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Chalcogen halides IR glasses
Author(s): Jacques Lucas; Xhang Hua Zhang; Gilles Fonteneau; Hong Li Ma; Chantal Blanchetiere; Herve L'Helgoualch
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Paper Abstract

New infrared glasses based on chalcogen halides specially tellurium halide are described. These TeX glasses exhibit low optical loss in the 8 - 12 micrometers region and a strong dependence of their thermal properties on the chemical composition. The variation of the refractive index versus temperature T, wavelength (lambda) and composition leads to information on optical dispersion. These ductile, plastic glasses can be molded with an excellent duplication of optical surface and drawn into IR optical fibers with attenuation as low as 0.2 dB/m in the 8 micrometers region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1760, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials III, (14 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130791
Show Author Affiliations
Jacques Lucas, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
Xhang Hua Zhang, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
Gilles Fonteneau, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
Hong Li Ma, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
Chantal Blanchetiere, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
Herve L'Helgoualch, Univ. de Rennes I (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1760:
Window and Dome Technologies and Materials III
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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