Accession Number : ADP006412

Title :   New Developments in Sol-Gel Imaging,

Corporate Author : LOUGHBOROUGH UNIV OF TECHNOLOGY (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Phillips, Nicholas J.

Report Date : MAR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This paper addresses the properties of sol-gel silica in relation to its potential to provide new devices for optical imaging. Although the sol-gel method opens the door to unprecedented levels of purity of silica materials, it is also beset with problems of the achievement of extreme optical homogeneity. The work reported discusses experiences with sol-gel silica intra cavity elements in ion lasers and new concepts of imaging and laser structures based on fabrication via porous gel-silica. A new physical model for etalons is proposed which shows advantages of porous gel-silica over conventional fully dense materials

Descriptors :   *GELS, *LASERS, *OPTICS, CAVITIES, DOORS, FABRICATION, HOMOGENEITY, IONS, MATERIALS, MODELS, PAPER, PURITY, STRUCTURES, WORK.

Subject Categories : Optics
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE