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Development of IR-emitting infrared fibers at the Naval Research Laboratory
Author(s): L. Brandon Shaw; Brian J. Cole; Jasbinder Singh Sanghera; Ishwar D. Aggarwal; Frederic H. Kung; Shyam S. Bayya; Reza Mossadegh; Peter A. Thielen; James R. Kircher; Robert Lee Murrer
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Paper Abstract

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been developing high brightness mid-wave IR emitting fibers for HWIL testing. These fibers, based upon rare-earth doped chalcogenide glass, emit from 3.5 - 5 m and are capable of simulating very high temperatures in this band. To date, temperatures of 2400 K have been simulated. The fiber sources operate at room temperature, are environmentally tolerant, and can be formed into fiber bundles with high fill factors and low pixel to pixel cross- talk for IR scene generation. In this paper, we will present the spectral output, temporal response, temperature simulation and output uniformity of the mid-wave IR emitting fibers. The potential for long-wave IR emitting fiber sources will also be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4366, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing VI, (31 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438060
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L. Brandon Shaw, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Brian J. Cole, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jasbinder Singh Sanghera, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ishwar D. Aggarwal, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Frederic H. Kung, Univ. Research Foundation (United States)
Shyam S. Bayya, Univ. Research Foundation (United States)
Reza Mossadegh, Univ. Research Foundation (United States)
Peter A. Thielen, SFA, Inc. (United States)
James R. Kircher, AEgis Technologies Group (United States)
Robert Lee Murrer, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4366:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing VI
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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