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Amorphous materials molded IR lens progress report
Author(s): A. Ray Hilton; James McCord; Ronald Timm; R. A. Le Blanc
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Paper Abstract

Amorphous Materials began in 2000 a joint program with Lockheed Martin in Orlando to develop molding technology required to produce infrared lenses from chalcogenide glasses. Preliminary results were reported at this SPIE meeting by Amy Graham1 in 2003. The program ended in 2004. Since that time, AMI has concentrated on improving results from two low softening glasses, Amtir 4&5. Both glasses have been fully characterized and antireflection coatings have been developed for each. Lenses have been molded from both glasses, from Amtir 6 and from C1 Core glass. A Zygo unit is used to evaluate the results of each molded lens as a guide to improving the molding process. Expansion into a larger building has provided room for five production molding units. Molded lens sizes have ranged from 8 mm to 136 mm in diameter. Recent results will be presented

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6940, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV, 69400Q (15 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.781879
Show Author Affiliations
A. Ray Hilton, Amorphous Materials Inc. (United States)
James McCord, Amorphous Materials Inc. (United States)
Ronald Timm, Amorphous Materials Inc. (United States)
R. A. Le Blanc, Amorphous Materials Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6940:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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