FY 2006 Miniature Spherical Retroreflectors Final Report Metadata

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  • Main Title FY 2006 Miniature Spherical Retroreflectors Final Report


  • Author: Anheier, Norman C.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Bernacki, Bruce E.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Krishnaswami, Kannan
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S.)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington
    Additional Info: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)


  • Creation: 2006-12-28


  • English


  • Content Description: Research done by the Infrared Photonics team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is focused on developing miniature spherical retroreflectors using the unique optical and material properties of chalcogenide glass to reduce both performance limiting spherical aberrations. The optimized optical performance will provide efficient signal retroreflection that enables a broad range of remote detection scenarios for mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and long-wave infrared (LWIR) sensing applications. Miniature spherical retroreflectors can be developed to aid in the detection of signatures of nuclear proliferation or other chemical vapor or radiation signatures. Miniature spherical retroreflectors are not only well suited to traditional LIDAR methods for chemical plume detection and identification, but could enable remote detection of difficult semi-volatile chemical materials or low level radiation sources.
  • Physical Description: PDFN


  • Keyword: Proliferation
  • Keyword: Chalcogenides
  • STI Subject Categories: 98 Nuclear Disarmament, Safeguards, And Physical Protection
  • Keyword: Chalcogenide Glass
  • Keyword: Geometrical Aberrations
  • Keyword: Radiation Sources
  • Keyword: Glass
  • Keyword: Detection
  • Keyword: Performance
  • Keyword: Radiations Chalcogenide Glass
  • Keyword: Plumes
  • Keyword: Remote Sensing, Glass Compression Molding
  • Keyword: Optical Radar


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: PNNL-16320
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/901474
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 901474
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc886707