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Production of infrared-transmitting chalcogenide glasses
Author(s): Albert Ray Hilton Sr.; James McCord; Glen Whaley
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Paper Abstract

Chalcogenide glasses have been produced commercially for use in infrared systems for almost 50 years. Only three glass compositions in the western world have been produced and used in ton quantities: As2S3, Ge33As12Se55, and Ge28Sb12Se60. Production of these three compositions at Amorphous Materials will be discussed. Physical properties of the glasses will be compared and related to the properties of other IR optical materials. Drawing of chalcogenide glass fibers at Amorphous Materials will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1998
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3424, Inorganic Optical Materials, (23 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323763
Show Author Affiliations
Albert Ray Hilton Sr., Amorphous Materials, Inc. (United States)
James McCord, Amorphous Materials, Inc. (United States)
Glen Whaley, Amorphous Materials, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3424:
Inorganic Optical Materials
Alexander J. Marker III, Editor(s)

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