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Applications Of Infrared Transmitting Glasses In Electro-Optic Systems
Author(s): Paul Klocek; B. M. Kale
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Paper Abstract

The electro-optical applications of infrared transmitting materials are extensive. The IR transmitting glasses which are being developed and investigated for these applications will be briefly reviewed. Glasses offer ease of formability particularly for fiber optics and the potential for obtaining the lowest theoretical losses in the material. A review of the industrial and military electro-optical applications of these glasses will be presented. New families of infrared transmitting glasses have been discovered which may have advantages over the existing infrared transmitting materials which are typically used as bulk optics in electro-optical applications. In addition, the availability of infrared transmitting fiber optics, in the relatively near term, is an exciting prospect because such fibers will allow a new degree of freedom in systems' design. This paper examines the properties of the newer infrared transmitting glasses and their usefulness in commercial and military systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0344, Infrared Sensor Technology, (28 December 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933757
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Klocek, Barnes Engineering Company (United States)
B. M. Kale, Barnes Engineering Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0344:
Infrared Sensor Technology
Reinhard D. Ennulat, Editor(s)

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