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ARTICLE OF THE HOUR Common Infrared Optical Materials
A Guide to Properties and Applications
The purpose of this guide is to identify the most common infrared transmitting materials, point out their key properties, applications, products manufactured, surface specification options, and general antireflection (AR) coating options. AMTIR-1 (Amorphous Material Transmitting Infrared Radiation) AMTIR-1 is glasslike amorphous material with a high homogeneity, able to transmit in the infrared. Transmission range: 0.75 to 14 μm Index of refraction: 2.593 @ 1.064 μm 2.515 @...

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