Accession Number : AD0771069

Title :   Radiation-Induced Luminescence in Some Optical Materials: A Simplified Kinetic Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Research memo.,

Corporate Author : GRUMMAN AEROSPACE CORP BETHPAGE N Y RESEARCH DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Chang,Joseph

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : An aspect of radiation effects that is rapidly becoming one of the most critical areas of concern, particularly with regard to military satellites, is the problem of radiation-induced noise in electrooptical systems. An important aspect of such noise is the radiation-induced luminescence in optical materials. This memorandum describes an empirical model used to interpret the phenomena of radiation-induced luminescence and coloration and reports on some of the significant experimental observations in support of the model. Experimental work directly related to that providing the basis for this study has been performed by the author in the Grumman Research Department as part of the Air Force funded SAS-II study. The kinetic analysis presented as based on the model emphasizes the limiting behavior of induced luminescence in the low radiation intensity region. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Optical materials, *Radiation effects, *Luminescence, Kinetics, Low intensity

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE