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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1966
  • pp: 765–770

Selection and Processing of Infrared Materials

P. W. Collyer  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 5, pp. 765-770 (1966)

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The similarities and differences between specifications and fabrication techniques for optical glass and for ir materials are discussed. A general familiarity with this subject as applied to the visible region is assumed. Of the many materials known to transmit ir radiation, a group of nine is selected for emphasis; reasons are given for this selection, and specific comments made on each material. Those suggested for general use are germanium, silicon, arsenic trisulfide, KRS-5, Irtran-2 and -4, and for restricted uses strontium titanate, Irtran-1, and indium antimonide.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 13, 1965
Published: May 1, 1966

P. W. Collyer, "Selection and Processing of Infrared Materials," Appl. Opt. 5, 765-770 (1966)

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