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Glasses for Infrared Optics

1st Edition

By Valentina F. Kokorina

CRC Press

256 pages

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pub: 1996-05-15
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This book explores oxygen-free chalcogenide glasses, the only commercial transparent vitreous materials used for long-wave infrared radiation. The chalcogenides have been the subject of study around the world for many years, and continue to be an important area of research and development in infrared optics. Written by a renowned glass specialist with extensive experience working with chalcogenide glasses, Glasses for Infrared Optics includes discussions of:

  • Chalcogenide glasses - a unique class of vitreous substances

  • Optical properties of chalcogenide glasses

  • Elaboration of commercial glasses

  • Technological basics for manufacturing optical chalcogenide glasses

    The material presented in Glasses for Infrared Optics is based on research performed at the Vavilov State Optical Institute in Russia. This is the first and only work that reviews every aspect of chalcogenide glasses. The scope of this comprehensive book is unique, and the major portion of this work has never been published before in English.

  • Table of Contents

    Chalcogenide Glasses - A Peculiar Class of Vitreous Substances

    Methods for Synthesis of Chalcogenide Glasses

    Laboratory Method for the Synthesis of Optical Chalcogenide Glasses

    Safety Measures for Manufacturing and Treatment of Chalcogenide Glasses

    Evaluation of the Quality of Chalcogenide Glasses

    X-Ray Phase Analysis as a Method for Determination of the Monophase Character of Chalcogenide Glasses

    Glass-Forming as a Function of the Position of Elements in the Periodic System

    Classical Aspects of Glass-Forming

    The Role of Chalcogenide Glasses in Clarification of the Vitreous State Nature

    Glass-Forming. Physicochemical Properties of Chalcogenide Glasses and Their Structural Model

    Preparation of Samples and Investigative Techniques

    Glass-Forming in the Systems Based on Selenium with the Elements of Second and Third Periods (P, Si, B, A1)

    Glass-Forming Properties and Structure of Glasses in the Systems Containing the Elements of the IV to VI Main Subgroups of the Fourth-Sixth Periods

    Glass-Forming. Properties and Structural Peculiarities of Sulfur-Containing Glasses

    Chalcogenide Glasses Containing Halogens

    Properties of the Glasses as a Function of Average Number of Covalent Bonds per Atom (the Covalent Atomic Correlation)

    Optical Properties of Chalcogenide Glasses

    Spectral Transmission, Absorption Bands

    Optical Constants of Chalcogenide Glasses






    Thallium and Tellurium

    Thermal Change in Refractive Index

    Elaboration of Commercial Glasses

    Optical Materials for the Infrared Range

    General Principles of Commercial Glasses Elaboration

    Eutectic Properties of Chalcogenide Glasses

    Commercial Glasses Transparent to 9 to 11 mm

    Glasses for Optical Systems Transparent to 14 to 18 mm

    Glasses for Crown-Flint Pairs of Lenses for the Optical Systems Objectives

    Optical Glasses for Passive Elements of CO2-Lasers

    Optical Absorption and Ray Strength of the Glasses As-Ge, Ge-Se, and Selenium

    Optical Absorption in Glasses of Complex Compositions

    The Peculiarities of Synthesis of ChG for Lasers. Methods for Manufacturing Pure Glasses

    Radial Strength of the Glasses IRG29 and IRG34

    Chalcogenide Glasses for Fiber Optics

    Infrared Optical Glues and Immersion Mediums from Chalcogenide Glasses

    Thermoplastic Glasses for Optical Elements of IR Spectroscopy of Broken Absolute Internal Reflection

    Infrared Filters Based on Chalcogenide Glasses

    Chalcogenide Glasses for Acousto-Optical Deflectors

    Technological Basics for Manufacturing Optical Chalcogenide Glasses


    Manufacturing Technology for Commercial ChG, Produced at "AOLZOS"

    Investigation of Striaes in ChG and Technological Ways of Their Liquidation

    Physical Heterogeneities in ChG

    Influence of Variations in Glass Composition During the Manufacturing Process on the Refractive Index

    Technology for the Production of Commercial Chalcogenide Glasses Manufactured by Different Companies (Review)

    Properties and Quality of Chalcogenide Glasses Manufactured by Different Companies

    Problems in the Application of Optical Chalcogenide Glasses


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    SCIENCE / Physics
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science