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Comparative Study Of Advanced IR Transmissive Materials
Author(s): J. A. Cox; D. Greenlaw; G. Terry; K. McHenry; L. Fielder
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Paper Abstract

Six advanced MWIR transmissive materials have been selected for a comprehensive investigation to measure and compare their optical and mechanical properties. The six materials are: sapphire; A1ON (5A1N*9A1203); cubic zirconia (Zr02*9.4%mo Y203); spinel (MgO*A1203) fabricated by three processes; lanthana-doped yttria (Y203*9%La203) fabricated by three processes; and yttria (Y203). The following experiments have been performed on samples of each material: -thermal variation of transmittance -thermal variation of fracture strength - color center absorption A summary of the measured data is presented for each material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 1986
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 0683, Infrared and Optical Transmitting Materials, (19 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936416
Show Author Affiliations
J. A. Cox, Honeywell, Inc. (United States)
D. Greenlaw, Honeywell, Inc. (United States)
G. Terry, Honeywell, Inc. (United States)
K. McHenry, Honeywell, Inc. (United States)
L. Fielder, Honeywell, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0683:
Infrared and Optical Transmitting Materials
Robert W. Schwartz, Editor(s)

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