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Some Current Directions In The Development Of Optical Materials
Author(s): Solomon Musikant
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Paper Abstract

This paper samples the current open literature in order to delineate trends in advanced optical materials. Recent symposia on this general subject have been sponsored by the Society of Photo-optical and Instrumentation Engineers (1981, 1982, and the current 1983 meeting) and an analysis of these papers has been made along with other related publications. Significant development is evident in ultraviolet and infrared transmitting materials, laser windows, special glasses, glasses for fiber optics, improved resistance of optical materials to a variety of stressful environments, and improved optical blacks. Interest in scattering and reduction of scattering in bulk optical materials and from surfaces continues to be a subject of research. Improved instruments for measuring scattering are in development. Additional current optical materials technology thrusts are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 1983
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0400, New Optical Materials, (18 September 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935469
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Solomon Musikant, General Electric Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0400:
New Optical Materials
Solomon Musikant; Josette Dupuy, Editor(s)

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