Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 1627–1630 | Cite as

The optical properties of hot-pressed magnesium fluoride and single-crystal magnesium fluoride in the 0.1 to 9.0 μm range

  • Chen -Shen Chang
  • Min -Hsiung Hon
  • Sheng -Jenn Yang


A polycrystalline high-density magnesium fluoride, fabricated into plates or shapes by hot-pressing, exhibits high in-line transmittance from 2.5 to 6.0 μm, and single-crystal magnesium fluoride extends from 0.1 to 6.0 μm. The ultimate and practical transmittance of hot-pressed magnesium fluoride using intrinsic and extrinsic reflectance, absorptance and scattering mechanisms, are investigated. The intrinsic scattering mechanism due to the polycrystalline structure is basically responsible for the tremendous difference in transmittance in the short wavelength region of the spectrum. The in-line transmittance of polycrystalline and singlecrystal MgF2 is discussed in terms of sample thickness.


Polymer Magnesium Fluoride Optical Property Short Wavelength 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen -Shen Chang
    • 1
  • Min -Hsiung Hon
    • 1
  • Sheng -Jenn Yang
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Institute of Metallurgy and Materials TechnologyNational Cheng Kung UniversityTaiwan
  2. 2.Materials Research and Development CenterChung Shan Institute of Science and TechnologyTaiwan

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