Accession Number : ADA339062

Title :   Optical Materials Characterization, Final Technical Report February 1, 1978-September 30, 1978

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Feb-30 Sep 78

Corporate Author : NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS GAITHERSBURG MD NATIONAL MEASUREMENT LAB

Personal Author(s) : Feldman, Albert ; Horowitz, Deane ; Waxler, Roy M. ; Dodge, Marilyn J.

PDF Url : ADA339062

Report Date : 01 FEB 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : Data obtained as part of the optical Materials Characterization Program are summarized in this report. Room temperature values of refractive index as a function of wavelength are presented for the following materials: commercially grown KCl, reactive atmosphere processed (RAP) KCl, KCl nominally doped with 1.5% KI, hot forged CaF , fusion cast CaF2, CaF2 doped with Er (0.001% to 3% Er), SrF , chemical vapor deposited (CVD) ZnSe (2 specimens), and ZnS (CVD, 2 specimens). Data for the thermooptic constant (dn/dT) and the linear thermal expansion coefficient are given for the following materials over the temperature range -180 to 200 deg C: Al2O3, BaF2, CaF2, CdF2, KBr, KCl, LiF, MgF2, NaCl, NaF, SrF2, ZnS (CVD), and ZnSe (CVD). The piezooptic constants of the following materials are presented: As2S3 glass, CaF2, BaF2, Ge, KCl, fused SiO2, SrF2, a chalcogenide glass (Ge 33%, As 12%, Se 55%) and ZnSe (CVD).

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL MATERIALS, *PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS, *LASER MATERIALS, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, REFRACTIVE INDEX, FUSED SILICA, THERMAL EXPANSION, TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENTS, CHALCOGENS.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE