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Intelligent material design for infrared optics (Conference Presentation)

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This talk will address the ideas of intelligent material design when applied to infrared-transparent glasses. By using literature data as a jumping-off point, glass properties can be reduced to mathematical equations whose simultaneous solution results in a material with specifically targeted optical properties such as index and dispersion, as well as targeted mechanical properties such as glass transition temperature and coefficient of thermal expansion. Using this design approach eliminates the need for the scattershot trial-and-error method by which novel chalcogenide glass compositions are currently designed. Examples relevant to current infrared optical systems and their SWaP reduction will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2019
Proc. SPIE 11175, Optifab 2019, 111750V (18 November 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2536681
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J. David Musgraves, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
George Lindberg, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
Peter Wachtel, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
John Deegan, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11175:
Optifab 2019
Blair L. Unger; Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Editor(s)

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