Accession Number : ADP002590

Title :   Hard Carbon for Environmental Protection of FLIR Optics,

Corporate Author : OCLIC/OPTICAL COATING LAB INC SANTA ROSA CA

Personal Author(s) : Hendry,A. ; Taub,L. ; Gurev,H.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A production process for coating hard carbon on germanium has been developed. Coating with a 10 micrometers QWOT has been shown to provide efficient single layer antireflection coating which has about 4% absorption at that wavelength. This carbon coating has been found to have outstanding environmental resistance especially towards particulate abrasion as measured by the Grittington Abrasion Test.

Descriptors :   *Coatings, *Carbon, *Symposia, *Optical coatings, Forward looking infrared systems, Production, Germanium, Substrates, Abrasion, Resistance, Antireflection coatings

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE