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Reflectivity Changes In Optical Baffle Materials Following Pulsed Electron Bombardment
Author(s): Mark M. Nordberg; Christopher J. Von Benken; Edward A. Johnson
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Paper Abstract

We present experimental work performed on optical baffle materials to determine reflectivity changes in the materials following pulsed electron bombardment. Many optical systems require baffle materials capable of withstanding modest levels of low-energy particle pulses with little change in the surface characteristics of the material. Analysis of currently available baffle materials not only provides information concerning current optical system capabilities, but also enables understanding of baffle failure mechanisms which could help in the development of more durable baffle materials. Results show that most optical baffle materials are susceptible to pulsed electron bombardment such that the materials exhibit a change in surface reflectivity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1050, Infrared Systems and Components III, (30 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951444
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Mark M. Nordberg, Spire Corporation (United States)
Christopher J. Von Benken, Spire Corporation (United States)
Edward A. Johnson, Spire Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1050:
Infrared Systems and Components III
Robert L. Caswell, Editor(s)

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