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Toughened Optical Materials
Author(s): R. M. Cannon; T. D. Ketcham; T. W. Coyle
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Paper Abstract

Several methods exist for significantly' improving the strength and fracture toughness of ceramics. Analysis of these techniques indicates several should be applicable for optical window materials provided the morphologies and the physical and optical properties of the microstructural constituents are properly selected. Recent experimental results support the view that one of the most promising of these involves toughening with dispersions of (Zr,Hf)02, particularly when the dispersion size and refractive index match with the matrix can be suitably controlled.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 1982
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 0297, Emerging Optical Materials, (26 February 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932499
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R. M. Cannon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
T. D. Ketcham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
T. W. Coyle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


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

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