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Optical Materials
An Introduction to Selection and Application




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ISBN 9780824773090
Published May 22, 1985 by CRC Press
272 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

About the Series -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1. TRANSMISSION, REFLECTION, AND ABSORPTION OF LIGHT -- 1.1 Electromagnetic Spectrum -- 1.2 Band Structure of Metals, Dielectrics/and Semiconductors -- 1.3 Optical Properties of Materials -- 1.4 Tuning of Lattice Vibrations -- 1.5 Basic Optical Relations -- References -- Chapter 2. GLASS -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Glass—General Characteristics -- 2.3 Glass Compositions -- 2.4 Strain B irefringence -- 2.5 Viscosity -- 2.6 Annealing -- 2.7 Commercial Optical Glass Designations -- 2.8 Temperature Coefficient of Refraction and Dispersion -- 2.9 Chemical Properties -- 2.10 Thermal Expansion of Glass -- 2.11 Thermal Conductivity -- 2.12 Defects in Glass -- 2.13 Mechanical Properties -- 2.14 Infrared Transmitting Glasses -- 2.15 Optical Glass Fibers -- References -- Chapter 3 CRYSTALLINE AND TWO-PHASE MATERIALS -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Crystalline Materials -- 3.3 Glass Ceramics -- 3.4 Two-Phase G lasses—Pyrex -- References -- Chapter 4 ADDITIONAL PROPERTIES OF BULK INORGANIC OPTICAL MATERIALS -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Optical P roperties -- 4.3 R eststrahlen Reflection -- 4.4 Glasses -- 4.5 Amorphous Silica -- 4.6 Crystalline Halides -- 4.7 Chemically Vapor-Deposited (CVD) ZnS and ZnSe -- 4.8 Diamond -- 4.9 Semiconductors -- 4.10 Sapphire -- References -- Chapter 5 PROCESSING OF OPTICAL MATERIALS -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Glass Processes -- 5.3 Fused Q uartz -- 5.4 Ceramic Polycrystalline Materials—Powder Method -- 5.5 Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) -- 5.6 Single C rystals -- References -- Chapter 6 POLYMERS FOR OPTICS -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 C haracteristics of Optical Plastics -- 6.3 Quality -- Contents xi -- 6.4 P roperties -- 6.5 Fabrication of Plastic Optics -- 6.6 Coating -- 6.7 A dhesives -- References -- Chapter 7. OPTICAL COATINGS -- 7.1 Types of Coatings -- 7.2 Coating Processes -- 7.3 Surface Quality -- References -- Chapter 8. FILTERS -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Absorption Filters -- 8.3 Interference Filters -- 8.4 Neutral Density Filters -- References -- Chapter 9. MIRRORS -- 9.1 Substrates -- 9.2 Surface Finishing -- 9.3 Coatings for Mirrors -- 9.4 Cooled Mirrors -- References -- Chapter 10. LASER MEDIA — SOLID STATE -- 10.1 The Laser Process -- 10.2 Laser Hosts -- 10.3 The Semiconductor Junction Laser -- 10.4 Laser Window Materials -- References -- Chapter 11. ELECTRO-OPTIC, ACOUSTO-OPTIC, AND LIQUID CRYSTALS -- 11.1 Polarized Light -- 11.2 The Electro-Optic Effect -- 11.3 Piezo-Optic Effect -- 11.4 Acousto-Optic Modulators -- 11.5 Liquid Crystals -- 11.6 The Liquid Crystal Light Valve (LCLV) -- References -- Glossary -- Index.

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