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Techniques For The Preparation Of Bulk High Optical Quality Heavy Metal Fluoride Glasses
Author(s): J. J. Hutta; M. J. Suscavage; M. G. Drexhage; O. H. El-Bayoumi
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Paper Abstract

A new approach to the fabrication of bulk samples of heavy metal fluoride glasses with high optical quality is described. The method makes use of a sealed, modified crystal growth furnace coupled with careful attention to raw materials preparation and handling. A series of 12 fluorozirconate glasses and 2 fluorohafnate glasses prepared via the method were examined in terms of optical and physical properties, and compared with samples made by more conventional approaches. Glasses fabricated using the new technique consistently exhibit low levels of both light scattering and bulk OH content, along with very reproducible hardness, thermal parameters and UV and IR edge absorption behavior.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0484, Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers III, (16 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943146
Show Author Affiliations
J. J. Hutta, Rome Air Development Center (United States)
M. J. Suscavage, Rome Air Development Center (United States)
M. G. Drexhage, Rome Air Development Center (United States)
O. H. El-Bayoumi, Rome Air Development Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0484:
Infrared Optical Materials and Fibers III
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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