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A new moldable infrared glass for thermal imaging and low cost sensing
Author(s): Y. Guimond; Y. Bellec; K. Rogers
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Paper Abstract

Umicore, known for its activities in the infrared materials and molded optics, this year launches a new infrared glass called GASIR® 3. This material can be molded using Umicore's proprietary molding technology and allows serving a wide range of new markets. Examples are a new automotive commercial application and sensing applications with their need for very small optics. Parallel to the materials development, a new coating has been developed by Umicore that allows the use of GASIR® molded optics in extremely harsh environments. The extreme performance of this new type of coating which complies with the toughest military specs will also be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6542, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIII, 654225 (14 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719421
Show Author Affiliations
Y. Guimond, Umicore IR Glass (France)
Y. Bellec, Umicore IR Glass (France)
K. Rogers, Umicore Coating Services (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6542:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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