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Effects Of Simulated Space Environments On Dichromated Gelatin Holograms
Author(s): Andrew McKay; John White
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Paper Abstract

Recent investigations have demonstrated the applicability of dichromated gelatin holograms to a number of optical communication, sensor and solar energy applications. This has prompted interest in using these elements in space based optical systems. In order to establish the suitability of using DCG holograms in space based optical systems an investigation was undertaken to determine the effects of simulated space environments on the performance of these elements. Testing was conducted to determine the effects of UV radiation, charged particle radiation and vacuum effects. Further testing established methods of protecting DCG holograms from humidity prior to launch.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1044, Optomechanical Design of Laser Transmitters and Receivers, (11 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951302
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Andrew McKay, National Technical Systems, Inc. (United States)
John White, National Technical Systems, Inc (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1044:
Optomechanical Design of Laser Transmitters and Receivers
Bernard D. Seery, Editor(s)

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