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Heavy Metal Fluoride Glasses. A New Class Of Optical Materials For Visible And Mid I.R.
Author(s): Jacques Lucas; Gilles Fonteneau; Marcel Poulain
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Paper Abstract

Heavy metal fluoride glasses offer considerable potential interest for a wide variety of applications in visible and mid I.R., such as optical waveguides, I.R. domes, windows, laser hosts, etc... ZrF4 based glasses with a transmission in the 0,2 - 7 μm band, and ThF4-ZnF2 based glasses with an I.R. absorption edge in the 8-9 μm region, are potential ultratransparent materials for the 3-5 μm window. The main characteristics of these two classes of vitreous materials are detailed here, including preparation, manufacturing, optical and thermal properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 1983
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0400, New Optical Materials, (18 September 1983);
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Jacques Lucas, Universite de Rennes-Beaulieu (France)
Gilles Fonteneau, Universite de Rennes-Beaulieu (France)
Marcel Poulain, Universite de Rennes-Beaulieu (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0400:
New Optical Materials
Solomon Musikant; Josette Dupuy, Editor(s)

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