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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1979
  • pp: 2618–2621

Radiation induced transmission loss in optical materials

S. F. Pellicori, E. E. Russell, and L. A. Watts  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 2618-2621 (1979)

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Results are presented for a number of window materials, color filter glasses, birefringent crystals, and optical fibers. The transmission loss caused by exposure to Co60 gamma or 10-MeV electron radiation is tabulated over the 400–900-nm wavelength region. The transmission loss is greatest at the shorter wavelengths, and its rate is maximum for most materials at dosages greater than 105 rad (Si).

© 1979 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 26, 1979
Published: August 1, 1979

S. F. Pellicori, E. E. Russell, and L. A. Watts, "Radiation induced transmission loss in optical materials," Appl. Opt. 18, 2618-2621 (1979)

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