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Chemically Vapor Deposited Silicon Carbide (SiC) For Optical Applications
Author(s): Michael A. Pickering; Raymond L. Taylor; Joseph T. Keeley; George A. Graves
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Paper Abstract

Important physical, optical, thermal, and mechanical properties of cubic (β) silicon carbide produced via a bulk chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process, developed at CVD Incorporated, are presented in this paper. The material's properties make it an ideal candidate material for optical components for LIDAR mirrors, solar collectors and concentrators, and astronomical telescopes. The CVD process has been scaled to produce large monolithic pieces of bulk SiC, i.e. disks up to 60-cm (24-in) diameter and plates up to 76-cm (30-in) long by 46-cm (18-in) wide with thickness up to 13 mm (0.5 in).

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1989
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1118, Space Optical Materials and Space Qualification of Optics, (26 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960942
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Michael A. Pickering, Morton International/CVD Incorporated (United States)
Raymond L. Taylor, Morton International/CVD Incorporated (United States)
Joseph T. Keeley, Morton International/CVD Incorporated (United States)
George A. Graves, University of Dayton Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1118:
Space Optical Materials and Space Qualification of Optics
Robert R. Hale, Editor(s)

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