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Advances in low-cost long-wave infrared polymer windows
Author(s): Wayne A. Weimer; Paul Klocek
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Paper Abstract

Recent improvements in engineered polymeric material compositions and advances in processing methodologies developed and patented at Raytheon Systems Company have produced long wave IR windows at exceptionally low costs. These UV stabilized, high strength windows incorporating subwavelength structured antireflection surfaces are enabling IR imaging systems to penetrate commercial markets and will reduce the cost of systems delivered to the military. The optical and mechanical properties of these windows will be discussed in detail with reference to the short and long-term impact on military IR imaging systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3705, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials VI, (26 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354632
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Wayne A. Weimer, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)
Paul Klocek, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3705:
Window and Dome Technologies and Materials VI
Randal W. Tustison, Editor(s)

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