Accession Number:

ADA222336

Title:

A Collaborative US/UK Research Program in Advanced Silica Macromolecular Micro-Optics

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 15 Oct 1987-14 Feb 1990,

Corporate Author:

GELTECH INC ALACHUA FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

232.0

Abstract:

The major challenge facing sol-gel processing of advanced optical materials, and in fact the entire field of chemically derived ceramics, is to relate processing variables to final properties. Fundamental studies of sol-gel processing science pursued at GELTECH during the last few years have led to two major accomplishments 1 Development of a generic sol-gel process for producing fully dense silica monoliths Type V Silica 2 Development of a generic sol-gel process for producing porous silica monoliths Type VI Silica. These two materials present many unique properties and offer enormous potential for the development of new optical components and advanced optic systems with unique capabilities. In order to take full advantage of the unique capabilities of the GELSIL process, considerable efforts have been devoted to develop international collaboration in the field of advanced optical systems. This effort lead to the establishment of several research programs in some of the world leader laboratories in the field of advanced optics. These research programs and a summary of results to date are given below. jes

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE