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Highly transparent silicone materials
Author(s): Jon V. DeGroot; Ann Norris; Shedric O. Glover; Terry V. Clapp
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Paper Abstract

Silicone based polymers possess a unique set of properties that makes them highly suitable for optical applications. In addition to their excellent thermal stability, mechanical properties, and ease of processing, they are highly transparent in the ultraviolet, visible, and selected bands of the near-IR spectra. The loss and absorption characteristics for a variety of silicone based polymers are examined and an example of a recently developed ultra-violet transparent polymer coating that is UV cured illustrates the flexibility of the silicone polymer family to be tailored to meet specific application needs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5517, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials IV, (15 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.557665
Show Author Affiliations
Jon V. DeGroot, Dow Corning Corp. (United States)
Ann Norris, Dow Corning Corp. (United States)
Shedric O. Glover, Dow Corning Corp. (United States)
Terry V. Clapp, Dow Corning Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5517:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials IV
Robert A. Norwood; Manfred Eich; Mark G. Kuzyk, Editor(s)

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