Silicon Window
Silicon (Si) is grown by Czochralski pulling techniques (CZ) and contains some oxygen that causes an absorption band at 9 microns. To avoid this, material can be prepared by a Float-Zone (FZ) process. Optical silicon is generally lightly doped (5 to 40 ohm cm) for best transmission above 10 microns, and doping is usually boron (P-type) and phosphorus (N-type). After doping silicon has a further pass band: 30 to 100 microns which is effective only in very high resistivity uncompensated material.

Material:                        Silicon

Diameter Tolerance:     +0.0/-0.02mm

Thickness Tolerance:    ± 0.01mm

Surface Accuracy:        λ/4 @632.8nm

Surface Quality:           60-40

Clear Aperture:            > 90%

Bevel:                          0.2mm×45°

Coating:                      user-defined