1 September 1991 Radiation-resistant optical glasses
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Hostile environments created by short wavelength electromagnetic radiation (UV, X-ray and gamma-radiation) or from particle fluxes (alpha-particles, beta-particles, protons, and neutrons), can produce discoloration within optical glasses. The associated loss in transmission is detrimental to the performance of any optical system and must be eliminated or reduced to a manageable level. For applications within these hostile environments, radiation-stabilized optical glasses have been developed. To optimize system performance, optical glasses which have been stabilized for applications within the particular radiation environment must be selected. If the environment is a mixture of radiation fields, compromises are called for.
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Alexander J. Marker, Joseph S. Hayden, Burkhard Speit, "Radiation-resistant optical glasses", Proc. SPIE 1485, Reflective and Refractive Optical Materials for Earth and Space Applications, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46531; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46531
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