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Production of large single-crystal elements for optical applications
Author(s): Keith B. Hutton; James R. Telfer
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Paper Abstract

The manufacture of large single crystals for optical applications presents many challenges to crystal growers and processors. Although the general trend for optical device sizes is to produce smaller units, there is still demand for producing crystal materials for large aperture optics such as windows and lenses. These applications continue to become more demanding in terms of size, homogeneity and surface finish and there are many areas of manufacture which require a significant amount of skill rather than scientific input.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4411, Large Lenses and Prisms, (5 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454873
Show Author Affiliations
Keith B. Hutton, Thermo Hilger Crystals Ltd. (United Kingdom)
James R. Telfer, Thermo Hilger Crystals Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4411:
Large Lenses and Prisms
Richard G. Bingham; David D. Walker, Editor(s)

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