8 May 2018 Advances in infrared GRIN: a review of novel materials towards components and devices
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Novel optical materials capable of advanced functionality in the infrared will enable optical designs that can offer lightweight or small footprint solutions in both planar and bulk optical systems. UCF’s Glass Processing and Characterization Laboratory (GPCL) with our collaborators have been evaluating compositional design and processing protocols for both bulk and film strategies employing multi-component chalcogenide glasses (ChGs). These materials can be processed with broad compositional flexibility that allows tailoring of their transmission window, physical and optical properties, which allows them to be engineered for compatibility with other homogeneous amorphous or crystalline optical components. This paper reviews progress in forming ChG-based GRIN materials from diverse processing methodologies, including solution-derived ChG layers, poled ChGs with gradient compositional and surface reactivity behavior, nanocomposite bulk ChGs and glass ceramics, and meta-lens structures realized through multiphoton lithography (MPL).
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Kathleen Richardson, Kathleen Richardson, Myungkoo Kang, Myungkoo Kang, Laura Sisken, Laura Sisken, Anupama Yadav, Anupama Yadav, Cesar Blanco, Cesar Blanco, Michael Antia, Michael Antia, Spencer Novak, Spencer Novak, Charmayne Smith, Charmayne Smith, Andy Buff, Andy Buff, Antoine Lepicard, Antoine Lepicard, Marc Dussauze, Marc Dussauze, Casey M. Schwarz, Casey M. Schwarz, Stephen M. Kuebler, Stephen M. Kuebler, Chris Grabill, Chris Grabill, Carlo G. Pantano, Carlo G. Pantano, Theresa S. Mayer, Theresa S. Mayer, Alexej V. Pogrebnyakov, Alexej V. Pogrebnyakov, Clara Rivero-Baleine, Clara Rivero-Baleine, Andrew Kirk, Andrew Kirk, Samantha Mensah, Samantha Mensah, Megan Driggers, Megan Driggers, Juejun Hu, Juejun Hu, Pao-Tai Lin, Pao-Tai Lin, Anuradha M. Agarwal, Anuradha M. Agarwal, Cheng Li, Cheng Li, Weiwei Deng, Weiwei Deng, } "Advances in infrared GRIN: a review of novel materials towards components and devices", Proc. SPIE 10627, Advanced Optics for Defense Applications: UV through LWIR III, 106270A (8 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2304608; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2304608
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