Optical Design in the Infrared: The World has Changed - New Materials, Methods, and Solutions to Address New Challenges
Chalcogenide glasses are typically used in SWIR, MWIR and LWIR applications. The speaker will explain how they offer some unique advantages compared to other IR materials, specifically with regards to transmission at elevated temperatures, dn/dt as well as ability to pair with other materials in achromats. In addition, the speaker will describe how chalcogenide glasses offer flexibility in machining finished optics with possibilities for traditional polishing, diamond-turning and molding.
Sponsored by SCHOTT North America
Speaker: Kevin P. Thompson, PhD, Group Director, Research and Development/Optics, Synopsys, Inc.
Who Should Attend
Infrared Systems Designers/Manufacturers
Thermal Imaging Technology Companies
Explain how chalcogenide glasses offer some unique solutions in infrared systems
Understand general properties of chalcogenides and how they are made
Identify advantages of chalcogenides over wide temperature ranges
Describe how chalcogenides offer flexibility in machining options (traditional polishing, diamond-turning and molding)