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Porous optical composites
Author(s): Scott T. Reed; Carol S. Ashley; C. Jeffrey Brinker; Robert J. Walko; R. Ellefson; John Gill
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Paper Abstract

Previous studies have shown that sol-gel matrices are excellent low temperature hosts for various optically-active materials, both organic and inorganic. Optical properties of these composites depend upon such factors as the structure of the matrix and size, shape, and degree of dispersion of the optically-active phase. We discuss factors that control the shrinkage and clarity of silicate aerogel host matrices and report on novel composites in which the optical properties are controlled by solid-vapor and/or solid-liquid reactions within the host matrix.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1328, Sol-Gel Optics, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22561
Show Author Affiliations
Scott T. Reed, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Carol S. Ashley, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
C. Jeffrey Brinker, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Robert J. Walko, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
R. Ellefson, EG&G Mound Applied Technologies (United States)
John Gill, EG&G Mound Applied Technologies (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1328:
Sol-Gel Optics
John D. Mackenzie; Donald R. Ulrich, Editor(s)

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