Accession Number:

ADA415926

Title:

Optical Low Coherence Reflectometry Based on DFWM in Thin Films for Non-Invasive Studies of Aircraft Composite

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 1998-31 Oct 2001.

Corporate Author:

ALABAMA UNIV IN BIRMINGHAM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The development of these high resolution, DFWM-based imaging techniques for providing single-pulse cross-sectional images versus depth will have intrinsic scientific value, as well as, a number of important applications for the Air Force. These Air Force applications include non-destructive evaluation of the porous structure of transparent, but highly diffusive, epoxy composites, as well as, characterization of polymers and thin film coatings used for Air Force components and systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE