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Oxide Glasses With Superior Infrared Transmission
Author(s): William H. Dumbaugh
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Paper Abstract

The glass-forming areas of two new systems based on the oxides of lead, gallium, and bismuth and cadmium, gallium, and bismuth have been mapped out. These glasses can be melted at 1000°C for 20 minutes and cast into homogeneous pieces at least as large as 30 mm X 30 mm X 15 mm. Their expansion coefficients (25°C-200°C) range from 83 X 10-7/°C to 112 X 10-7/°C, and they are relatively soft with Knoop hardness (100g) in the 225 region. The refractive index (ND) is in the vicinity of 2.4. The lower absorption edge is about 470 nm (yellow color) but they transmit out to 81m in 2 mm thickness. This is the best infrared transmission for any oxide glass which is sufficiently stable to devitrificationon cooling from the melt to enable sizeable pieces to be formed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 December 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0505, Advances in Optical Materials, (26 December 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.964633
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William H. Dumbaugh, Corning Glass Works (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0505:
Advances in Optical Materials
Solomon Musikant, Editor(s)

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