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Radiation-resistant optical glasses
Author(s): Alexander J. Marker; Joseph S. Hayden; Burkhard Speit
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Paper Abstract

Hostile environments created by short wavelength electromagnetic radiation (UV, X-ray and gamma-radiation) or from particle fluxes (alpha-particles, beta-particles, protons, and neutrons), can produce discoloration within optical glasses. The associated loss in transmission is detrimental to the performance of any optical system and must be eliminated or reduced to a manageable level. For applications within these hostile environments, radiation-stabilized optical glasses have been developed. To optimize system performance, optical glasses which have been stabilized for applications within the particular radiation environment must be selected. If the environment is a mixture of radiation fields, compromises are called for.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1485, Reflective and Refractive Optical Materials for Earth and Space Applications, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46531
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander J. Marker, Schott Glass Technologies Inc. (United States)
Joseph S. Hayden, Schott Glass Technologies Inc. (United States)
Burkhard Speit, Schott Glaswerke Mainz (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1485:
Reflective and Refractive Optical Materials for Earth and Space Applications
Max J. Riedl; Robert R. Hale; Thomas B. Parsonage, Editor(s)

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