1 November 1991 Optical materials: evaluation methodology and data base utility
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The development of advanced infrared optical materials has necessitated a growing requirement for refined optical and mechanical evaluation methodologies, as well as a need for an accurate, updated, optical and mechanical properties data based. Driving this need are new material fabrication and finishing techniques--often substantially different from past methods-- that can lead to optical and material properties data that is significantly at variance with data contained in the current infrared materials data based. In addition, both new and well established measurement methodologies are being applied to measurement problems that are qualitatively different from that for which they were originally developed. An overview of an optical and mechanical reliability evaluation methodology, along with representative data, is discussed.
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Charles E. Patty, Charles E. Patty, David M. McMahon, David M. McMahon, } "Optical materials: evaluation methodology and data base utility", Proc. SPIE 1535, Passive Materials for Optical Elements, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48299; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.48299

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