Optical Materials: An Introduction to Selection and Application

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CRC Press, May 22, 1985 - Technology & Engineering - 272 pages
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This unique book provides the optics designer and user with the latest advances on materials used as optical elements in systems and devices -- in one convenient volume. Presenting fundamental performance requirements, basic characteristics, principles of fabrication, possibilities for new or modified optical materials, and key characterization data, this outstanding source facilitates optical materials selection and application. Comprehensive and thorough, this reference offers a broad review of old and new optical materials such as glasses, crystalline materials, plastics, and coatings ... contains specific optical and characterization information useful for preliminary calculations ... and explains processes used to manufacture optical materials, giving insight into possible modifications of materials caused by process variations. Plus, this practical text includes a glossary of terms for a basic understanding, numerous illustrations for a clear perspective, and references for easy access to related material. This single-source volume is ideal for optical system/device designers and developers; design and development engineers; materials engineers; physical measurements engineers; test engineers, optics designers, and optics engineers; professional seminars; and undergraduate- and graduate-level students in optical and materials sciences courses. Book jacket.
 

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Contents

TRANSMISSION REFLECTION
1
GLASS
23
CRYSTALLINE AND TWOPHASE MATERIALS
59
ADDITIONAL PROPERTIES OF BULK
77
PROCESSING OF OPTICAL MATERIALS
128
POLYMERS FOR OPTICS
148
OPTICAL COATINGS
161
FILTERS
176
MIRRORS
188
LASER MEDIA SOLID STATE
200
ELECTROOPTIC ACOUSTOOPTIC
210
Glossary
235
Index
253
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