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Optical properties: a trip through the glass map
Author(s): Alexander J. Marker
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Paper Abstract

Optical properties, especially refractive index, dispersion, and transmission, are discussed by glass family. The uniqueness of these properties is determined by the composition; an understanding of which makes evident why there often must be a compromise between the desired optical properties and undesirable secondary properties such as size limitations, glass quality, workability, and chemical resistance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 1535, Passive Materials for Optical Elements, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48304
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Alexander J. Marker, Schott Glass Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1535:
Passive Materials for Optical Elements
Gary W. Wilkerson, Editor(s)

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