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Optical Glass Technology
Author(s): Alexander J. Marker
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Paper Abstract

Any critical review of the technology associated with geometrical optics must certainly include a discussion of optical glass. Optical glass is a material which is familiar to all optical designers; however, few designers are familiar with the manufacturing process. This article considers optical glass from a manufacturer's point of view, with the goal of pre-senting a perspective which may help the designer to better understand why all his desired properties cannot be fulfilled and what compromises must be made. Also discussed is the meaning of terms used to quantify the inhomogeneities found in optical glass.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 1985
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0531, Geometrical Optics, (26 July 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946499
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Alexander J. Marker, Schott Glass Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0531:
Geometrical Optics
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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