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Wax Films Used As Infrared Photographic Recording Medium
Author(s): R. A. Lessard; L. Guenette; R. Beaulieu
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Paper Abstract

Experiments have been conducted to record infrared images using wax films as photographic material. The thin films used which were prepared by Dip Coating Method have been deposited on glass plates. As indicated in a previous paper, the thickness of wax films has been chosen to be approximately 0.6 μm. An investigation has been conducted to study the possibility of lowering the intensity threshold needed to photograph infrared images. Good results have been obtained when the photographic plates are preheated; so, the 0.4 J/cm2 required previously is now reduced. Moreover infrared images obtained are seen as surface deformation of the recording medium and, by using a conventional photographic system, the final picture is achieved under an appropriate illumination.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1982
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0304, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology VII, (31 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932686
Show Author Affiliations
R. A. Lessard, Universite Laval (Canada)
L. Guenette, Universite Laval (Canada)
R. Beaulieu, Universite Laval (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0304:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology VII
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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