Infrared absorption in chemical laser window materials

James Harrington, Don A. Gregory, William F. Otto

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The optical absorption has been measured at DF and HF wavelengths in a wide variety of transparent materials that show promise for use as windows on high powered chemical lasers. These measurements, which were made using DF-HF chemical laser calorimetric methods, will be discussed in terms of surface and bulk contributions to the total absorption as well as in terms of the total absorption measured for each type of material studied. Materials studied include the alkaline earth fluorides, alkali halides, Ge, Si, ZnSe, MgO, Yttralox, and A1203.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1953-1956
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1976


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Harrington, J., Gregory, D. A., & Otto, W. F. (1976). Infrared absorption in chemical laser window materials. Applied Optics, 15(8), 1953-1956.