18 September 1983 Heavy Metal Fluoride Glasses. A New Class Of Optical Materials For Visible And Mid I.R.
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Proceedings Volume 0400, New Optical Materials; (1983) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.935477
Event: 1983 International Technical Conference/Europe, 1983, Geneva, Switzerland
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.
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Jacques Lucas, Gilles Fonteneau, Marcel Poulain, "Heavy Metal Fluoride Glasses. A New Class Of Optical Materials For Visible And Mid I.R.", Proc. SPIE 0400, New Optical Materials, (18 September 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935477; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.935477


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