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Radiation Effects On Optical Components
Author(s): M. J. Treadaway; B. C. Passenheim
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Paper Abstract

This paper is a brief overview of the effects of radiation on transparent optical components. The results of extensive measurements on ten commonly used optical glasses are reviewed and related to the performance of optical systems in radiation environments. Physical models and formula which describe the response of these materials to radiation are discussed. Simplified test procedures that will adequately parameterize the growth and bleaching of radiation darkening are outlined. Radioluminescence efficiency in glass is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1978
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0121, Optics in Adverse Environments I, (20 January 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.955759
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M. J. Treadaway, I RT Corporation (United States)
B. C. Passenheim, IRT Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0121:
Optics in Adverse Environments I
Enrique Bernal G.; Harry V. Winsor, Editor(s)

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