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7 September 1979 Infrared Optical Grade Germanium
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Proceedings Volume 0181, Contemporary Optical Systems and Components Specifications; (1979)
Event: Technical Symposium East, 1979, Washington, D.C., United States
The requirements for high performance thermal imaging electro-optical systems have stimulated the need for concomitant quality of optical materials. One material, germanium, is extensively used in thermal imaging systems and has become the dominant material for the optical components of such systems. Optical grade germanium specifications do not exist in the Government-Industry complex and each lens system designer must independently specify the germanium characteristic and performance requirements. This paper briefly describes several performance characteristics of germanium which are based on a Government-Industry coordinated survey.
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James R. Piedmont "Infrared Optical Grade Germanium", Proc. SPIE 0181, Contemporary Optical Systems and Components Specifications, (7 September 1979);

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