Accession Number:

ADA094780

Title:

Infrared Properties of Highly Transparent Solids.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 78-1 Jul 80,

Corporate Author:

HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The optical properties of highly transparent single crystals of KBr, KCl, CaF2 and BaF2 have been measured using laser calorimetric techniques and wavelength modulation spectroscopy techniques in the spectral range for 2.5 to 12 microns in cooperation with the University of California at Los Angeles UCLA. Rich and varied absorption structures in the spectra were observed in all of the crystals enabling an identification of volume and surface absorption. Similar dominant bands are observed in many of the crystals indicating the presence of common impurities regardless of the crystal and origin of its growth. However, varied fine structure was observed in different crystals which are indicative of the individual characteristics of the chemistry of the crystal preparation. The measurements were performed in laboratory and dry nitrogen ambients and the physical absorption and desorption of surface contaminants was readily observed. Ellipsometric techniques were developed to evaluate and measure the strain and anisotropy in infrared optical films. Improved Reactive Atmosphere Processing, RAP, techniques were developed and studied using a two zone RAP furnace for single crystal growth of BaF2 and CaF2 which resulted in improved infrared transmission in the 3 to 5 micron wavelength region for the first time.

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Crystallography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE