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Molded GASIR infrared optics for automotive applications
Author(s): Y. Guimond; Y. Bellec
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Paper Abstract

Umicore IR Glass has developed an industrial process to manufacture low cost chalcogenide glasses. These materials called GASIR® are transparent in the 3-5 and 8-12 μm atmospheric windows which allows to use them in all the sensing and thermal imaging applications where Germanium and ZnSe usually stands. During the past 5 years, Umicore has developed and produced with and for its customers various GASIR ® optics in low and medium volume for military and civilian applications. But from the beginning of last year, the company is also very active in the automotive market. For that reason, a huge work of development on optics quality has been done to comply with automotive requests. Umicore's GASIR ® optics are used for instance in the night vision system that BMW launched in September 2005 on its 7-series. This system which will be described in this paper was developed by Umicore's customer, automotive TIER1 producer Autoliv.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6206, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXII, 62062L (18 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668887
Show Author Affiliations
Y. Guimond, Umicore IR Glass (France)
Y. Bellec, Umicore IR Glass (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6206:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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