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Developments in New Optical Materials
Author(s): Solomon Musikant
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Paper Abstract

This paper is a review of current developments in new optical materials based on a survey of the recent literature. Rapid advances are taking place in the fields of passive and active optical materials. Among the former are new optical fibers and refractive materials suitable for excimer lasers. Among the latter are electrooptic crystals of many varieties including liquid crystals and molecular non-linear materials. Among the key application areas are optical fibers waveguides, optical storage, and optical data processing devices. Several examples of each of these new areas will be mentioned in the paper.

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Date Published: 7 July 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0588, Recent Developments in Materials & Detectors for the Infrared, (7 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.951771
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Solomon Musikant, General Electric Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0588:
Recent Developments in Materials & Detectors for the Infrared
John S. Seeley; John S. Seeley, Editor(s)

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