Infrared (8-12 um) Dome Materials: Current Status

  • S. S. Singh Defence Science Centre, Delhi
  • Surendra Pratap Defence Science Centre, Delhi
  • Jagdish Prasad Defence Science Centre, Delhi
  • Rajeev Kumar Defence Science Centre, Delhi
  • Krishna murari Defence Science Centre, Delhi
Keywords: Optical properties, Dome (window) materials, Electrooptic applications, Infrared radiation


The 8-12 um range of infrared radiation being very significant for various electrooptic applications, various materials present themselves as candidates for use as dome (window) materialsin this range. This paper discusses various thermal, mechanical and optical properties of thesematerials. Further, trends in the development of these materials are also presented.

Author Biographies

S. S. Singh, Defence Science Centre, Delhi
Dr SS Singh obtained his PhD from Agra University in 1970. He joined DRDO in 1965 and is working at the Defence Science Centre (DSc C) as Scientist F. He is a recipient of senior researchfellowship of Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung at Mainz University, Germany, during 1975- 77. Healso worked as Guest Research Worker (1985) at Queen Mary College, University of London, UK.He has published more than 30 research papers in national and international journals. His areas ofresearch are electrochemistry, instrumental analysis, catalysis, molecular spectroscopy, materials science, etc
Surendra Pratap, Defence Science Centre, Delhi
Dr Surendra pratap obtained his PhD in Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University in 1974. Hejoined at the Solidstate Physics Laboratory, Delhi. His areas of research include electronic,magnetic, and optical materials.
Jagdish Prasad, Defence Science Centre, Delhi
Mr Jagdish Prasad obtained his MSc in Chemistry from Agra University in 1966. He joined DRDOat the Defence Research Laboratory (Materials) now Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment, Kanpur, in 1961. Presently, he is working at the Defence ScienceCentre. His areas of research include high temperature polymers, organic nonlinear optical and infrared transmitting materials. He has published five research papers in national and international journals.
Rajeev Kumar, Defence Science Centre, Delhi
Mr Rajeev Kumar obtained his MSc (Mathematics) from Meerut University in 1988. He joined DRDO at the Defence Science Centre, Delhi, in 1990. His areas of research include development ofinfrared transmitting materials
Krishna murari, Defence Science Centre, Delhi
Mr Krishna Murari joined DRDO at the Defence Science Centre, Delhi, in 1991. His areas ofresearch include the development of infrared transmitting materials.


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How to Cite
Singh, S., Pratap, S., Prasad, J., Kumar, R., & murari, K. (2013). Infrared (8-12 um) Dome Materials: Current Status. Defence Science Journal, 48(2), 173-183.
Materials Science & Metallurgy

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