gerd Joachim Ulbrich; Alex Hermanne
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Paper Abstract

Radiation sensitivity of glass is a general concern for the designer of space optical instruments. It has been proposed that the effect of radiation can be described within the dose coefficient approximation. In the paper we discuss the effect of gamma and proton radiation on the transmission and the refractive index of a number of commercial optical glasses. This experimental study is intended for establishment of a data-base, which will be useful to predict the effect of space radiation on optical systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4134, Photonics for Space Environments VII, (26 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405352
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Michel Fruit, Astrium (France)
Andrei I. Gusarov, Faculte Polytechnique de Mons and SCK-CEN--Belgium Nuclear Research Ctr. (Belgium)
Dominic B. Doyle, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Gerd Joachim Ulbrich, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Alex Hermanne, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4134:
Photonics for Space Environments VII
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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