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Gallium Arsenide Infrared Windows For High-Speed Airborne Applications
Author(s): M. J. Brau; L. E. Stone; M. W. Boucher
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Paper Abstract

Large (7- by 16-inch) plates of semi-insulating gallium arsenide suitable for use as external infrared transmitting windows were grown using a unique compounding process. The plates were grown in an open tube system, the gallium arsenide being solidified from a stoichiometric melt. Detailed growth conditions are discussed. The optical and physical properties of this material are compared with other candidate infrared (IR) optical materials. In addition, some results of captive flight tests comparing gallium arsenide with germanium are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0297, Emerging Optical Materials, (26 February 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932483
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M. J. Brau, Texas Instruments (United States)
L. E. Stone, Texas Instruments (United States)
M. W. Boucher, Texas Instruments (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0297:
Emerging Optical Materials
Solomon Musikant, Editor(s)

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