21 October 1994 Review of optical glasses: current applications and future needs
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High-precision optical systems demanded by much of today's advanced technology requires a renewed interest in optical glasses. Improvements in the manufacturing process of established optical glass, and the development of new specialty glasses (e.g., low index, high index, UV, or IR glasses) makes glass a viable option for many applications that heretofore required the use of other less desirable materials, such as hygroscopic crystals, or materials with a high thermal coefficient of refractive index. A review of current applications for optical glass and a look at future needs are discussed.
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Marilyn J. Dodge, Marilyn J. Dodge, } "Review of optical glasses: current applications and future needs", Proc. SPIE 2287, Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass III, (21 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190955; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.190955


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