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  1. Fluoride glass fiber optics

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    Aggarwal, Ishwar D

    1991-01-01

    Fluoride Glass Fiber Optics reviews the fundamental aspects of fluoride glasses. This book is divided into nine chapters. Chapter 1 discusses the wide range of fluoride glasses with an emphasis on fluorozirconate-based compositions. The structure of simple fluoride systems, such as BaF2 binary glass is elaborated in Chapter 2. The third chapter covers the intrinsic transparency of fluoride glasses from the UV to the IR, with particular emphasis on the multiphonon edge and electronic edge. The next three chapters are devoted to ultra-low loss optical fibers, reviewing methods for purifying and

  2. Metal Halide Optical Glasses.

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    1988-01-01

    while some of the multi- component "modified" glasses (e.g., ZBLAN ) could easily be cast into pieces several mm thick. 23 The difference between the...energy. 7-1 0 Typical plots pf 24 of log Iqi versus ]/Tf for ZB-I, ZBL, ZBLA, ZBLAN and ZBLALi glasses are presented in Fig. 3. These plots are linear... ZBLAN glasses are more resistant to devitrification than the corresponding ZBLLi or ZBLN glasses , although this does not appear to be manifested in

  3. Porous glasses for optical sensors

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    Dorosz, Dominik; Procyk, Bernadeta

    2006-03-01

    Microporous glasses from the Na II0-B II0 3-Si0 II system can be obtained by appropriate thermal and chemical treatment. During the thermal treatment the separation of the borate phase from the silicon skeleton has been occurred. The borates are in the form small drops joined to each other. In the course of chemical treatment the borates become leached in water, water solutions of acids or basis and the glass becomes porous. Microporous glasses may find application in many branches of science and engineering. The applications depend on the internal arrangement, size and shape of pores. These parameters may be in a wide range modified by a change of the chemical composition. The received porous glass was used as an element in optical fibre NO II sensor. The specific coloration reaction between organic reagents and NO II in the pores was occurred. It is possible to detection of 10-50 ppm NO II level.

  4. Optical limiting in semiconductor-doped glasses

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    Bindra, K. S.; Oak, S. M.; Rustagi, K. C.

    1996-02-01

    We report optical limiting at 527 nm in two Schott semiconductor-doped glasses OG530 and OG515. These two glasses show quite contrasting nonlinear optical behaviour. The glass OG515 shows strong clamping while OG530 shows no clamping in optical limiting inspite of having much larger nonlinear refractive index. Similarly OG530 exhibits saturation of absorption while OG515 does not.

  5. Chalcogenide glass hollow core microstructured optical fibers

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    Shiryaev, Vladimir S.

    2015-03-01

    The recent developments on chalcogenide glass hollow core microstructured optical fibers (HC-MOFs) are presented. The comparative analysis of simulated optical properties for chalcogenide HC-MOFs of negative-curvature with different size and number of capillaries is given. The technique for the manufacture of microstructured chalcogenide preforms, which includes the assembly of the substrate glass tube and 8-10 capillaries, is described. Further trends to improve the optical transmission in chalcogenide NCHCFs are considered.

  6. SOI silicon on glass for optical MEMS

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    Larsen, Kristian Pontoppidan; Ravnkilde, Jan Tue; Hansen, Ole

    2003-01-01

    A newly developed fabrication method for fabrication of single crystalline Si (SCS) components on glass, utilizing Deep Reactive Ion Etching (DRIE) of a Silicon On Insulator (SOI) wafer is presented. The devices are packaged at wafer level in a glass-silicon-glass (GSG) stack by anodic bonding...... and a final sealing at the interconnects can be performed using a suitable polymer. Packaged MEMS on glass are advantageous within Optical MEMS and for sensitive capacitive devices. We report on experiences with bonding SOI to Pyrex. Uniform DRIE shallow and deep etching was achieved by a combination...

  7. New glass developments for fiber optics

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    Higby, Paige L.; Holst, Karen; Tabor, Kevin; James, William; Chase, Elizabeth; Pucilowski, Sally; Gober-Mangan, Elizabeth; Klimek, Ronald; Karetta, Frank; Schreder, Bianca

    2014-02-01

    Fiber optic components for lighting and imaging applications have been in use for decades. Recent requirements such as a need for RoHS compliance, attractive market pricing, or particular optical properties, such as numerical aperture (NA) or transmission, have required SCHOTT to develop and implement new glasses for these applications. From Puravis™ lead-free fibers for lighting applications, to new glasses for digital X-ray imaging and sensor applications, the challenges for SCHOTT scientists are considerable. Pertinent properties of these glasses and methods of determination for suitability will be discussed.

  8. Nonlinear Integrated Optical Waveguides in Chalcogenide Glasses

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    Yinlan; Ruan; Barry; Luther-Davies; Weitang; Li; Andrei; Rode; Marek; Samoc

    2003-01-01

    This paper reports on the study and measurement of the third order optical nonlinearity in bulk sulfide-based chalcogenide glasses; The fabrication process of the ultrafast laser deposited As-S-(Se)-based chalcogenide films and optical waveguides using two techniques: wet chemistry etching and plasma etching.

  9. Optical glass: standards - present state and outlook

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    Hartmann, Peter

    2015-10-01

    In 1996, the international organization for standardization ISO started the standards series ISO 10110 specifying indications in drawings of optical elements. Three parts cover material properties: part 2 (stress birefringence), 3 (bubbles and inclusions), and 4 (inhomogeneity and striae). Customers used to just send optical element drawings to glass manufacturers often leading to uncertainty, overspecification, and delivery problems. The raw glass standard ISO 12123 of 2010 allows direct addressing of raw glass specifications. Harmonizing ISO 10110 with ISO 12123 and progress in inspection methods require updating of the material specifying parts. A new part 18 containing all properties is under preparation and is meant to replace parts 2-4. ISO 12123 will be amended by introducing definitions for relative partial dispersions and reference normal lines and grade denominations for tolerance ranges. The working draft ISO/WD 10110 part 18 extends indication possibilities to allow relating to ISO 12123 while ensuring backward compatibility. Default optical glass quality and direct specification of raw glass simplify tolerancing considerably. Annexes support selection of appropriate quality classes referring to optical element size categories. Test and inspection standards on chemical resistances, hardness, stress birefringence, and optical homogeneity will be maintained. Standards for water resistance, refractive index, and striae inspection are being prepared.

  10. Multicomponent glass fiber optic integrated structures

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    Pysz, Dariusz; Kujawa, Ireneusz; Szarniak, Przemyslaw; Franczyk, Marcin; Stepien, Ryszard; Buczynski, Ryszard

    2005-09-01

    A range of integrated fiber optic structures - lightguides, image guides, multicapillary arrays, microstructured (photonic) fibers - manufactured in the Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (ITME) is described. All these structures are made of multicomponent glasses (a part of them melted in ITME). They can be manufactured in similar multistep process that involves drawing glass or lightguide rods and tubes preparing glass performs, stacking a bundle with rods and (or) tubes, drawing multifiber or multicapillary performs. Structure formation, technological process, characterization and applications of different integrated structures are presented.

  11. Optical scattering in glass ceramics

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    Mattarelli, M.; Montagna, M.; Verrocchio, P.

    2008-01-01

    The transparency of glass ceramics with nanocrystals is generally higher than that expected from the theory of Rayleigh scattering. We attribute this ultra-transparency to the spatial correlation of the nanoparticles. The structure factor is calculated for a simple model system, the random sequentia

  12. Structures and optical properties of tellurite glasses and glass ceramics

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    Hart, Robert Theodore, Jr.

    The structures and optical properties of (K2O)15(Nb 2O5)15(TeO2)70 glass and glass ceramic have been studied in order to understand the second harmonic generation observed from the glass ceramic. We have used 93Nb NMR, Raman spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, small angle x-ray scattering, transmission electron microscopy, and powder x-ray and neutron scattering. We find that there is a microstructure consistent with binodal phase separation leading to spherical inclusions ˜20 nm in size. Upon heat treatment, these domains become nanocrystals of K2Te 4O9. A theory of optical heterogeneity is used to describe the observed second harmonic generation which is ˜95 times more intense that quartz. The chi(2) value for this material is 3.0 x 10-9 esu. A second project has used 125Te and 17O NMR to study alkali tellurite glasses in the system (M2O) x(TeO2)10-x, where M = Li, Na or K and x = 1, 2 or 3. The 125Te results show that complex models of network modification are needed to explain the resulting spectra that include a distribution of polyhedral tellurite units at all compositions. The 17O results show that there is a clear distinction between bridging and non-bridging oxygen sites in tellurite crystals and that sophisticated NMR experiments should be able to distinguish them in the glasses. Further, we have used Extended Huckel theory tight-binding calculations to predict the 17O NMR shifts of SiO2, GeO 2 and TeO2. We find that these calculations allow accurate predictions of the chemical shifts based solely on the trend in valence orbital size, and that expensive calculations of electron currents need not be used for this application.

  13. Additive manufacturing of glass for optical applications

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    Luo, Junjie; Gilbert, Luke J.; Bristow, Douglas A.; Landers, Robert G.; Goldstein, Jonathan T.; Urbas, Augustine M.; Kinzel, Edward C.

    2016-04-01

    Glasses including fused quartz have significant scientific and engineering applications including optics, communications, electronics, and hermetic seals. This paper investigates a filament fed process for Additive Manufacturing (AM) of fused quartz. Additive manufacturing has several potential benefits including increased design freedom, faster prototyping, and lower processing costs for small production volumes. However, current research in AM of glasses is limited and has focused on non-optical applications. Fused quartz is studied here because of its desirability for high-quality optics due to its high transmissivity and thermal stability. Fused quartz also has a higher working temperature than soda lime glass which poses a challenge for AM. In this work, fused quartz filaments are fed into a CO2 laser generated melt pool, smoothly depositing material onto the work piece. Single tracks are printed to explore the effects that different process parameters have on the morphology of printed fused quartz. A spectrometer is used to measure the thermal radiation incandescently emitted from the melt pool. Thin-walls are printed to study the effects of layer-to-layer height. Finally, a 3D fused quartz cube is printed using the newly acquired layer height and polished on each surface. The transmittance and index homogeneity of the polished cube are both measured. These results show that the filament fed process has the potential to print fused quartz with optical transparency and of index of refraction uniformity approaching bulk processed glass.

  14. Glass-clad semiconductor core optical fibers

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    Morris, Stephanie Lynn

    Glass-clad optical fibers comprising a crystalline semiconductor core have garnered considerable recent attention for their potential utility as novel waveguides for applications in nonlinear optics, sensing, power delivery, and biomedicine. As research into these fibers has progressed, it has become evident that excessive losses are limiting performance and so greater understanding of the underlying materials science, coupled with advances in fiber processing, is needed. More specifically, the semiconductor core fibers possess three performance-limiting characteristics that need to be addressed: (a) thermal expansion mismatches between crystalline core and glass cladding that lead to cracks, (b) the precipitation of oxide species in the core upon fiber cooling, which results from partial dissolution of the cladding glass by the core melt, and (c) polycrystallinity; all of which lead to scattering and increased transmission losses. This dissertation systematically studies each of these effects and develops both a fundamental scientific understanding of and practical engineering methods for reducing their impact. With respect to the thermal expansion mismatch and, in part, the dissolution of oxides, for the first time to our knowledge, oxide and non-oxide glass compositions are developed for a series of semiconductor cores based on two main design criteria: (1) matching the thermal expansion coefficient between semiconductor core and glass cladding to minimize cracking and (2) matching the viscosity-temperature dependences, such that the cladding glass draws into fiber at a temperature slightly above the melting point of the semiconductor in order to minimize dissolution and improve the fiber draw process. The x[Na 2O:Al2O3] + (100 - 2x)SiO2 glass compositional family was selected due to the ability to tailor the glass properties to match the aforementioned targets through slight variations in composition and adjusting the ratios of bridging and non-bridging oxygen

  15. Optical Properties of Bismuth Tellurite Based Glass

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    Hooi Ming Oo

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available A series of binary tellurite based glasses (Bi2O3x (TeO2100−x was prepared by melt quenching method. The density, molar volume and refractive index increase when bismuth ions Bi3+ increase, this is due to the increased polarization of the ions Bi3+ and the enhanced formation of non-bridging oxygen (NBO. The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR results show the bonding of the glass sample and the optical band gap, Eopt decreases while the refractive index increases when the ion Bi3+ content increases.

  16. Optical properties of bismuth tellurite based glass.

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    Oo, Hooi Ming; Mohamed-Kamari, Halimah; Wan-Yusoff, Wan Mohd Daud

    2012-01-01

    A series of binary tellurite based glasses (Bi(2)O(3))(x) (TeO(2))(100-) (x) was prepared by melt quenching method. The density, molar volume and refractive index increase when bismuth ions Bi(3+) increase, this is due to the increased polarization of the ions Bi(3+) and the enhanced formation of non-bridging oxygen (NBO). The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) results show the bonding of the glass sample and the optical band gap, E(opt) decreases while the refractive index increases when the ion Bi(3+) content increases.

  17. Optical glass: dispersion in the near infrared

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    Hartmann, Peter

    2011-10-01

    With deliveries of optical glass lots measurement data are given for the visible range usually from 436 nm (g-line) to 656 nm (C-line). Sometimes the question arises if refractive index values in the near infrared can be calculated from these data. With near infrared we mean the range from the C-line up to 1700 nm in this publication. The reason is that up to 1700 nm most optical glasses have hardly any reduction in their transmission. On the basis of a large amount of production data obtained over more than ten years with precision v-block refractometer evaluations are possible up to 1014 nm. The precision spectrometer URIS developed by SCHOTT enables to analyze the refractive index with measurement uncertainty fairly below 10-5 for even longer wavelengths up to 2325 nm, however on a much smaller data basis. The variability of the IR dispersion is shown for selected glass types. Frequency distributions for the different deviation shapes give information how reliable extrapolations are from the visible range to the near IR. The precision refractometer data were used to simulate such extrapolations employing partial dispersion data from catalog data sheets and to check the consistency of simulated with real data. For some glass types extrapolations seem to be possible. However, there are also glass types, where the method using catalog partial dispersions leads to significant deviations from reality. So if extrapolations are intended to be done, a general check should be performed if this is justified for the glass type of interest.

  18. Flat hat glass diffractive optical beam shaper

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    Reichel, Steffen; Petzold, Uwe; Biertuempfel, Ralf; Vogt, Helge

    2009-02-01

    Many laser applications need a homogeneous - so called flat hat - light distribution in the application area. However, many laser emit Gaussian shaped light. The technology of diffractive optical elements (DOE) can be used to shape the Gaussian beam into a flat hat beam at a compact length. SCHOTT presents a DOE design of a flat hat DOE beam shaper made out of optical glass. Here the material glass has the significant advantage of high laser durability, low scattering losses, high resistance to temperature, moisture, and chemicals compared to polymer DOEs. Simulations and measurements on different DOEs for different wavelength, laser beam width, and laser divergence are presented. Surprisingly the flat hat DOE beam shaper depends only weakly on wavelength and beam width but strongly on laser divergence. Based on the good agreement between simulation and measurement an improved flat hat DOE beam shaper is also presented.

  19. Modified chalcogenide glasses for optical device applications

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    Hughes, Mark A

    2014-01-01

    This thesis focuses on two different, but complementary, aspects of the modification of gallium lanthanum sulphide (GLS) glasses. Firstly the addition of transition metal ions as dopants is examined and their potential for use as active optical materials is explored. It is also argued that the spectroscopic analysis of transition metal ions is a useful tool for evaluating the local environment of their host. Secondly femtosecond (fs) laser modification of GLS is investigated as a method for waveguide formation.

  20. Development Of Porous Glass Fiber Optic Sensors

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    Macedo, P. B.; Barkatt, Aa.; Feng, X.; Finger, S. M.; Hojaji, H.; Laberge, N.; Mohr, R.; Penafiel, M.; Saad, E.

    A method for producing rugged, continuous porous glass fiber optic sensors was developed. pH and temperature sensors based on this technology have been successfully produced. The sensor portion of the fiber is made porous by selective leaching of a specially formulated borosilicate glass fiber. This results in a strong, monolithic structure where the sensor portion of the fiber remains integrally attached to the rest of the fiber (which acts as a light pipe), essentially eliminating losses at the sensor-light pipe interface. Pore size in the sensor can be controllably varied by modifying heat treatment conditions, making these sensors suitable for chemical concentration measurements in liquids and gases. Appropriate dyes were chemically bonded by silanization to the large interior surface area of the porous sensors to produce the pH and temperature sensors. Cresol red and phenol red were used for pH and pinacyanol chloride was used for temperature sensing. The sensitivity of these devices can be controlled by varying the concentration of the chemically bonded dye and the length of the porous region. Optical absorbance measurements were made in the visible range. The tip of the sensors was coated with a thin, porous layer of gold to reflect the incident light, resulting in a double pass across the porous sensor. Experimental measurements were made over a pH range of 3 to 8 and a temperature range of 28-70 C. These porous glass fiber optic sensors were found to be rugged and reliable due to their monolithic structure and large interior surface area for attachment of active species. A broad range of sensors based on this technology could be developed by using different active species, such as enzymes and other biochemicals, which could be bonded to the interior surface of the porous glass sensor.

  1. On the optical properties of plasmonic glasses

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    Antosiewicz, Tomasz J.; Langhammer, Christoph; Apell, S. Peter

    2014-12-01

    We report on the optical properties of plasmonic glasses which are metal-dielectric composites composed of metallic inclusions in a host dielectric medium. The investigated structures are of quasi-random nature, described by the pair correlation function, featuring a minimum center-to-center distance between metallic inclusions and long range randomness. Plasmonic glasses exhibiting short-range order only may be fabricated using bottom-up, self-assembly methods and have been utilized in a number of applications such as plasmonic sensing or plasmon-enhanced solar harvesting, and may be also employed for certain non-linear applications. It is therefore important to quantify their properties. Using theoretical methods we investigate optical of 1D, 2D, and 3D structures composed of amorphous distributions of metallic spheres. It is shown, that the response of the constituent element, i.e. the single sphere localized surface plasmon resonance, is modified by the scattered fields of the other spheres in such a way that its peak position, peak amplitude, and full-width at half-maximum exhibit damped oscillations. The oscillation amplitude is set by the particle density and for the peak position may vary by up to 0.3 eV in the optical regime. Using a modified coupled dipole approach we calculate the effective (average) polarizability of plasmonic glasses and discuss their spectra as a function of the dimensionality, angle of incidence and polarization, and the minimum center-to-center distance. The analytical model is complemented and validated by T-Matrix calculations of the optical cross-sections of amorphous arrays of metallic spheres obtained using a modification of the Random Sequential Adsorption algorithm for lines, surfaces, and volumes.

  2. Optical glass compatibility for the design of apochromatic systems

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    Gruescu C.; Nicoara I.; Popov D.; Bodea R.; Hora H.

    2008-01-01

    The design of apochromatic systems is difficult because of two problems: the glass sorts compatibility and the c1/ca arbitrary input ratio. The optical glass manufacturers offer a wide range of sorts, so that the choice of triplet compatible glasses becomes itself an important separate problem. The paper provides a solution of mathematical modeling for the glass compatibility and, practically, analyses the sorts presented by Schott GmbH. The original software provided 22 compatible glass trip...

  3. Chalcogenide Glass Optical Waveguides for Infrared Biosensing

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    Anne, Marie-Laure; Keirsse, Julie; Nazabal, Virginie; Hyodo, Koji; Inoue, Satoru; Boussard-Pledel, Catherine; Lhermite, Hervé; Charrier, Joël; Yanakata, Kiyoyuki; Loreal, Olivier; Le Person, Jenny; Colas, Florent; Compère, Chantal; Bureau, Bruno

    2009-01-01

    Due to the remarkable properties of chalcogenide (Chg) glasses, Chg optical waveguides should play a significant role in the development of optical biosensors. This paper describes the fabrication and properties of chalcogenide fibres and planar waveguides. Using optical fibre transparent in the mid-infrared spectral range we have developed a biosensor that can collect information on whole metabolism alterations, rapidly and in situ. Thanks to this sensor it is possible to collect infrared spectra by remote spectroscopy, by simple contact with the sample. In this way, we tried to determine spectral modifications due, on the one hand, to cerebral metabolism alterations caused by a transient focal ischemia in the rat brain and, in the other hand, starvation in the mouse liver. We also applied a microdialysis method, a well known technique for in vivo brain metabolism studies, as reference. In the field of integrated microsensors, reactive ion etching was used to pattern rib waveguides between 2 and 300 μm wide. This technique was used to fabricate Y optical junctions for optical interconnections on chalcogenide amorphous films, which can potentially increase the sensitivity and stability of an optical micro-sensor. The first tests were also carried out to functionalise the Chg planar waveguides with the aim of using them as (bio)sensors. PMID:22423209

  4. Ultrapure ZBLAN glass for optical refrigerators

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    Hehlen, Markus P.; Epstein, Richard I.

    2007-02-01

    A quantitative description of optical refrigeration in Yb 3+-doped ZBLAN glass in the presence of transition-metal and OH impurities is presented. The model includes the competition of radiative processes with energy migration, energy transfer to transition-metal ions, and multiphonon relaxation. The cooling efficiency is sensitive to the presence of both 3d metal ions with absorption in the near infrared and high-frequency vibrational impurities such as OH. The calculation establishes maximum impurity concentrations for different operating temperatures and finds Cu 2+, Fe 2+, Co 2+, Ni 2+, and OH to be the most problematic species. Cu 2+ in particular has to be reduced to ZBLAN:Yb 3+ optical cryocooler to operate at 100-150 K.

  5. OPTICALLY HOMOGENEOUS PHOSPHATE GLASSES DOPED WITH METAL NANOPARTICLES

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    Shakhgil'dyan, Georgiy; Savinkov, Vitaliy; Konev, Denis; Paleari, A.; Sigaev, Vladimir

    2013-01-01

    The technique of batch preparation, melting, glass working and nanoscale modification of the structure of phosphate glass doped with gold nanoparticles was developed. Glass samples containing different amounts of phosphorus oxide were synthesized. Heat treatments of the samples were held in a gradient furnace. Physical, spectral-luminescent and nonlinear optical properties of the samples were studied.

  6. Stress Optical Coefficient, Test Methodology, and Glass Standard Evaluation

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    2016-05-01

    it can be used as an additional glass characterization method . If the SOC of a glass sample is known, the stress state of a glass specimen can be...evaluated through photoelastic methods both qualitatively and quantitatively. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. 11 8...ARL-TN-0756 ● MAY 2016 US Army Research Laboratory Stress Optical Coefficient, Test Methodology, and Glass Standard Evaluation

  7. Expanded IR glass map for multispectral optics designs

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    Bayya, Shyam; Gibson, Daniel; Nguyen, Vinh; Beadie, Guy; Sanghera, Jasbinder; Kotov, Mikhail

    2016-05-01

    This paper presents new multispectral IR glasses with transmission from 0.9 to > 14 μm in wavelength and refractive index from 2.38 to 2.17. These new glasses are designed to have comparable glass softening temperatures and compatible coefficients of thermal expansion to allow bonding and co-molding of multilayer optics. With large variation in their Abbe numbers and negative to near-zero dn/dT, optics made from these new glasses can significantly reduce the size/weight or complexity of the multispectral imaging systems for weight sensitive platforms.

  8. Optical properties of lead–bismuth cuprous glasses

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    P T Deshmukh; D K Burghate; V S Deogaonkar; S P Yawale; S V Pakade

    2003-10-01

    The optical transmission and absorption spectra in UV–VIS were recorded in the wavelength range 350–800 nm for different glass compositions in the system (CuO)(PbO)50–(Bi2O3)50 ( = 2.5, 5.0, 7.5, 10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 20.0). Absorption coefficient (), optical energy gap (opt), refractive index (D), optical dielectric constant ($\\varepsilon_{\\infty}^{′}$), measure of extent of band tailing ( ), constant () and ratio of carrier concentration to the effective mass (/*) have been reported. The effects of compositions of glasses on these parameters have been discussed. It has been indicated that a small compositional modification of the glasses lead to an important change in all the optical properties including non-linear behaviour. The optical parameters were found to be almost the same for different glasses in the same family.

  9. Glass-based integrated optical splitters: engineering oriented research

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    Hao, Yinlei; Zheng, Weiwei; Yang, Jianyi; Jiang, Xiaoqing; Wang, Minghua

    2010-10-01

    Optical splitter is one of most typical device heavily demanded in implementation of Fiber To The Home (FTTH) system. Due to its compatibility with optical fibers, low propagation loss, flexibility, and most distinguishingly, potentially costeffectiveness, glass-based integrated optical splitters made by ion-exchange technology promise to be very attractive in application of optical communication networks. Aiming at integrated optical splitters applied in optical communication network, glass ion-exchange waveguide process is developed, which includes two steps: thermal salts ion-exchange and field-assisted ion-diffusion. By this process, high performance optical splitters are fabricated in specially melted glass substrate. Main performance parameters of these splitters, including maximum insertion loss (IL), polarization dependence loss (PDL), and IL uniformity are all in accordance with corresponding specifications in generic requirements for optic branching components (GR-1209-CORE). In this paper, glass based integrated optical splitters manufacturing is demonstrated, after which, engineering-oriented research work results on glass-based optical splitter are presented.

  10. Optical properties of samarium doped zinc–tellurite glasses

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    B Eraiah

    2006-08-01

    Glasses with the composition, (Sm2O3)(ZnO)(40–)(TeO2)(60), were prepared by conventional melt quenching method. The density, molar volume, and optical energy band gap of these glasses have been measured. The refractive index, molar refraction and polarizability of oxide ion have been calculated by using Lorentz–Lorentz relations. Optical absorption spectra of these glasses were recorded in the range 300–700 nm at room temperature. The oxide ion polarizabilities deduced from two different quantities, viz. refractive index and optical energy band gap, agree well compared with other glasses. The nonlinear variation of the above optical parameters with respect to samarium dopant has been explained.

  11. Optical and mechanical anisotropy of oxide glass fibers

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    Deubener, J.; Yue, Yuanzheng

    2012-01-01

    Upon fiber drawing, glass forming oxide melts are thermally quenched and mechanically stretched. High cooling rates (up to 106 K/min) of quenched glass fibres lead to higher enthalpy state of liquids, thereby, to higher fictive temperature than regular quenching (e.g. 20 K/min) of bulk glass...... products [1], whereas stretching (frozen-in strain) results in optical and mechanical anisotropy of glass fibers, which is quantified inter alia by the specific birefringence [2]. The paper will stress the later effects by combining previous results on the structural origins of birefringence...... and anisotropic shrinkage in silica and phosphate fibers with recent studies on relaxation of optical anisotropy in E-glass fibers [3,4]....

  12. Linear and nonlinear optical properties of tellurite glasses

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    Jin, Zhian

    Tellurite glasses have been widely studied from bulk materials to structured devices, with the emphasis on the development of nonlinear optical fibers to demonstrate the functionalities of supercontinuum generation, erbium doped fiber amplifier and Raman amplifiers, etc. The new type tellurite-based optical fibers exhibit superior advantages over conventional silica ones, due to their high optical nonlinearity, broad transmission window, high rare earth element solubility and Raman gain intensity. Like silica fibers, tellurite fibers may also incorporate various fiber structures including solid core-cladding one and microstructure one (e.g. photonic crystal). The fiber loss was ever reported as low as ˜1dB/m using rod-in-tube fabrication process. Beyond all those progresses, little success has been made on improving the optical nonlinear property of tellurite glasses chi(3) ˜ 50 times bigger than fused silica). The challenge remains for tellurite glasses that their optical nonlinearity is more than 1 order smaller to compare with chalcogenides, although they are more stable chemically and structurally. In this work, after carefully reviewing the trend of optical nonlinearity for solid glasses, we adopted two strategies to potentially increase the linear and third-order optical nonlinear properties for tellurite glasses. A more polarizable electronic excitation may be achievable by introducing chalcogen elements (e.g. Sulfur or Selenium) into TeO2 vitreous network and synthesizing glasses with a linear helical chainlike structure. The ab initio computational results of microscopic hyper-polarizabilities of hypothetical mixed - 2 - tellurite chalcogenide glass molecular structure (TeO2(TeOX)n) confirmed the enhanced effect as Te-X (X=S or Se) bonds exist and the molecular size (n) grows. Quantitative estimates of the macroscopic linear and nonlinear properties for a mixed glass made from chains of n = 5 units leads to a conclusion that the extra Te-S (or Te

  13. Expanded IR glass map with new NRL glasses for multispectral optics designs (Conference Presentation)

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    Bayya, Shyam S.; Gibson, Daniel; Nguyen, Vinh; Sanghera, Jasbinder; Kotov, Mikhail; McClain, Collin; Vizgaitis, Jay

    2017-06-01

    There is a strong desire to reduce size and weight of single and multiband IR imaging systems in ISR operations on hand-held, helmet mounted or airborne platforms. NRL is working on developing new IR glasses that transmit from 0.9 to > 12 µm in wavelength, with refractive index ranging from 2.38 to 3.17, to expand the glass map and provide compact solutions to multispectral imaging systems. These glasses were specifically designed to have comparable glass molding temperatures and thermal properties so that they can be laminated and co-molded into optics with reduced number of air-glass interfaces (lower Fresnel reflection losses). These new NRL glasses also have negative or very low dn/dT, making it easier to athermalize the optical system. Our multispectral optics designs using these new materials demonstrate reduced size, complexity and improved performance. This presentation will cover discussions on the new optical materials, multispectral designs, as well fabrication and characterization of new optics.

  14. Optical glass compatibility for the design of apochromatic systems

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    Gruescu C.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The design of apochromatic systems is difficult because of two problems: the glass sorts compatibility and the c1/ca arbitrary input ratio. The optical glass manufacturers offer a wide range of sorts, so that the choice of triplet compatible glasses becomes itself an important separate problem. The paper provides a solution of mathematical modeling for the glass compatibility and, practically, analyses the sorts presented by Schott GmbH. The original software provided 22 compatible glass triplets. The authors explored the possibilities of enlarging the c1/ca ratio from the value 0.6 indicated in the literature to a range of [0.5…0.8]. Therefore, they designed and analyzed a set of 88 triplets. A correct glass choice can insure twice-larger apertures than the traditional ones for best quality apochromats (diffraction-limited.

  15. Erbium Doped Phosphate Glass For Optical Waveguide Amplifier

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    R.S.F.Wong; S.Q.Man; E.Y.B.Pun; P.S.Chung

    2000-01-01

    @@ Erbium (Er3+) doped phosphate glasses was prepared and the optical properties of these glasses were investigated. The emission parameters were calculated using the Judd-Ofelt treatment. The radiative lifetime of the 4I13/2 level is calculated to be 7.2ms. The fluorescence lifetime is measured to be 6ms, and the quantum efficiency is estimated to be 83%. Ion-exchanged optical waveguides were fabricated in these glasses by using pure KNO3 meet at 370℃, and diluted AgNO3 molten salt at 270℃. It was found that the lower temperature diluted AgNO3 molten salt is better for the ion exchange process. Planar waveguide with 5 modes at the 633nm and 2 modes at the 1550nm was demonstrated using the diluted AgNO3. Our results show that phosphate glass is a potential candidate for the 1.5μm optical amplifier device.

  16. Precision glass molding: Toward an optimal fabrication of optical lenses

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    Zhang, Liangchi; Liu, Weidong

    2016-12-01

    It is costly and time consuming to use machining processes, such as grinding, polishing and lapping, to produce optical glass lenses with complex features. Precision glass molding (PGM) has thus been developed to realize an efficient manufacture of such optical components in a single step. However, PGM faces various technical challenges. For example, a PGM process must be carried out within the super-cooled region of optical glass above its glass transition temperature, in which the material has an unstable non-equilibrium structure. Within a narrow window of allowable temperature variation, the glass viscosity can change from 105 to 1012 Pas due to the kinetic fragility of the super-cooled liquid. This makes a PGM process sensitive to its molding temperature. In addition, because of the structural relaxation in this temperature window, the atomic structure that governs the material properties is strongly dependent on time and thermal history. Such complexity often leads to residual stresses and shape distortion in a lens molded, causing unexpected changes in density and refractive index. This review will discuss some of the central issues in PGM processes and provide a method based on a manufacturing chain consideration from mold material selection, property and deformation characterization of optical glass to process optimization. The realization of such optimization is a necessary step for the Industry 4.0 of PGM.

  17. Precision glass molding: Toward an optimal fabrication of optical lenses

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    Zhang, Liangchi; Liu, Weidong

    2017-03-01

    It is costly and time consuming to use machining processes, such as grinding, polishing and lapping, to produce optical glass lenses with complex features. Precision glass molding (PGM) has thus been developed to realize an efficient manufacture of such optical components in a single step. However, PGM faces various technical challenges. For example, a PGM process must be carried out within the super-cooled region of optical glass above its glass transition temperature, in which the material has an unstable non-equilibrium structure. Within a narrow window of allowable temperature variation, the glass viscosity can change from 105 to 1012 Pas due to the kinetic fragility of the super-cooled liquid. This makes a PGM process sensitive to its molding temperature. In addition, because of the structural relaxation in this temperature window, the atomic structure that governs the material properties is strongly dependent on time and thermal history. Such complexity often leads to residual stresses and shape distortion in a lens molded, causing unexpected changes in density and refractive index. This review will discuss some of the central issues in PGM processes and provide a method based on a manufacturing chain consideration from mold material selection, property and deformation characterization of optical glass to process optimization. The realization of such optimization is a necessary step for the Industry 4.0 of PGM.

  18. Electro-optical circuit board with single-mode glass waveguide optical interconnects

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    Brusberg, Lars; Neitz, Marcel; Pernthaler, Dominik; Weber, Daniel; Sirbu, Bogdan; Herbst, Christian; Frey, Christopher; Queisser, Marco; Wöhrmann, Markus; Manessis, Dionysios; Schild, Beatrice; Oppermann, Hermann; Eichhammer, Yann; Schröder, Henning; Hâkansson, Andreas; Tekin, Tolga

    2016-03-01

    A glass optical waveguide process has been developed for fabrication of electro-optical circuit boards (EOCB). Very thin glass panels with planar integrated single-mode waveguides can be embedded as a core layer in printed circuit boards for high-speed board-level chip-to-chip and board-to-board optical interconnects over an optical backplane. Such singlemode EOCBs will be needed in upcoming high performance computers and data storage network environments in case single-mode operating silicon photonic ICs generate high-bandwidth signals [1]. The paper will describe some project results of the ongoing PhoxTroT project, in which a development of glass based single-mode on-board and board-to-board interconnection platform is successfully in progress. The optical design comprises a 500 μm thin glass panel (Schott D263Teco) with purely optical layers for single-mode glass waveguides. The board size is accommodated to the mask size limitations of the fabrication (200 mm wafer level process, being later transferred also to larger panel size). Our concept consists of directly assembling of silicon photonic ICs on cut-out areas in glass-based optical waveguide panels. A part of the electrical wiring is patterned by thin film technology directly on the glass wafer surface. A coupling element will be assembled on bottom side of the glass-based waveguide panel for 3D coupling between board-level glass waveguides and chip-level silicon waveguides. The laminate has a defined window for direct glass access for assembling of the photonic integrated circuit chip and optical coupling element. The paper describes the design, fabrication and characterization of glass-based electro-optical circuit board with format of (228 x 305) mm2.

  19. Optical phase conjugation in semiconductor-doped glasses

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    Roussignol, P.; Ricard, D.; Rustagi, K. C.; Flytzanis, C.

    1985-08-01

    We have studied optical phase conjugation in two types of semiconductor-doped glasses. Corning 3.68 and Schott OG 530 at λ = 0.532 μm using picosecond pulses. We observe a slow nonlinearity in agreement with the slow decay of luminescence. The saturation of the reflectivity is strongly correlated with the absorption saturation of these glasses and may be interpreted in terms of a three-level system model.

  20. Mixed alkali tungsten borate glassesOptical and structural properties

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    Edukondalu, A.; Kavitha, B.; Samee, M.A. [Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500 007 (India); Kareem Ahmmed, Shaik [M.J. College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad (India); Rahman, Syed, E-mail: syedrahman848@yahoo.co.in [Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500 007 (India); Siva Kumar, K. [Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500 007 (India)

    2013-03-05

    Highlights: ► The MAE in the Li{sub 2}O–Na{sub 2}O–WO{sub 3}–B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses was studied through density, optical and MDSC. ► Optical band gap (E{sub opt}) and Urbach energy (ΔE) have been evaluated. ► The FTIR studies on the present glasses indicates the presence of BO{sub 3}, BO{sub 4}, WO{sub 3}, WO{sub 6} and Li units. ► The values of E{sub opt} and ΔE show non-linear behavior with compositional parameter showing the MAE. ► The glass basicity and interaction parameter were observed to be less. -- Abstract: Glasses with composition xLi{sub 2}O-(30-x)Na{sub 2}O-10WO{sub 3}-60B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (where x = 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 mol%) were prepared by the melt quenching technique. Density, refractive index and glass transition temperature varies non-linearly with glass composition indicting the presence of mixed alkali effect. Optical energy band gap for various indirect and direct (allowed and forbidden) transitions were determined using Tauc plots. IR spectral study reveals the existence of BO{sub 3} and BO{sub 4} groups with W–O–W vibrations in the present glasses. Based on good correlation among refractive index based electronic polarizability of oxide ions, optical basicity and the Yamashita–Kurosawa’s interaction parameter, the present Li{sub 2}O–Na{sub 2}O–WO{sub 3}–B{sub 2}O{sub 3} glasses were classified as semi covalent oxides.

  1. Structural, optical and glass transition studies on Nd{sup 3+}-doped lead bismuth borate glasses

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    Karthikeyan, B.; Mohan, S

    2003-07-01

    Nd{sup 3+}-doped lead bismuth borate (PbO-Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-B{sub 2}O{sub 3}) glasses were prepared with different concentrations of Nd{sup 3+}. The structural studies were done through FTIR spectral analysis. The glass transition studies were done through differential scanning calorimetry. The optical analysis was done by using Judd-Ofelt theory. The structural study reveals that the glass has [BiO{sub 3}], BO{sub 4}, BO{sub 3} and PbO{sub 4} units as the local structures.

  2. Damage Resistant Optical Glasses for High Power Lasers: A Continuing Glass Science and Technology Challenge

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    Campbell, J H

    2002-08-28

    A major challenge in the development of optical glasses for high-power lasers is reducing or eliminating laser-induced damage to the interior (bulk) and the polished surface of the glass. Bulk laser damage in glass generally originates from inclusions. With the development of novel glass melting and forming processes it is now possible to make both fused silica and a suit of meta-phosphate laser glasses in large sizes ({approx}>0.5-lm diameter), free of inclusions and with high optical homogeneity ({approx} 10{sup -6}). Considerable attention also has been focused on improving the laser damage resistance to polished optical glass surfaces. Studies have shown that laser-induced damage to surfaces grows exponentially with the number of shots when illuminated with nano-second pulses at 351-nm above a given fluence threshold. A new approach for reducing and eliminating laser-induced surface damage relies on a series of post-polishing treatment steps. This damage improvement method is briefly reviewed.

  3. Large optical glass blanks for the ELT generation

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    Jedamzik, Ralf; Petzold, Uwe; Dietrich, Volker; Wittmer, Volker; Rexius, Olga

    2016-07-01

    The upcoming extremely large telescope projects like the E-ELT, TMT or GMT telescopes require not only large amount of mirror blank substrates but have also sophisticated instrument setups. Common instrument components are atmospheric dispersion correctors that compensate for the varying atmospheric path length depending on the telescope inclination angle. These elements consist usually of optical glass blanks that have to be large due to the increased size of the focal beam of the extremely large telescopes. SCHOTT has a long experience in producing and delivering large optical glass blanks for astronomical applications up to 1 m and in homogeneity grades up to H3 quality in the past. The most common optical glass available in large formats is SCHOTT N-BK7. But other glass types like F2 or LLF1 can also be produced in formats up to 1 m. The extremely large telescope projects partly demand atmospheric dispersion components even in sizes beyond 1m up to a range of 1.5 m diameter. The production of such large homogeneous optical glass banks requires tight control of all process steps. To cover this demand in the future SCHOTT initiated a research project to improve the large optical blank production process steps from melting to annealing and measurement. Large optical glass blanks are measured in several sub-apertures that cover the total clear aperture of the application. With SCHOTT's new stitching software it is now possible to combine individual sub-aperture measurements to a total homogeneity map of the blank. In this presentation first results will be demonstrated.

  4. Optical Basicity and Nepheline Crystallization in High Alumina Glasses

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    Rodriguez, Carmen P.; McCloy, John S.; Schweiger, M. J.; Crum, Jarrod V.; Winschell, Abigail E.

    2011-02-25

    The purpose of this study was to find compositions that increase waste loading of high-alumina wastes beyond what is currently acceptable while avoiding crystallization of nepheline (NaAlSiO4) on slow cooling. Nepheline crystallization has been shown to have a large impact on the chemical durability of high-level waste glasses. It was hypothesized that there would be some composition regions where high-alumina would not result in nepheline crystal production, compositions not currently allowed by the nepheline discriminator. Optical basicity (OB) and the nepheline discriminator (ND) are two ways of describing a given complex glass composition. This report presents the theoretical and experimental basis for these models. They are being studied together in a quadrant system as metrics to explore nepheline crystallization and chemical durability as a function of waste glass composition. These metrics were calculated for glasses with existing data and also for theoretical glasses to explore nepheline formation in Quadrant IV (passes OB metric but fails ND metric), where glasses are presumed to have good chemical durability. Several of these compositions were chosen, and glasses were made to fill poorly represented regions in Quadrant IV. To evaluate nepheline formation and chemical durability of these glasses, quantitative X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis and the Product Consistency Test were conducted. A large amount of quantitative XRD data is collected here, both from new glasses and from glasses of previous studies that had not previously performed quantitative XRD on the phase assemblage. Appendix A critically discusses a large dataset to be considered for future quantitative studies on nepheline formation in glass. Appendix B provides a theoretical justification for choice of the oxide coefficients used to compute the OB criterion for nepheline formation.

  5. Biodeterioration of optical glass induced by lubricants used in optical instruments technology.

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    Bartosik, Magdalena; Zakowska, Zofia; Cedzińska, Krystyna; Rozniakowski, Kazimierz

    2010-01-01

    The process of biodeterioration of optical glass was studied after being induced by an auxiliary material (lubricant 4CKP) used in the production of optical instruments. It was determined that the lubricant can initiate growth of conidia of Aspergillus niger fungus. Acid spawn metabolites cause deterioration of the glass surface. Measurements of laser light beam transmittance through the glass plate and the AAS chemical analysis method of the post-culture fluid allowed to determine that glass with a high SiO2 content is most resistant to corrosion caused by the growth of A. niger fungi spawn.

  6. Optical properties of CdS-glass nanocomposites

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    Popov, Ivan D.; Kuznetsova, Yulia V.; Sergeev, Alexander A.; Rempel, Svetlana V.; Rempel, Andrey A.

    2017-09-01

    CdS-glass nanocomposite included CdS nanoparticles in it have been synthesized. CdS nanoparticles in silicate glass matrix have an average diameter from 3 to 7.5 nm depending on a heat treatment regime. As was demonstrated using the methods of spectrophotometry and luminescence in the UV, visible and NIR optical ranges, optical properties of the nanocomposite significantly depends on the size of nanoparticles. The high temperature treatment has lead to increase the luminescence intensity. At the same time, the contribution of the lifetime of the slower decay component was increased.

  7. Recent results on bulk laser damage threshold of optical glasses

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    Jedamzik, Ralf; Elsmann, Frank

    2013-02-01

    Modern pulsed laser applications cover a broad range of wavelength, power and pulse widths. Beam guiding optics in laser systems do not only have specific requirements on the imaging quality but also have to withstand high laser power. The laser damage threshold of an optical component depends on the surface (polishing, coating ...) and also on the bulk material properties. Actual values of bulk laser damage thresholds, particularly at pulse lengths less than 1 nanosecond (1 ns), of optical glasses are rarely found in literature, except for fused silica, which is known as a key optical material for components in high power laser. However, fused silica is rather expensive and limited in optical properties. That is the reason why customers often ask for laser damage threshold data of optical glasses. Therefore, SCHOTT has started a project for the characterization of the bulk laser damage threshold of optical glasses at the wavelengths 532 nm and 1064 nm with pulse lengths in the nano- and pico-second range. Bulk and surface laser damage testing has been performed by the Laser Zentrum Hannover in Germany according to the S-on-1 test of DIN EN ISO 11254-2 / DIN EN ISO 21254.

  8. Engineering of Glasses for Advanced Optical Fiber Applications

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    Nathan Carlie

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Advanced optical applications (such as fiber opticsdemand the engineering of innovative materialswhich provide the requisite optical performance in aform with specific functionality necessary for thedesired application. We will report on recent effortsto engineer new non-oxide glasses with tailoredphoto-sensitive response, and multi-component oxideglasses optimized for use in next generation Ramanamplification applications. The ultimate performanceof such glasses relies on control of the formation andstability of defective and/or metastable structuralconfigurations and their impact on physical as well aslinear and nonlinear optical properties. Direct laserwriting has drawn considerable attention since thedevelopment of femtosecond lasers and therecognition that such systems possess the requisiteintensity to modify, reversibly or irreversibly thephysical properties of optical materials. Such“structuring” has emerged as one of several possibleroutes for the fabrication of waveguides and otherphoto-induced structures.

  9. Optical Nonlinearities in Chalcogenide Glasses and their Applications

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    Zakery, A

    2007-01-01

    Photonics, which uses photons for information and image processing, has been labeled the technology of the 21st century, for which non-linear optical processes provide the key functions of frequency conversion and optical switching. Chalcogenide glass fiber is one of the most promising candidates for use as a non-linear optical medium because of its high optical nonlinearity and long interaction length. Since the chalcogenide glass fibers transmit into the IR, there are numerous potential applications in the civil, medical and military areas. One of the most exciting developments in the future is going to be in the area of rare-earth ion doping of chalcogenide fibers for IR fluorescence emission. The IR light sources, lasers and amplifiers developed using this phenomena will be very useful in civil, medical and military applications. Remote IR spectroscopy and imaging using flexible fibers will be realized for applications. Other future research areas which will inevitably be explored includes non-linear opti...

  10. Optical Characterization of Zinc Modified Bismuth Silicate Glasses

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    Rajesh Parmar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The optical characterization of glass samples in the system 40SiO2 · xZnO · (60-xBi2O3 with x=0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 prepared by conventional melt-quench technique has been carried out in the light of Hydrogenic Excitonic Model (HEM. The absorption coefficient spectra show good agreement with theoretical HEM for the present glass system and the values of different parameters like Eg, R, Γ1, Γc, and Co have been estimated from fitting of this model. The values of energy band gap estimated from fitting of HEM with experimental data are in good agreement with those obtained from Tauc’s plot for direct transitions. The band gap energy is found to increase with increase of ZnO content. The decrease in values of Urbach energy with increase in ZnO content indicates a decrease in defect concentration in the glass matrix on addition of ZnO content. Optical constants n and k obey k-k consistency and the dielectric response of the studied glass system is similar to that obtained for Classical Electron Theory of Dielectric Materials. The calculated values of the metallization criterion (M show that the synthesized glasses may be good candidates for new nonlinear optical materials.

  11. Optical lead flint glasses: key material in optics since centuries and in future

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    Hartmann, Peter

    2015-09-01

    About 350 years ago a new kind of glass types was invented for decorative purposes such as drinking glasses, bowls and vases. It needed more than 70 years until the capability of these lead flint glasses was discovered to improve the performance of optical systems markedly. Color correction enabled images with resolution more than ten times better than earlier systems opening the view of researchers for new fields in the micro and macro world. Within the next 150 years the progress in optical glass production concentrated on improving quality especially homogeneity, characterization of its properties and achieving larger lenses. The introduction of glass types with considerably different compositions in the 1880s led to complementation of the glass program but not to a replacement of the lead flint glasses. Their outstanding optical properties together with their favorable melting behavior kept them being workhorses in optical systems design. One of the outstanding properties of lead flint glasses is their capability of being cast in large volumes. The size development reached a summit by the end of the 19th century with the lenses of the largest refracting telescopes. Their use as radiation shielding glasses since the second half of the 20th century led to even bigger castings of up to two tons of weight. In the 1990s the other outstanding property made lead flint glass types playing an important role in microlithography. Transmissive optics working with the mercury i-line needs crown and flint glass for dispersion correction of the comparatively broad i-line. The flint glasses had to have utmost transmission in the near UV to reduce thermal lensing as far as possible. This combination of requirements on dispersion and transmission could be fulfilled only by using lead flint glasses. It remains valid in fluorescence microscopy. Here the trend goes to an ever broader spectral range extending from the IR into the UV allowing diffraction limited resolution for many

  12. Midinfrared optical rogue waves in soft glass photonic crystal fiber

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    Buccoliero, Daniel; Steffensen, Henrik; Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Heike

    2011-01-01

    We investigate numerically the formation of extreme events or rogue waves in soft glass tellurite fibers and demonstrate that optical loss drastically diminishes shot-to-shot fluctuations characteristic of picosecond pumped supercontinuum (SC). When loss is neglected these fluctuations include...... distributions. Our results thus implicitly show that rogue waves will not occur in any SC spectrum that is limited by loss, such as commercial silica fiber based SC sources. © 2011 Optical Society of America....

  13. Nonlinear Optical Properties and Femtosecond Laser Micromachining of Special Glasses

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    Almeida,Juliana M. P.; Gustavo F. B. Almeida; Boni, Leonardo De; Cleber R. Mendonça

    2015-01-01

    Materials specially designed for photonics have been at the vanguard of chemistry, physics and materials science, driven by the development of new technologies. One particular class of materials investigated in this context are glasses, that in principle should exhibit high third order optical nonlinearities and fast response time, whose optical properties can be tailored by compositional changes, such as, for instance, the incorporation of metallic nanoparticles to explore plasmon resonances...

  14. Optical medical imaging: from glass to man

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    Bradley, Mark

    2016-11-01

    A formidable challenge in modern respiratory healthcare is the accurate and timely diagnosis of lung infection and inflammation. The EPSRC Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (IRC) `Proteus' seeks to address this challenge by developing an optical fibre based healthcare technology platform that combines physiological sensing with multiplexed optical molecular imaging. This technology will enable in situ measurements deep in the human lung allowing the assessment of tissue function and characterization of the unique signatures of pulmonary disease and is illustrated here with our in-man application of Optical Imaging SmartProbes and our first device Versicolour.

  15. Loose abrasive lapping hardness of optical glasses and its interpretation.

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    Lambropoulos, J C; Xu, S; Fang, T

    1997-03-01

    We present an interpretation of the lapping hardness of commercially available optical glasses in terms of a micromechanics model of material removal by subsurface lateral cracking. We analyze data on loose abrasive microgrinding, or lapping at fixed nominal pressure, for many commercially available optical glasses in terms of this model. The Schott and Hoya data on lapping hardness are correlated with the results of such a model. Lapping hardness is a function of the mechanical properties of the glass: The volume removal rate increases approximately linearly with Young's modulus, and it decreases with fracture toughness and (approximately) the square of the Knoop hardness. The microroughness induced by lapping depends on the plastic and elastic properties of the glass, depending on abrasive shape. This is in contrast to deterministic microgrinding (fixed infeed rate), where it is determined from the plastic and fracture properties of the glass. We also show that Preston's coefficient has a similar dependence as lapping hardness on glass mechanical properties, as well as a linear dependence on abrasive size for the case of brittle material removal. These observations lead to the definition of an augmented Preston coefficient during brittle material removal. The augmented Preston coefficient does not depend on glass material properties or abrasive size and thus describes the interaction of the glass surface with the coolant-immersed abrasive grain and the backing plate. Numerical simulations of indentation are used to locate the origin of subsurface cracks and the distribution of residual surface and subsurface stresses, known to cause surface (radial) and subsurface (median, lateral) cracks.

  16. Passive optical losses in laser glass

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    Caird, J.A.; Milanovich, F.P.; Nielsen, N.D.; Powell, H.T.; Marion, J.E.; Pertica, A.J.; Roe, J.N.

    1989-05-11

    Background absorption, scattering, and stress-birefringence loss measurements are reported for phosphate laser glass amplifier media used in fusion and high average power laser systems. Typical background absorption and stress birefringence losses were found to be comparable, and on the order of 10/sup /minus/3/ cm/sup /minus/1/. Scattering losses, on the other hand, were typically found to be more than an order of magnitude smaller. The results indicate that improvements in the cost/performance ratio can be achieved by reducing background absorption of birefringence, and possibly also through the use of cheaper polishing techniques. 6 refs.

  17. Optical and spectroscopic study of erbium doped calcium borotellurite glasses

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    Gomes, J. F.; Lima, A. M. O.; Sandrini, M.; Medina, A. N.; Steimacher, A.; Pedrochi, F.; Barboza, M. J.

    2017-04-01

    In this study, 10CaF2 - (29.9-0.4x)CaO - (60-0.6x)B2O3 - xTeO2 - 0,1Er2O3 (x = 10, 16, 22, 30 and 50 mol %) glasses were synthesized, and their optical and spectroscopic properties were investigated. X-ray diffraction, density, glass transition temperature (Tg), crystallization temperature (Tx), refraction index, luminescence, radiative lifetime and optical absorption measurements were carried out. Molar volume (Vm), thermal stability (Tx-Tg), electronic polarizability (αm), optical bang gap energy (Eg) and Judd-Ofelt (JO) parameters Ωt (2,4,6) were also calculated. The results are discussed in terms of tellurium oxide content. The increase of TeO2 in the glasses composition increases density, refractive index and electronic polarizability. The optical band gap energy decreases varying from 3.37 to 2.71 eV for the glasses with 10 and 50 mol% of TeO2, respectively. The optical absorption coefficient spectra show characteristic bands of Er3+ ions. Furthermore, these spectra in NIR region show a decrease of hydroxyl groups as a function of TeO2 addition. Luminescence intensity and radiative lifetimes at 1530 nm show an increasing with the TeO2 content. The JO parameters of Er:CaBTeX glasses follow the trend Ω2 > Ω4 > Ω6 and the quality factor values (Ω4/Ω6) were between 1.37 and 3.07. By comparing the measured lifetime with the calculated radiative decay time, quantum efficiency was calculated. The luminescence emission intensity at 1530 nm decreases with the increase of temperature. The lifetime values show a slight trend to decrease with the temperature increase, from 300 to 420 K, for all the samples.

  18. Quantum vacuum radiation in optical glass

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    Liberati, Stefano; Visser, Matt

    2011-01-01

    A recent experimental claim of the detection of analogue Hawking radiation in an optical system [PRL 105 (2010) 203901] has led to some controversy [PRL 107 (2011) 149401, 149402]. While this experiment strongly suggests some form of particle creation from the quantum vacuum (and hence it is per se very interesting), it is also true that it seems difficult to completely explain all features of the observations by adopting the perspective of a Hawking-like mechanism for the radiation. For instance, the observed photons are emitted parallel to the optical horizon, and the relevant optical horizon is itself defined in an unusual manner by combining group and phase velocities. This raises the question: Is this really Hawking radiation, or some other form of quantum vacuum radiation? Naive estimates of the amount of quantum vacuum radiation generated due to the rapidly changing refractive index --- sometimes called the dynamical Casimir effect --- are not encouraging. However we feel that naive estimates could be ...

  19. Optical glass with tightest refractive index and dispersion tolerances for high-end optical designs

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    Jedamzik, R.; Reichel, S.; Hartmann, P.

    2014-03-01

    In high end optical designs the quality of the optical system not only depends on the chosen optical glasses but also on the available refractive index and Abbe number tolerances. The primary optical design is based on datasheet values of the refractive index and Abbe number. In general the optical position of the delivered glass will deviate from the catalog values by given tolerances due to production tolerances. Therefore in many cases the final optical design needs to be modified based on real glass data. Tighter refractive index and Abbe number tolerances can greatly reduce this additional amount of work. The refractive index and Abbe number of an optical glass is a function of the chemical composition and the annealing process. Tight refractive index tolerances require not only a close control and high reliability of the melting and fine annealing process but also best possible material data. These data rely on high accuracy measurement and accurate control during mass production. Modern melting and annealing procedure do not only enable tight index tolerances but also a high homogeneity of the optical properties. Recently SCHOTT was able to introduce the tightest available refractive index and Abbe number tolerance available in the market: step 0.5 meaning a refractive index tolerance of +/- 0.0001 and an Abbe number tolerance of +/- 0.1%. This presentation describes how the refractive index depends on the glass composition and annealing process and describes the requirements to get to this tightest refractive index and Abbe number tolerance.

  20. Precision molding of advanced glass optics: innovative production technology for lens arrays and free form optics

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    Pongs, Guido; Bresseler, Bernd; Bergs, Thomas; Menke, Gert

    2012-10-01

    Today isothermal precision molding of imaging glass optics has become a widely applied and integrated production technology in the optical industry. Especially in consumer electronics (e.g. digital cameras, mobile phones, Blu-ray) a lot of optical systems contain rotationally symmetrical aspherical lenses produced by precision glass molding. But due to higher demands on complexity and miniaturization of optical elements the established process chain for precision glass molding is not sufficient enough. Wafer based molding processes for glass optics manufacturing become more and more interesting for mobile phone applications. Also cylindrical lens arrays can be used in high power laser systems. The usage of unsymmetrical free-form optics allows an increase of efficiency in optical laser systems. Aixtooling is working on different aspects in the fields of mold manufacturing technologies and molding processes for extremely high complex optical components. In terms of array molding technologies, Aixtooling has developed a manufacturing technology for the ultra-precision machining of carbide molds together with European partners. The development covers the machining of multi lens arrays as well as cylindrical lens arrays. The biggest challenge is the molding of complex free-form optics having no symmetrical axis. A comprehensive CAD/CAM data management along the entire process chain is essential to reach high accuracies on the molded lenses. Within a national funded project Aixtooling is working on a consistent data handling procedure in the process chain for precision molding of free-form optics.

  1. Micro-machining of optical glasses – A review of diamond-cutting glasses

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    F Z Fang; X D Liu; L C Lee

    2003-10-01

    In order to diamond-turn optical glasses to a nanometric surface finish, it is critical to determine the transition point from brittle mode to ductile mode. This paper presents various experimental techniques to study this transition and discusses the mechanism of the surface generation. It has been recognized that tool wear is a serious issue in diamond turning of glasses. Thus, research in future should be concentrated on this field to enable the technology to be applied in commercial production.

  2. [Optical parameters of Er3+ in oxyfluoride glass ceramic].

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    He, Chen-juan; Chen, Luan; Meng, Chao; Song, Zeng-fu; Wang, Zhi-guang; Meng, Guang-zheng

    2002-08-01

    Recently, in virtue of the develop of the semiconductor laser and the doped laser materials with rare-earth ions, the up-conversion laser with resonant pump has became a scientific subject in great demand. The doped oxyfluoride glass ceramic with rare-earth ions is a very excellent material, its optical property and chemical stability are outstanding. So, absorption spectrum of Er3+ in Fluoroxide glass ceramic was measured, and intensity parameters omega lambda were calculated using Judd-Oflet theory. Some predicted spectroscopic parameters of the excited states, like the spontaneous radiative transition rate, branching ratio and integrated emission cross section were given.

  3. Optical properties and structure of beryllium lead silicate glasses

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    Zhidkov, I. S., E-mail: i.s.zhidkov@urfu.ru [Ural Federal University, Mira Str. 19, Yekaterinburg, 620002, Russia and Institute of Metal Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences-Ural Division, S. Kovalevskoi Str. 18, 620990 Yekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Zatsepin, A. F.; Cholakh, S. O.; Kuznetsova, Yu. A. [Ural Federal University, Mira Str. 19, Yekaterinburg, 620002 (Russian Federation)

    2014-10-21

    Luminescence and optical properties and structural features of (BeO){sub x}(PbO⋅SiO{sub 2}){sub 1−x} glasses (x = 0 ÷ 0.3) are investigated by means of optical absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The regularities of the formation of the optical absorption edge and static disorder are studied. It is shown that the optical absorption and luminescence are determined by transitions between localized states of lead ions. The impact of beryllium oxide on optical and luminescence properties and electronic structure of bands tails is discussed. The presence of two different concentration ranges with various short-range order structure and band tails nature has been established.

  4. Optical properties and structure of beryllium lead silicate glasses

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    Zhidkov, I. S.; Zatsepin, A. F.; Cholakh, S. O.; Kuznetsova, Yu. A.

    2014-10-01

    Luminescence and optical properties and structural features of (BeO)x(PbOṡSiO2)1-x glasses (x = 0 ÷ 0.3) are investigated by means of optical absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The regularities of the formation of the optical absorption edge and static disorder are studied. It is shown that the optical absorption and luminescence are determined by transitions between localized states of lead ions. The impact of beryllium oxide on optical and luminescence properties and electronic structure of bands tails is discussed. The presence of two different concentration ranges with various short-range order structure and band tails nature has been established.

  5. Er3+-Yb3+ codoped borosilicate glass for optical thermometry

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    2010-01-01

    Infrared to green up-conversion emissions centered at the wavelengths of about 524 and 550 nm of the Er3+-Yb3+ codoped borosilicate glass are recorded,using a 978 nm semiconductor laser diode(LD) as an excitation source.The fluorescence intensity ratio(FIR) of the green up-conversion emissions at about 524 and 550 nm in the Er3+-Yb3+ codoped borosilicate glass has been studied as a function of temperature over the temperature range of 295-873 K.The maximum sensitivity and the temperature resolution derived from the FIR of the green up-conversion emissions are approximately 0.0038 K-1 and 0.2 K,respectively.It is demonstrated that the prototype optical temperature sensor based on the FIR technique from the green up-conversion emissions in the Er3+-Yb3+ codoped borosilicate glass plays a major role in temperature measurement.

  6. Optical glass: refractive index change with wavelength and temperature

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    Englert, Marion; Hartmann, Peter; Reichel, Steffen

    2014-05-01

    With the catalog of 1992 SCHOTT introduced two formulae each with six parameters for a better representation of the refractive index of optical glasses. The Sellmeier-equation improved the characterization of dispersion at room temperature and the Hoffmann equation that of its temperature dependence. Better representation had been expected because both formulae were derived from general dispersion theory. The original publication of Hoffmann et al. from 1992 contains first results on the accuracy of the fits. The extended use of the formulae has led to a collection of data allowing reviewing the adequacy of the Sellmeier-equation approach on a much broader basis. We compare fitted refractive index values with measured values for all wavelengths used at our precision refractive index goniometer. Data sets are available for specific melts of the four representative glass types N-BK7, N-FK5, LF5 and IRG2. For some materials, the optical glass N-LAF21, the IR glass IRG2 and the crystal CaF2, several sets of data for the temperature dependence of the refractive index are available thus giving evidence for the variation of these properties among melts of the same material.

  7. Precision glass molding of high-resolution diffractive optical elements

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    Prater, Karin; Dukwen, Julia; Scharf, Toralf; Herzig, Hans P.; Plöger, Sven; Hermerschmidt, Andreas

    2016-04-01

    The demand of high resolution diffractive optical elements (DOE) is growing. Smaller critical dimensions allow higher deflection angles and can fulfill more demanding requirements, which can only be met by using electron-beam lithography. Replication techniques are more economical, since the high cost of the master can be distributed among a larger number of replicas. The lack of a suitable mold material for precision glass molding has so far prevented an industrial use. Glassy Carbon (GC) offers a high mechanical strength and high thermal strength. No anti-adhesion coatings are required in molding processes. This is clearly an advantage for high resolution, high aspect ratio microstructures, where a coating with a thickness between 10 nm and 200 nm would cause a noticeable rounding of the features. Electron-beam lithography was used to fabricate GC molds with highest precision and feature sizes from 250 nm to 2 μm. The master stamps were used for precision glass molding of a low Tg glass L-BAL42 from OHARA. The profile of the replicated glass is compared to the mold with the help of SEM images. This allows discussion of the max. aspect-ratio and min. feature size. To characterize optical performances, beamsplitting elements are fabricated and their characteristics were investigated, which are in excellent agreement to theory.

  8. Optical waveguides in magneto-optical glasses fabricated by proton implantation

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    Liu, Chun-Xiao; Li, Yu-Wen; Zheng, Rui-Lin; Fu, Li-Li; Zhang, Liao-Lin; Guo, Hai-Tao; Zhou, Zhi-Guang; Li, Wei-Nan; Lin, She-Bao; Wei, Wei

    2016-11-01

    Planar waveguides in magneto-optical glasses (Tb3+-doped aluminum borosilicate glasses) have been produced by a 550-keV proton implantation at a dose of 4.0×1016 ions/cm2 for the first time to our knowledge. After annealing at 260 °C for 1.0 h, the dark-mode spectra and near-field intensity distributions are measured by the prism-coupling and end-face coupling methods. The damage profile, refractive index distribution and light propagation mode of the planar waveguide are numerically calculated by SRIM 2010, RCM and FD-BPM, respectively. The effects of implantation on the structural and optical properties are investigated by Raman and absorption spectra. It suggests that the proton-implanted Tb3+-doped aluminum borosilicate glass waveguide is a good candidate for a waveguide isolator in optical fiber communication and all-optical communication.

  9. Determining optical and radiation characteristics of cathode ray tubes' glass to be reused as radiation shielding glass

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    Zughbi, A.; Kharita, M. H.; Shehada, A. M.

    2017-07-01

    A new method of recycling glass of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) has been presented in this paper. The glass from CRTs suggested being used as raw materials for the production of radiation shielding glass. Cathode ray tubes glass contains considerable amounts of environmentally hazardous toxic wastes, namely heavy metal oxides such as lead oxide (PbO). This method makes CRTs glass a favorable choice to be used as raw material for Radiation Shielding Glass and concrete. The heavy metal oxides increase its density, which make this type of glass nearly equivalent to commercially available shielding glass. CRTs glass have been characterized to determine heavy oxides content, density, refractive index, and radiation shielding properties for different Gamma-Ray energies. Empirical methods have been used by using the Gamma-Ray source cobalt-60 and computational method by using the code XCOM. Measured and calculated values were in a good compatibility. The effects of irradiation by gamma rays of cobalt-60 on the optical transparency for each part of the CRTs glass have been studied. The Results had shown that some parts of CRTs glass have more resistant to Gamma radiation than others. The study had shown that the glass of cathode ray tubes could be recycled to be used as radiation shielding glass. This proposed use of CRT glass is only limited to the available quantity of CRT world-wide.

  10. Water jet: a promising method for cutting optical glass

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    Salinas-Luna, Javier; Machorro, Roberto; Camacho, Javier; Luna, Esteban; Nunez, Juan

    2006-05-01

    We present an alternative method for cutting optical glass. It works with a high-pressure fluid, carring abrasive powder. This technique offers some advantages over conventional methods that use diamond abrasive covered wires or disks. We make a critical comparison between those two techniques, characterizing cuts with interferometric, polarimetric, and Ronchi testing. The main feature of the water-jet technique is that it allows surface of any shape, already polished, to be cut safely.

  11. In-plane spectroscopy with optical fibers and liquid-filled APEX™ glass microcuvettes

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    Gaillard, William R.; Hasan Tantawi, Khalid; Waddell, Emanuel; Fedorov, Vladimir; Williams, John D.

    2013-10-01

    Chemical etching and laser drilling of microstructural glass results in opaque or translucent sidewalls, limiting the optical analysis of glass microfluidic devices to top down or non-planar topologies. These non-planar observation topologies prevent each layer of a multilayered device from being independently optically addressed. However, novel photosensitive glass processing techniques in APEX™ have resulted in microfabricated glass structures with transparent sidewalls. Toward the goal of a transparent multilayered glass microfluidic device, this study demonstrates the ability to perform spectroscopy with optical fibers and microcuvettes fabricated in photosensitive APEX™ glass.

  12. Segmented glass optics for next generation X-ray telescopes .

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    Proserpio, L.; Basso, S.; Civitani, M.; Citterio, O.; Conconi, P.; Ghigo, M.; Pareschi, G.; Salmaso, B.; Spiga, D.; Tagliaferri, G.

    The realization of X-Ray Optical Units, based on the use of slumped thin glass segments to form densely packed modules of mirrors in a Wolter type I optical design, is under investigation since some years at the Astronomical Observatory of Brera (INAF-OAB) in collaboration with the Max Planck institute for Extraterrestrial physics (MPE) and the European Space Agency (ESA). In order to reach the challenging requirements posed by next-generation X-ray telescopes, an innovative assembly approach to align and mount the IXO-like mirror segments has been developed, based on the use of glass reinforcing ribs that connect the plates to each-other. One of the most interesting features of this integration scheme is that it guarantees an active correction for existing figure errors: since the glasses are bonded into the optical unit while kept trough vacuum suction on the integration mould surface, they assume the exact shape of the mould itself. The status of the development is reviewed in this paper, from the basic idea to the latest results obtained with prototypes.

  13. Efficient magneto-optical mode converter on glass

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    Garayt, Jean Philippe; Parsy, François; Jamon, Damien; Neveu, Sophie; Royer, François; Ghibaudo, Elise; Broquin, Jean-Emmanuel

    2014-03-01

    The integration of magneto-optical materials to realize non-reciprocal functions is still a difficult problem, because classical magneto-optical materials require an annealing temperature as high as 700°C. In this framework, this study shows how it is possible to realize efficient magneto-optical mode converter using the association of a magnetic nanoparticles silica/zirconia composite with an ion-exchanged glass waveguide. Using a sol gel process, a silica/zirconia matrix is doped by magnetic nanoparticles (CoFe2O4) and coated on a glass substrate containing straight channel waveguides made by a silver/sodium ion exchange. The extremities of the guides were previously buried using electric field-assisted burial in order to facilitate light injection. Soft annealing (90°C) and UV treatment, both compatible with the ion exchange process, have been implemented to finalize the magneto-optical film. Depending on the amount of nanoparticles in the composite, on the spatial distribution of the field in the guide and on the modal birefringence of the hybrid structure, the TE-TM conversion varies from several degrees to several tens of degrees.

  14. Optical and structural characterization of yttrium calcium borate glasses

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    Santos, Cristiane; Meneses, Domingos D. S.; Echegut, Patrick; Neuville, Daniel R.; Hernandes, Antonio C.; Ibanez, Alain

    2010-03-01

    Structural and optical properties of new stable glasses in the Y2O3 -- CaO -- B2O3 system, containing the same Y/Ca ratio as the YCa4O(BO3)3 (YCOB) crystal, were determined from Raman and reflectance infrared spectroscopy [1]. We have obtained the optical functions using a dielectric function model and their evolution with composition are associated with an increase in the number of non-bridging oxygen and to calcium/yttrium oxides content with the formation of pentaborate, metaborate, orthoborate and pyroborate groups. The orthoborate and pyroborate signatures increase with increasing the modifier cations. Refractive indexes values (from 1.597 to 1.627 at λ = 2 μm) are in good agreement with those of the YCOB crystal, an indication that these glasses are potential candidates for doping with rare-earth ions for optical applications. [4pt] [1] C. N. Santos, D.D.S. Meneses, P. Echegut, D. R. Neuville, A. C. Hernandes, A. Ibanez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 151901(2009).

  15. Optical Properties of Gold Nanoparticle Assemblies on a Glass Surface

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    Stetsenko, M. O.; Rudenko, S. P.; Maksimenko, L. S.; Serdega, B. K.; Pluchery, O.; Snegir, S. V.

    2017-05-01

    The assemblies of cross-linked gold nanoparticles (AuNP) attract lot of scientific attention due to feasible perspectives of their use for development of scaled contact electrodes. Here, we developed and tested method of solid-state formation of dimers created from small AuNP ( 18 nm) cross-linked with 1.9-nonadithiol (NDT) molecules. The morphology of created coating of a glass surface and its optical-polarization properties have been studied in detail by combination of scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy, and modulation-polarization spectroscopy.

  16. Optical properties of lead borate glasses containing Dy3+ ions

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    Pisarska, Joanna

    2009-07-01

    Optical properties of lead borate glasses containing Dy3+ ions were examined using absorption and luminescence measurements and theoretical calculations based on the Judd-Ofelt framework and the Inokuti-Hirayama model. The luminescence spectra show two characteristic bands at 480 and 573 nm, which are due to 4F9/2-6H15/2 (blue) and 4F9/2-6H13/2 (yellow) transitions of trivalent Dy3+ ions. The yellow/blue luminescence and its decay were analyzed as a function of activator concentration.

  17. The Study of Optical Properties as Glass Composition of Bi2O3-Based Glass/Phosphor Mixed Paste.

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    Hwang, M K; Kim, I G; Jung, Y K; Ryu, B K

    2015-10-01

    Recently, White light emitting diodes (WLEDs) have been studied because of many advantages such as lower energy consumption, fast response, high brightness. Glass frit has been interested in LED packages due to their superior properties such as long-term stability and permeability. To maximize the LED light emission characteristic, the glass frit was required a low firing temperature and high refractive index. We selected the bismuth-based glass due to their low melting and high refractive index. This study was investigated characteristics of glass according to the influence of the glass within Bi2O3 content and this glass characteristic change was studied the effects on the optical properties of LED package structure. The properties changes of the glass frit affect the optical property of the mixed paste. With higher contents of Bi203 glass composition, the transmittance and emission intensity of the mixed paste was increased. These results suggest that the difference in refractive index between the phosphor and glass frit is minimized, the loss of light is minimized.

  18. Optically amplifying planar glass waveguides: Laser on a chip

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    Guldberg-Kjær, Søren Andreas

    with UV-light and that permanent Bragg-gratings can be induced. Planar waveguide lasers with integrated Bragg-gratings are manufactured and characterised. It is shown that linewidths below 125 kHz and output powers around 0.5 mW can be obtained, and that the manufactured lasers are resistant to mechanical......The objective of this work was to devlop optically amplifying planar wavguides, using erbium-doped germano-silicate glass films deposited by PECVD (Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition). The waveguides should exhibit enough gain to be useful as optical amplifiers in integrated planar...... lightwave circuits, as well as provide the gain medium for integrated planar waveguide lasers. The work and the obtained results are presented in this thesis: The manufacturing of silica thin films is described and it is shown that the refractive index of the films can be controlled by germanium co...

  19. Optically amplifying planar glass waveguides: Laser on a chip

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    Guldberg-Kjær, Søren Andreas

    The objective of this work was to devlop optically amplifying planar wavguides, using erbium-doped germano-silicate glass films deposited by PECVD (Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition). The waveguides should exhibit enough gain to be useful as optical amplifiers in integrated planar...... fluoresence level. In addition the first measurement of the diffusion coefficient of erbium in silica is presented and it is shown that eribum rich precipitaties are formed in areas of high erbium concentration. The manufacturing of planar waveguide structures using RIE (Reactive Ion Etching) is described...... and it is shown that sidewall roughness resulting from micro masking by non-volatile reaction products can be minimised through a carful choice of etching parameters. This results in low propagation loss for the fabricated waveguides. It is shown that the achivable population inversion depends on the erbium...

  20. Optical study of Sb-S-I glass photonic crystals

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    Starczewska, Anna; Kępińska, Mirosława; Nowak, Marian; Szperlich, Piotr

    2015-12-01

    This work is focused on optical investigations of Sb-S-I glass photonic crystals based on three-dimensional opal template with a closed-packed face centered cubic (fcc) lattice prepared from monodisperse silicon (SiO2) spheres by gravity sedimentation. Three types of photonic structures have been examined: SiO2-opals, opals filled with Sb-S-I glass (direct opals) and Sb-S-I inverted opals obtained after removing SiO2 templates. Optical properties have been investigated by reflectance spectroscopy for wavelengths from 250 nm to 1100 nm. These measurements exhibit Bragg's peaks connected with photonic band gap that is tunable in position and width by varying the diameter of spheres and medium filling the opal. Values of the real parts of refractive index of the Sb-S-I in the fabricated inverted opals nmed[λ ∈ (850-950) nm] = 2.42 ± 0.08 and nmed[λ ∈ (675-750) nm] = 2.39 ± 0.11 have been determined.

  1. Authenticity screening of stained glass windows using optical spectroscopy

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    Meulebroeck, Wendy; Wouters, Hilde; Nys, Karin; Thienpont, Hugo

    2016-11-01

    Civilized societies should safeguard their heritage as it plays an important role in community building. Moreover, past technologies often inspire new technology. Authenticity is besides conservation and restoration a key aspect in preserving our past, for example in museums when exposing showpieces. The classification of being authentic relies on an interdisciplinary approach integrating art historical and archaeological research complemented with applied research. In recent decades analytical dating tools are based on determining the raw materials used. However, the traditional applied non-portable, chemical techniques are destructive and time-consuming. Since museums oftentimes only consent to research actions which are completely non-destructive, optical spectroscopy might offer a solution. As a case-study we apply this technique on two stained glass panels for which the 14th century dating is nowadays questioned. With this research we were able to identify how simultaneous mapping of spectral signatures measured with a low cost optical spectrum analyser unveils information regarding the production period. The significance of this research extends beyond the re-dating of these panels to the 19th century as it provides an instant tool enabling immediate answering authenticity questions during the conservation process of stained glass, thereby providing the necessary data for solving deontological questions about heritage preservation.

  2. Optical analysis of samarium doped sodium bismuth silicate glass

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    Thomas, V.; Sofin, R. G. S.; Allen, M.; Thomas, H.; Biju, P. R.; Jose, G.; Unnikrishnan, N. V.

    2017-01-01

    Samarium doped sodium bismuth silicate glass was synthesized using the melt quenching method. Detailed optical spectroscopic studies of the glassy material were carried out in the UV-Vis-NIR spectral range. Using the optical absorption spectra Judd-Ofelt (JO) parameters are derived. The calculated values of the JO parameters are utilized in evaluating the various radiative parameters such as electric dipole line strengths (Sed), radiative transition probabilities (Arad), radiative lifetimes (τrad), fluorescence branching ratios (β) and the integrated absorption cross- sections (σa) for stimulated emission from various excited states of Sm3 +‡ ion. The principal fluorescence transitions are identified by recording the fluorescence spectrum. Our analysis revealed that the novel glassy system has the optimum values for the key parameters viz. spectroscopic quality factor, optical gain, stimulated emission cross section and quantum efficiency, which are required for a high performance optical amplifier. Calculated chromaticity co-ordinates (0.61, 0.38) also confirm its application potential in display devices.

  3. V-block refractometer for monitoring the production of optical glasses

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    Petzold, Uwe; Jedamzik, Ralf; Hartmann, Peter; Reichel, Steffen

    2015-09-01

    Highly chromatic corrected optical systems rely on optical glasses with precise optical positions represented by refractive index and Abbe number. A modern production of optical glasses requires an economical, fast and accurate way of monitoring its fabrication. We demonstrate that an automated Hilger-Chance type refractometer fulfills all these needs. Therefore the uncertainty of a set of optical glasses is analyzed on the basis of a high number and long time reproducibility measurements. It turns out that the standard deviations after several hundreds of measurements taken over almost an decade in refraction is better than 10-5 in refraction and 0.02% in dispersion.

  4. Effects of varying base glass composition on the optical properties of lead borate glasses doped with rare earth ions

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    Heidorn, William D.

    Rare Earth (RE) doped lead borate glasses are expected to exhibit a compositional dependence in their optical properties due to the changes induced by variations in the structure of the base glass with increasing lead oxide content. A series of lead borate glasses with the composition xPbO:(99.5 - x)B2O 3 (x = 29.5 to 69.5 in steps of 10 mol%) doped with 0.5 mol% Sm2O3, Er2O3, and Ho2O3 were prepared using the melt quench technique followed by 3 hours of annealing near the glass transition temperature. Optical absorption and fluorescence spectra of these RE doped lead borate glasses were analyzed using Judd-Ofelt theory. The compositional dependence of Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters, O t (t = 2, 4, 6), were determined and were then used to calculate the radiative transition probability of the excited states, the total radiative transition probability, branching ratios, and radiative lifetime of the glasses. From the fluorescence spectra the stimulated emission cross section, and Stark splitting of the excited states were calculated as a function of glass composition. A fourth set of samples with composition xPbO:(99 - x)B2O 3(x = 29 to 69 in steps of 10 mol%) co-doped with 0.5 mol% Er2 O3 and Ho2O3 were also prepared and the effects of co-doping on the absorption and fluorescence were analyzed. In all the glass systems studied, it was found that the optical properties are strongly influenced by structural changes arising from compositional variation. Er3+ transitions exhibit large stimulated cross section suggesting the possible utilization of these materials in laser applications. Keywords: Lead and bismuth borate glasses, fluorescence, optical absorption, Sm3+, Ho3+, Er3+ ions, Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters, stimulated emission cross section.

  5. Current situation and development of RE optical glass (continued)%Current situation and development of RE optical glass (continued)

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    2012-01-01

    IV Market analysis of RE-based La series optical glass 1. RE production and market status Huge RE reserve has always been regarded as one of the advantages for China's rare earths application in high tech fields.

  6. Phosphate-based glass fiber vs. bulk glass: Change in fiber optical response to probe in vitro glass reactivity.

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    Massera, J; Ahmed, I; Petit, L; Aallos, V; Hupa, L

    2014-04-01

    This paper investigates the effect of fiber drawing on the thermal and structural properties as well as on the glass reactivity of a phosphate glass in tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane-buffered (TRIS) solution and simulated body fluid (SBF). The changes induced in the thermal properties suggest that the fiber drawing process leads to a weakening and probable re-orientation of the POP bonds. Whereas the fiber drawing did not significantly impact the release of P and Ca, an increase in the release of Na into the solution was noticed. This was probably due to small structural reorientations occurring during the fiber drawing process and to a slight diffusion of Na to the fiber surface. Both the powders from the bulk and the glass fibers formed a Ca-P surface layer when immersed in SBF and TRIS. The layer thickness was higher in the calcium and phosphate supersaturated SBF than in TRIS. This paper for the first time presents the in vitro reactivity and optical response of a phosphate-based bioactive glass (PBG) fiber when immersed in SBF. The light intensity remained constant for the first 48h after which a decrease with three distinct slopes was observed: the first decrease between 48 and 200h of immersion could be correlated to the formation of the Ca-P layer at the fiber surface. After this a faster decrease in light transmission was observed from 200 to ~425h in SBF. SEM analysis suggested that after 200h, the surface of the fiber was fully covered by a thin Ca-P layer which is likely to scatter light. For immersion times longer than ~425h, the thickness of the Ca-P layer increased and thus acted as a barrier to the dissolution process limiting further reduction in light transmission. The tracking of light transmission through the PBG fiber allowed monitoring of the fiber dissolution in vitro. These results are essential in developing new bioactive fiber sensors that can be used to monitor bioresponse in situ.

  7. Er-doped and Er, Yb co-doped oxyfluoride glasses and glass-ceramics, structural and optical properties

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    Lisiecki, Radosław; Augustyn, Elżbieta; Ryba-Romanowski, Witold; Żelechower, Michał

    2011-09-01

    The selected glasses and glass-ceramics pertinent to following chemical composition in mol%:48%SiO 2-11%Al 2O 3-7%Na 2O-10%CaO-10%PbO-11%PbF 2-3%ErF 3 and 48%SiO 2-11%Al 2O 3-7%Na 2O-10%CaO-10%PbO-10%PbF 2-1%ErF 3-3%YbF 3 have been manufactured from high purity components (Aldrich) at 1450 °C in normal atmosphere. Glass optical fibers were successfully drawn. Subsequently they were subject to the heat-treatment at 700 °C in various time periods. The preceding differential thermal analysis (DTA) studies allowed estimating both the fiber drawing temperature and the controlled crystallization temperature of glass fibers. It has been observed that the controlled heat-treatment of oxyfluoride glass fibers results in the creation of Pb 5Al 3F 19, Er 4F 2O 11Si 3 and Er 3FO 10Si 3 crystalline phases. The identified phases were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and confirmed by selected area electron diffraction (SAED). The fibers consist of mixed amorphous-crystalline microstructure with nano-crystals of size even below 10 nm distributed in the glassy host. Their morphology was investigated applying high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Optical properties and excited state relaxation dynamics of optically active ions (Er 3+, Yb 3+) in glass and glass-ceramics have been studied. Based on absorption spectra the Judd-Ofelt analysis was carried out. The main attention was directed to NIR luminescence at. 1.6 μm related to 4I 13/2 → 4I 15/2 Er 3+ and less effective emission associated with 4I 11/2 → 4I 15/2 Er 3+ and 2F 5/2 → 2F 7/2 Yb 3+ transitions. The dissimilar spectroscopic properties have been revealed for glasses and glass-ceramic samples, respectively. The reduction of emission linewidth at 1.6 and 1.0 μm combined with substantial increase of 4I 13/2 lifetimes of erbium in glass-ceramics appear to be evidences that Er 3+ ions are accommodated in crystalline phases. The structural and optical characteristics of oxyfluoride glass

  8. Integrated optics dissipative soliton mode-locked laser on glass

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    Charlet, Bertrand; Bastard, Lionel; Broquin, Jean-Emmanuel

    2011-01-01

    Mode-lock lasers have been studied a lot in the past years for producing pulses as short as possible. These devices have mostly been realized in bulk optics and they are consequently cumbersome and sensitive to vibrations. There are only a few studies on integrated optics mode-lock lasers, though this technology is very promising because of its stability, compactness and the possibility to integrate several functions on a single chip. In this paper, we present an ion-exchange passively mode-locked laser in dissipative soliton operation. One of the key characteristics of this structure is its mechanical stability. Indeed, no bulk optics is needed because the saturable absorber is hybridized on the top of the waveguide in order to interact with the evanescent part of the guided mode. Indeed, the device that has been obtained is composed of an ion-exchanged single mode waveguide realized in a Neodymium doped phosphate glass. The laser feedback is produced by a Fabry-Perot cavity realized with two multilayers dielectric mirrors stuck on the waveguides facets. We implemented a bis(4- dimethylaminodithiobenzil)nickel (BDN) dye included in a cellulose acetate thick film, which presents a saturable absorber behaviour around 1.06 μm. With this structure, pulses with repetition rates of 3.3 GHz and a single mode output have been measured. Moreover, the use of an autocorrelation set-up allowed us measuring picosecond pulse durations.

  9. Nonlinear optical susceptibility of multicomponent tellurite thin film glasses

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    Munoz-Martin, D.; Fernandez, H.; Fernandez-Navarro, J. M.; Gonzalo, J.; Solis, J.; Fierro, J. L. G.; Domingo, C.; Garcia-Ramos, J. V.

    2008-12-01

    Tellurite (TeO2-TiO2-Nb2O5) thin film glasses have been produced by pulsed laser deposition. The dispersion of the real and imaginary parts of the linear refractive index has been measured in the range from 300 to 1700 nm. Films present high refractive index (n =2.01) and reduced absorption (k nm. The nonlinear third order optical susceptibility (|χ(3)|) has been determined at four different wavelengths (600, 800, 1200, and 1500 nm). The out-of-resonance |χ(3)| values (˜10-12 esu) are found to be ten times higher than those of the bulk glass and 102 times higher than that of silica. Compositional and structural analysis reveals an increase of both the Ti atomic content and the fraction of nonbridging oxygen bonds in the deposited films. Both factors lead to a higher hyperpolarizability of the film constituents that is proposed to be responsible for the high |χ(3)| value of the films.

  10. Shock wave propagation in soda lime glass using optical shadowgraphy

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    PRASAD Y B S R; BARNWAL S; NAIK P A; YADAV Y; PATIDAR R; KAMATH M P; UPADHYAY A; BAGCHI S; KUMAR A; JOSHI A S; GUPTA P D

    2016-07-01

    Propagation of shock waves in soda lime glass, which is a transparent material, has been studied using the optical shadowgraphy technique. The time-resolved shock velocity information has been obtained (1) in single shot, using the chirped pulse shadowgraphy technique, with a temporal resolution of tens of picoseconds and (2) in multiple shots, using conventional snapshot approach, with a second harmonic probe pulse. Transient shock velocities of $(5–7) \\times 10^{6}$ cm/s have been obtained. The scaling of the shock velocity with intensity in the $2 \\times 10^{13}–10^{14}$ W/cm$^2$ range has been obtained. The shock velocity is observed to scale with laser intensity as $I^{0.38}$. The present experiments also show the presence of ionization tracks, generated probably due to X-ray hotspots from small-scale filamentation instabilities. The results and various issues involved in these experiments are discussed

  11. Midinfrared optical rogue waves in soft glass photonic crystal fiber.

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    Buccoliero, Daniel; Steffensen, Henrik; Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Heike; Monro, Tanya M; Bang, Ole

    2011-09-12

    We investigate numerically the formation of extreme events or rogue waves in soft glass tellurite fibers and demonstrate that optical loss drastically diminishes shot-to-shot fluctuations characteristic of picosecond pumped supercontinuum (SC). When loss is neglected these fluctuations include extreme events such as formation of highly energetic pulses located at the red end of the spectrum and we obtain right-skewed heavy-tailed distributions characteristic of extreme events statistics. On the other hand, when loss is included bandwidth fluctuations follow Gaussian-like statistical distributions. Our results thus implicitly show that rogue waves will not occur in any SC spectrum that is limited by loss, such as commercial silica fiber based SC sources.

  12. Eternal 5D optical data storage in glass (Conference Presentation)

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    Kazansky, Peter G.; Cerkauskaite, Ausra; Drevinskas, Rokas; Zhang, Jingyu

    2016-09-01

    A decade ago it has been discovered that during femtosecond laser writing self-organized subwavelength structures with record small features of 20 nm, could be created in the volume of silica glass. On the macroscopic scale the self-assembled nanostructure behaves as a uniaxial optical crystal with negative birefringence. The optical anisotropy, which results from the alignment of nano-platelets, referred to as form birefringence, is of the same order of magnitude as positive birefringence in crystalline quartz. The two independent parameters describing birefringence, the slow axis orientation (4th dimension) and the strength of retardance (5th dimension), are explored for the optical encoding of information in addition to three spatial coordinates. The slow axis orientation and the retardance are independently manipulated by the polarization and intensity of the femtosecond laser beam. The data optically encoded into five dimensions is successfully retrieved by quantitative birefringence measurements. The storage allows unprecedented parameters including hundreds of terabytes per disc data capacity and thermal stability up to 1000°. Even at elevated temperatures of 160oC, the extrapolated decay time of nanogratings is comparable with the age of the Universe - 13.8 billion years. The recording of the digital documents, which will survive the human race, including the eternal copies of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Newton's Opticks, Kings James Bible and Magna Carta, is a vital step towards an eternal archive. Additionally, a number of projects (such as Time Capsule to Mars, MoonMail, and the Google Lunar XPRIZE) could benefit from the technique's extreme durability, which fulfills a crucial requirement for storage on the Moon or Mars.

  13. Mechanical, dielectric and optical assessment of glass composites prepared using milling technique

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    Gurbinder Kaur; G Pickrell; V Kumar; O P Pandey; K Singh; S K Arya

    2015-08-01

    In the present investigation, mechanical and spectroscopic properties of glass composites have been investigated. The glass composites have been prepared by the milling technique instead of using any filler particle. Due to the presence of different alkaline earth modifiers in composites, marked difference in their strength and optical properties is observed. The band gap, Urbach energy and the extinction coefficient of the glass composites have been calculated using UV–visible spectroscopy. Moreover, the real and imaginary dielectric constants have also been calculated for all the composites in addition to the Weibull statistics and cumulative probability of failure. The results have been discussed in light of comparison between the glass composites and the individual glasses. The mechanical and optical properties indicate marked effect on the mechanical strength, band gap and Urbach energy for glass composites as compared with the individual glasses.

  14. Composition dependence of the optical and structural properties of Eu-doped oxyfluoride glasses

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    Zhu, C.F.; Wu, D.Q.; Zhang, Y.F.

    2015-01-01

    on the base glass compositions. For certain base glass compositions, CaF2 crystals can form during the melt cooling process, and thereby enhance the conversion from Eu3+ to Eu2+. The formation of CaF2 crystals can be suppressed by adding CaO, Al2O3 and B2O3, but enhanced by adding Na2O and K2O in glass...... compositions. Finally, we propose a mechanism to explain how the glass structure affects the reduction of Eu ions as well as optical properties of the glasses.......Europium doped oxyfluoride glasses were prepared by the melt quenching method for the light emitting diodes applications. The optical and structural properties of these glasses were studied by means of photoluminescence spectra, Commission Internationale de L'Eclairage chromaticity coordinates, X...

  15. Fabrication of silicon based glass fibres for optical communication

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    Vivek P Kude; R S Khairnar

    2004-02-01

    Silicon based glass fibres are fabricated by conventional fibre drawing process. First, preform fabrication is carried out by means of conventional MCVD technique by using various dopants such as SiCl4, GeCl4, POCl3, and FeCl3. The chemicals are used in such a way that step index single mode fibre can be drawn. The fibre drawing process consists of various steps such as heating the preform at elevated temperature, diameter monitor, primary and secondary coating, and ultra violet radiation curing. The fibres are then characterized for their geometrical and optical properties. The drawn fibre has diameter of core and cladding to be 8.3 m and 124.31 m, respectively whereas non-circularity is found to be 4.17% for core and 0.26% for cladding as seen from phase plot. Mode field diameter is found to be 8.9 m and 9.2 m using Peterman II and Gaussian method, respectively. The fabricated fibres showed the signal attenuation of 0.35 dB/km and 0.20 dB/km for 1310 nm and 1550 nm, respectively as measured by the optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR).

  16. Optical testing of progressive ophthalmic glasses based on galvo mirrors

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    Stuerwald, S.; Schmitt, R.

    2014-03-01

    In production of ophthalmic freeform optics like progressive eyeglasses, the specimens are tested according to a standardized method which is based on the measurement of the vertex power on usually less than 10 points. For a better quality management and thus to ensure more reliable and valid tests, a more comprehensive measurement approach is required. For Shack Hartmann Sensors (SHS) the dynamic range is defined by the number of micro-lenses and the resolution of the imaging sensor. Here, we present an approach for measuring wavefronts with increased dynamic range and lateral resolution by the use of a scanning procedure. Therefore, the proposed innovative setup is based on galvo mirrors that are capable of measuring the vertex power with a lateral resolution below one millimeter since this is sufficient for a functional test of progressive eyeglasses. Expressed in a more abstract way, the concept is based on a selection and thereby encoding of single sub-apertures of the wave front under test. This allows measuring the wave fronts slope consecutively in a scanning procedure. The use of high precision galvo systems allows a lateral resolution below one millimeter as well as a significant fast scanning ability. The measurement concept and performance of this method will be demonstrated for different spherical and freeformed specimens like progressive eye glasses. Furthermore, approaches for calibration of the measurement system will be characterized and the optical design of the detector will be discussed.

  17. Mesomorphic glass nanocomposites made of metal alkanoates and nanoparticles as emerging nonlinear-optical materials

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    Garbovskiy, Y.; Klimusheva, G.; Mirnaya, T.

    2016-09-01

    Mesomorphic metal alkanoates is very promising yet overlooked class of nonlinear-optical materials. Metal alkanoates can exhibit a broad variety of condensed states of matter including solid crystals, plastic crystals, lyotropic and thermotropic ionic liquid crystals, liquids, mesomorphic glasses, and Langmuir-Blodgett films. Glass-forming properties of metal alkanoates combined with their use as nano-reactors and anisotropic host open up simple and efficient way to design various photonic nanomaterials. Despite very interesting physics, the experimental data on optical and nonlinearoptical properties of such materials are scarce. The goal of the present paper is to fill the gap by discussing recent advances in the field of photonic materials made of metal alkanoates, organic dyes, and nanoparticles. Optical and nonlinear-optical properties of the following materials are reviewed: (i) mesomorphic glass doped with organic dyes; (ii) smectic glass composed of cobalt alkanoates; (iii) semiconductor nanoparticles embedded in a glassy host; (iv) metal nanoparticles - glass (the cobalt octanoate) nanocomposites.

  18. The study of thermal and optical properties of Sn added Pb-Se-Ge chalcogenide glass

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    Modgil, Vivek; Kumar, Prashant; Nidhi, A. V.; Rangra, V. S.

    2014-04-01

    Compositional dependence of thermal and optical properties of Pb9Se71Ge20-xSnx (x = 8, 9,10,11,12 at. %) glass have been studied. Glass transition and crystallization kinetic has been investigated by DSC technique under non-isothermal conditions and at different heating rates. Phase separation in the material has been observed and present phases have been detected by examining the XRD of annealed bulk samples. Material possesses good glass forming ability, glass stability and high value glass transition temperature. Various optical constants such as refractive index, extinction coefficient and optical band gap have been determined by analyzing optical transmittance data in the wavelength range of 200-2500 nm.

  19. On the study of oil paint adhesion on optically transparent glass: Conservation of reverse paintings on glass

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    Bayle, M. [Historic and Ancient Materials Group, School of Chemistry, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS (United Kingdom); Waugh, D.G., E-mail: d.waugh@chester.ac.uk [Laser Engineering and Manufacturing Research Centre, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Chester, Thornton Science Park, Ince, Chester CH2 4NU (United Kingdom); Colston, B.J. [Historic and Ancient Materials Group, School of Chemistry, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS (United Kingdom); Lawrence, J. [Laser Engineering and Manufacturing Research Centre, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Chester, Thornton Science Park, Ince, Chester CH2 4NU (United Kingdom)

    2015-12-01

    Highlights: • Adhesion characteristics analysed with respect to reverse paintings on glass. • Physical properties of surfaces and pigments found to affect cohesion and adhesion. • Environmental effects on pigment adhesion to glass have been documented. • Vermillion pigment hardest compared to other pigments, especially with adhesives. • Wettability used to assess adhesion properties relating to reverse paintings on glass. - Abstract: Reverse painting on glass is a technique which consists of applying a cold paint layer on the reverse-side of glass. The main challenge facing these artworks is the fragile adhesion of the pictorial layer – a simple movement can modify the appearance of the painting. This paper details a study into the adhesion parameters of pigments on glass and the comparison between different pigments. The relationships between the binder (linseed oil) with pigments and the glass with or without the use of an adhesive are studied. Physical analyses by surface characterisation have been carried out to better understand the influence of the pigment. The use of a sessile drop device, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), a surface 3D profiler and a pencil hardness scratch tester were necessary to establish a comparison of the pictorial layer adhesion. A comparison of the effect of two adhesives, namely ox gall and gum arabic, has shown that the adhesion is not only linked to the physical parameters but that possible chemical reactions can influence the results. Finally, a treatment based on humidity-extreme storage has shown the weakness of some pictorial layers.

  20. Optical Characteristics of Porous Glasses Matrix and Its Light-conducted Mechanism

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    GUO Li-ping; CHEN Yong-xi; LI Ying-xia; LEI Jia-heng; LIU Wei; XIONG Hong-chao

    2004-01-01

    The optical properties of matrix of porous glasses and phase-separated glasses were investigated by visible spectroscopy and infrared spectroscopy. The experimental results show that, both the porous glasses and phase-separated glasses have very good light transmission in visible light region that wavelenth is longer than 560nm. The micropores of porous glasses and the boron-rich phase of phase-separated glasses have strong Rayleigh scatter effects on the visible light, the largest scatter occurrs at 360-370nm; the thicker the glasses, the larger the light scattering. Thus, the pore size distribution and the size of heterogeneous micro zone in boron-rich phase of phase-separated glasses can be measured. After coupled into porours glasses, the most intense absorption of hydrated ions of [Co(H2O)6]2+ shifts from 508nm to 515nm. The production of the most intense absorption and the red shift were owed to Jahn-Teller effect of octahedral field formed by six H2O molecular and perturbation effect resulted by microporous of porous glasses for its physics-chemical circumstance. As a result, the porous glasses are perfect optical function materials in visible region, which can be assembled by chemical method.

  1. Optical properties of dy doped lead and bismuth borate glasses - effect of glass composition, metal and semiconducting nanoparticles

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    Ooi, Hio Giap

    The optical properties of Dy3+ ions in lead borate and bismuth borate glasses are studied as a function of glass composition with PbO content (29.5 to 69.5mol%) and Bi2O3 content (29.5 to 59.5 mol%). We also studied the effect of metal and semiconducting nanoparticles on the absorption and fluorescence emission of Dy3+ ions in both lead and bismuth borate glasses. The absorption coefficient at each wavelength is obtained from the optical absorption spectrum of a glass sample, and the number density of rare-earth (RE) ions is calculated from the measurement of the glass density. These two parameters are then used to calculate the oscillator strength of each transition using Judd-Ofelt theory. Using the oscillator strength for each transition, we obtained the intensity parameters which represent changes in the symmetry of the ligand field at the Dy 3+ site (due to structural group changes and changes in Dy-O covalency). Radiative transition probabilities, the radiative lifetime of the excited states and the branching ratios are then obtained from these intensity parameters. The fluorescence spectra, obtained using 355 nm and 458 nm laser excitation, are analyzed by determining the area ratio of yellow/blue (Y/B) peaks and the wavelength of the hypersensitive transition (HST). The compositional dependence and effect of nanoparticles on the stimulated emission cross-section (sigmap), are then evaluated using radiative transition probability, the refractive index of the host glass, effective fluorescence linewidth, and the position of the band. In all of the glass systems, it was found that the optical properties are strongly influenced by structural changes arising from compositional variation and size of nanoparticles. Dy 3+ transitions exhibit large sigmap suggesting the possible utilization of these materials in laser applications.

  2. Synthesis and Optical Properties of ZnO-TeO2 Glass System

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    H. A.A. Sidek

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Systematic series of ZnO-TeO2 glasses with mole fraction of 0.10-0.40 ZnO content with an interval of 0.05 were studied to obtain their physical and optical properties. Approach: All the glass samples were synthesized by rapid melting quenching method under controlled conditions, while their refractive indices (n were measured by the EL X-02C high precision ellipsometer. The room temperature absorption of all glass samples were determined using Camspec M350 double beam UV-visible spectrophotometer. The infrared (IR spectra of each glass samples were recorded with Thermo Nicolet Fourier Transform-Infrared (FT-IR spectrophotometer. Their physical properties were measured and the amorphous nature was confirmed by the x-ray diffraction technique. Results: The increase of refractive index of the TeO2-ZnO glasses with the addition of ZnO was best explained in terms of either electron density or polarizability of the ions. The absorption edge shift to higher energy (shorter wavelength with increasing ZnO content was observed in this glass. The optical band gap (Eopt of zinc tellurite glass decreases with increasing of ZnO content probably due to the increment of Non-Bridging Oxygen (NBO ion contents which eventually shifted the band edge to lower energies. Conclusion/Recommendation: The physical and optical properties of zinc tellurite glasses were found generally affected by the changes in the glass composition. FTIR spectra of zinc tellurite glass revealed broad, weak and strong absorption bands in the investigated range of wave numbers from 4000-400 cm-1 which associated with their corresponding bond modes of vibration and the glass structure. The addition of ZnO into TeO2 glass network shifted the major band from 626 cm-1 (for pure TeO2 glass to the band at around 669 cm-1.

  3. Optical and electrical characterizations of multifunctional silver phosphate glass and polymer-based optical fibers

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    Rioux, Maxime; Ledemi, Yannick; Morency, Steeve; de Lima Filho, Elton Soares; Messaddeq, Younès

    2017-01-01

    In recent years, the fabrication of multifunctional fibers has expanded for multiple applications that require the transmission of both light and electricity. Fibers featuring these two properties are usually composed either of a single material that supports the different characteristics or of a combination of different materials. In this work, we fabricated (i) novel single-core step-index optical fibers made of electrically conductive AgI-AgPO3-WO3 glass and (ii) novel multimaterial fibers with different designs made of AgI-AgPO3-WO3 glass and optically transparent polycarbonate and poly (methyl methacrylate) polymers. The multifunctional fibers produced show light transmission over a wide range of wavelengths from 500 to 1000 nm for the single-core fibers and from 400 to 1000 nm for the multimaterial fibers. Furthermore, these fibers showed excellent electrical conductivity with values ranging between 10−3 and 10−1 S·cm−1 at room temperature within the range of AC frequencies from 1 Hz to 1 MHz. Multimodal taper-tipped fibre microprobes were then fabricated and were characterized. This advanced design could provide promising tools for in vivo electrophysiological experiments that require light delivery through an optical core in addition to neuronal activity recording. PMID:28256608

  4. Optical properties and laser parameters of Nd 3+-doped flouride glasses

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    Tesar, A.; Campbell, J.; Weber, M.; Weinzapfel, C.; Lin, Y.; Meissner, H.; Toratani, H.

    1992-09-01

    Optical properties and laser parameters for 27 Nd 3+-doped flouride glasses are reported. Included are glasses based on zirconium flouride, hafnium flouride, and aluminum flouride and other glasses formed from mixtures of several heavy metal flourides. Measurements were made of the 4F 3/2→ 4I 11/2 flourescence spectra and the concentration-dependent flourescence decays. Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters were derived from absorption spectra and used to calculate the 4F 3/2→ 4I 11/2 stimulated emission cross section and the 4F 3/2 radiative lifetime. Cross sections showed only a small variation with glass composition, ranging from 2.2 to 3.4 pm 2; the radiative lifetimes ranged from 470 to 650 μs. Results for these flouride glasses are compared with values for BeF 2-based glasses and for oxide and oxyflouride laser glasses.

  5. From Selenium- to Tellurium-Based Glass Optical Fibers for Infrared Spectroscopies

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    Jacques Lucas

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Chalcogenide glasses are based on sulfur, selenium and tellurium elements, and have been studied for several decades regarding different applications. Among them, selenide glasses exhibit excellent infrared transmission in the 1 to 15 µm region. Due to their good thermo-mechanical properties, these glasses could be easily shaped into optical devices such as lenses and optical fibers. During the past decade of research, selenide glass fibers have been proved to be suitable for infrared sensing in an original spectroscopic method named Fiber Evanescent Wave Spectroscopy (FEWS. FEWS has provided very nice and promising results, for example for medical diagnosis. Then, some sophisticated fibers, also based on selenide glasses, were developed: rare-earth doped fibers and microstructured fibers. In parallel, the study of telluride glasses, which can have transmission up to 28 µm due to its atom heaviness, has been intensified thanks to the DARWIN mission led by the European Space Agency (ESA. The development of telluride glass fiber enables a successful observation of CO2 absorption band located around 15 µm. In this paper we review recent results obtained in the Glass and Ceramics Laboratory at Rennes on the development of selenide to telluride glass optical fibers, and their use for spectroscopy from the mid to the far infrared ranges.

  6. From selenium- to tellurium-based glass optical fibers for infrared spectroscopies.

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    Cui, Shuo; Chahal, Radwan; Boussard-Plédel, Catherine; Nazabal, Virginie; Doualan, Jean-Louis; Troles, Johann; Lucas, Jacques; Bureau, Bruno

    2013-05-10

    Chalcogenide glasses are based on sulfur, selenium and tellurium elements, and have been studied for several decades regarding different applications. Among them, selenide glasses exhibit excellent infrared transmission in the 1 to 15 µm region. Due to their good thermo-mechanical properties, these glasses could be easily shaped into optical devices such as lenses and optical fibers. During the past decade of research, selenide glass fibers have been proved to be suitable for infrared sensing in an original spectroscopic method named Fiber Evanescent Wave Spectroscopy (FEWS). FEWS has provided very nice and promising results, for example for medical diagnosis. Then, some sophisticated fibers, also based on selenide glasses, were developed: rare-earth doped fibers and microstructured fibers. In parallel, the study of telluride glasses, which can have transmission up to 28 µm due to its atom heaviness, has been intensified thanks to the DARWIN mission led by the European Space Agency (ESA). The development of telluride glass fiber enables a successful observation of CO₂ absorption band located around 15 µm. In this paper we review recent results obtained in the Glass and Ceramics Laboratory at Rennes on the development of selenide to telluride glass optical fibers, and their use for spectroscopy from the mid to the far infrared ranges.

  7. Overview of segmented glass optics development for the Constellation-X hard X-ray telescope

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    Hailey, C.J; Christensen, Finn Erland; Craig, W.W.;

    2002-01-01

    We report recent work on segmented glass optics for the Constellation-H hard x-ray telescope. This effort seeks to both improve the figure of the free-standing glass substrates, and to refine a newly-developed mounting technology for the substrates. We discuss metrology on recently characterized...

  8. Physical, structural and optical characterization of silicate modified bismuth-borate-tellurite glasses

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    Berwal, Neelam; Dhankhar, Sunil; Sharma, Preeti; Kundu, R. S.; Punia, R.; Kishore, N.

    2017-01-01

    The quaternary glass system xSiO2-(80-x) Bi2O3sbnd 15B2O3sbnd 5TeO2 has been prepared by melt-quench technique. The amorphous nature of glass samples has been ascertained by X-ray diffraction patterns. The variations in density, molar volume and crystalline volume with glass compositions have been discussed. A non-linear change has been observed in glass transition temperature and optical band gap energy. Raman and FTIR spectral studies suggest that glass network is mainly built up of BO3, BO4, SiO4, and TeO3 structural units, whereas BiO3 exists as both network modifying [BiO6] octahedral as well as network forming [BiO3] pyramidal structural units. The values of optical band gap energy have been estimated from fitting of both Mott and Davis's model and Hydrogenic excitonic model (HEM) with experimental data of absorption spectra. The HEM model shows good agreement with experimentally observed absorption spectra, which indicates the exciton formation in studied glass system. The non-linear compositional change in optical band gap energy is related with the structural changes occurring in present glass samples. The Urbach energy has also been estimated. The range of metallization criterion suggests that prepared glasses may be considered as new nonlinear optical materials.

  9. Linear and nonlinear properties in soft glass optical fibers for device applications

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    Kiani, Leily; Munasinghe, Tilanka; Zhang, Wen Qi; Afshar, Shahraam; Sharping, Jay

    2012-02-01

    Optical fiber technology is predominantly based on silica glass fibers. Non-silica soft glass fibers exhibit substantially different optical properties such as higher refractive index, larger nonlinear coefficient and structural fabrication flexibility. We aim to exploit these novel properties for device applications such as sensing and light generation. We report measurement of linear dispersion and nonlinear coefficient in the range of 1.5 μm in two custom designed soft glass microstructure optical fibers. The fibers are composed of SF57 (Schott) and Bismuth-doped silica (Asahi Glass Co.) respectively with Hexagonal Wagonwheel microstructure design. These fibers are designed to allow phase matching of nonlinear optical processes near 1.6μm. Our measurements indicate nonlinear coefficients 1000 times that of standard silica fiber. Transverse modes in these fibers are difficult to separate leading to a complicated dispersion results. Next steps include observation of parametric generation and Brillouin gain.

  10. Characterization of the reversible photoinduced optical changes in Sb-based glasses

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    Nalin,Marcelo; Poirier, Gaël Yves; Carvalho, Edson José de; Ribeiro, Sidney Jose Lima; Messaddeq, Younes

    2006-01-01

    Changes occurring in absorption coefficients when glasses in the SbPO4–WO3 binary system were irradiated by light, at the edge of the absorption band, were measured in real time. These glasses present good thermal and optical properties and photoinduced changes in the absorption coefficients are reversible by heat treatment around 150 _C. Subsequent recording/erasing cycles could be made without sample degradation. The sensitivity of the induced optical changes was studied for different wavel...

  11. The segmentation of the HMD market: optics for smart glasses, smart eyewear, AR and VR headsets

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    Kress, Bernard; Saeedi, Ehsan; Brac-de-la-Perriere, Vincent

    2014-09-01

    This paper reviews the various optical technologies that have been developed to implement HMDs (Head Mounted Displays), both as AR (Augmented Reality) devices, VR (Virtual Reality) devices and more recently as smart glasses, smart eyewear or connected glasses. We review the typical requirements and optical performances of such devices and categorize them into distinct groups, which are suited for different (and constantly evolving) market segments, and analyze such market segmentation.

  12. Optical properties of hollow calcium aluminate glass waveguides.

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    Abel, T; Harrington, J A; Foy, P R

    1994-06-20

    Calcium aluminate glass has a refractive index less than 1 at 10.6 µ, and therefore it is a good candidate for a hollow fiber for the transmission of CO(2) laser energy. We have drawn hollow calcium aluminate glass fibers with inner diameters ranging from 380 to 500 µ. The loss for our 500-µm inner-diameter hollow glass fibers measured at 10.6 µm is 8.6 dB/m.

  13. Magneto-optical properties of transparent divalent iron phosphate glasses

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    Akamatsu, Hirofumi; FUJITA, KOJI; Murai, Shunsuke; Tanaka, Katsuhisa

    2008-01-01

    We have prepared glasses having xFeO·(100−x)P2O5 (mol %) (x=50.0, 54.0, 57.1) compositions by melting under mild reducing condition and found that these glasses exhibit fairly high transmittance in the visible range and large Faraday effect at the wavelength of about 400 nm. 57Fe Mössbauer spectra confirm that almost all the iron ions are present as Fe2+ in the glasses. A spin glass transition is observed at low temperatures in the temperature dependence of magnetic susceptibility. Intense op...

  14. PbTe quantum dots in tellurite glass microstructured optical fiber

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    Jacob, G. J.; Almeida, D. B.; Faustino, W. M.; Chillcce, E. F.; Rodriguez, E.; Brito Cruz, C. H.; Barbosa, L. C.; Cesar, C. L.

    2008-02-01

    PbTe doped tellurite glass photonic optical fiber for non linear application were developed using rod in tube method in a draw tower. We follow the growth kinetics of the quantum dots in the optical fiber by High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy giving some results related with the growth kinetic of the same in function of time so much for optical fiber as for the glass bulk. Absorption peak near 1500 nm as observed and it was attributed the optical resonance due PbTe quantum dots in the core fiber.

  15. Optical absorption and fluorescent behaviour of titanium ions in silicate glasses

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    Manoj Kumar; Aman Uniyal; A P S Chauhan; S P Singh

    2003-04-01

    Titanium in normal melting conditions in air atmosphere present as Ti4+ ion in basic silicate glasses exhibited an ultra-violet cut-off in silicate glasses, viz. soda–magnesia–silica, soda–magnesia–lime–silica and soda–lime–silica glasses. This indicates that Ti4+ ion can be a good replacement for Ce4+ ion in producing UV-absorbing silicate glasses for commercial applications. The wavelength maxima at which the infinite absorption takes place in glasses was found to be around 310 nm against Ti-free blank glass in UV-region. The mechanism of electronic transition from O2- ligands to Ti4+ ion was suggested as L $\\rightarrow$ M charge transfer. The low energy tails of the ultra-violet cut-off were found to obey Urbach’s rule in the optical range 360–500 nm. The fluorescence spectra of these glasses were also studied and based on the radiative fluorescent properties it was suggested that the soda–lime–silica glass containing Ti4+ ion with greater emission crosssection would emit a better fluorescence than the corresponding soda–magnesia–lime–silica and soda–magnesia–silica glasses. The shift of emission wavelengths maxima towards longer wavelength in titania introduced silicate glasses was observed on replacement of MgO by CaO which may be attributed due to an increase in basicity of the glass system.

  16. Evaluation of Correction Algorithm for the Reflectance Measured with Optical Glass

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    车江宁; 周志华; 陈东辉

    2003-01-01

    The proposed algorithm for reflectance measured with optical glass has been verified with materials of various forms. The refiectances measured with optical glass (raw), without glass (true) and corrected by the algorithm are compared. The results show that the corrected reflectance agrees very well with true one and their color differences fall below the acceptable limit, which indicates the validity of the correction algorithm. The algorithm could be used not only for fiber-forming materials, but also for powder- forming, granulate-forming, etc.

  17. Glass Difractive Optical Elements (DOEs with complex modulation DLC thin film coated

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    Marina Sparvoli

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available We developed a complex (amplitude and phase modulation Diffractive Optical Element (DOE with four phase levels, which is based in a glass substrate coated with DLC (Diamond Like Carbon thin film as the amplitude modulator. The DLC film was deposited by magnetron reactive sputtering with a graphite target and methane gas in an optical glass surface. The glass and DLC film roughness were measured using non destructive methods, such as a high step meter, Atomic Force Microscopy and Diffuse Reflectance. Other properties, such as refractive index of both materials were measured. The DOEs were tested using 632.8 nm HeNe laser.

  18. Study of structural and optical properties of lead borate glasses containing transition metal ion

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    Sanjay, Kaushik, A.; Kishore, N.; Agarwal, A.; Pal, I.; Dhar, R.

    2012-06-01

    Glasses with compositions xFe2O3.(40-x)PbO.60B2O3: V2O5 (2 mol%) have been prepared by the standard melt-quenching technique. Various properties such as glass transition temperature, density, IR spectra and optical band gap energy have been studied. The structural changes in these glasses have been monitored by IR spectroscopy. The values of optical band gap for indirect allowed and indirect forbidden transitions have been determined using available theories. The Urbach's energy is used to characterize the degree of disorder in amorphous solids.

  19. Theoretical investigations on optical properties of magneto-optical thin film on ion-exchanged glass waveguide

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    Hocini, Abdesselam; Bouras, Mounir; Amata, Hadi

    2013-07-01

    In this work, we report on the theoretical study of magneto-optical waveguides on an ion-exchanged glass waveguide, this latter is made by sol-gel process and doped with magnetic nanoparticles with two kinds of matrix (SiO2/TiO2 and SiO2/ZrO2). The mode propagation and the lateral light confinement for both polarizations TE and TM are simulated using software based on a film mode matching method. We propose from those results magneto-optical waveguides on ion-exchanged glass waveguide geometries for optical integrated applications.

  20. Avoiding the requirement for pre-existing optical contact during picosecond laser glass-to-glass welding.

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    Chen, Jianyong; Carter, Richard M; Thomson, Robert R; Hand, Duncan P

    2015-07-13

    Previous reports of ultrafast laser welding of glass-to-glass have indicated that a pre-existing optical contact (or very close to) between the parts to be joined is essential. In this paper, the capability of picosecond laser welding to bridge micron-scale gaps is investigated, and successful welding, without cracking, of two glasses with a pre-existing gap of 3 µm is demonstrated. It is shown that the maximum gap that can be welded is not significantly affected by welding speeds, but is strongly dependent on the laser power and focal position relative to the interface between the materials. Five distinct types of material modification were observed over a range of different powers and surface separations, and a mechanism is proposed to explain the observations.

  1. Optical constants n and κ of various technical and optical glasses at λ = 10.59 μm

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    Gräf, Stephan; Staupendahl, Gisbert; Gerling, Petra; Müller, Frank A.

    2013-01-01

    The optical constants n (refractive index) and κ (absorption index) of several technical and optical glasses were determined with high accuracy for the CO2 laser wavelength λ = 10.59 μm by angular- and polarization-dependent measurements of reflection at the surface of these glasses. The exact knowledge of n and κ is important for modeling the interaction between CO2 laser radiation and glasses. The investigations were made with low-intense CO2 laser radiation polarized perpendicular as well as parallel to the plane of incidence. The angle of incidence was varied in the range between 0° and 90°. The values of n and κ were determined by means of a fitting procedure between the measured values of the reflectivity and the theoretical curves from Fresnel's formulas. In the case of high absorbing index glasses, the accuracy of this method exceeds ±2% (n) and ±4% (κ), respectively. The measured values show significant differences between typical optical and technical glasses resulting in a linear absorption coefficient that is up to 12 times higher for optical glasses.

  2. Compositional dependence of optical band gap and refractive index in lead and bismuth borate glasses

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    Mallur, Saisudha B.; Czarnecki, Tyler; Adhikari, Ashish; Babu, Panakkattu K.

    2015-08-15

    Highlights: • Refractive indices increase with increasing PbO/Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} content. • Optical band gap arises due to direct forbidden transition. • Optical band gaps decrease with increasing PbO/Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} content. • New empirical relation between the optical band gap and the refractive index. - Abstract: We prepared a series of lead and bismuth borate glasses by varying PbO/Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} content and studied refractive index and optical band gap as a function of glass composition. Refractive indices were measured very accurately using a Brewster’s angle set up while the optical band gaps were determined by analyzing the optical absorption edge using the Mott–Davis model. Using the Lorentz–Lorentz method and the effective medium theory, we calculated the refractive indices and then compared them with the measured values. Bismuth borate glasses show better agreement between the calculated values of the refractive index and experimental values. We used a differential method based on Mott–Davis model to obtain the type of transition and optical band gap (E{sub opt}) which in turn was compared with the value of E{sub opt} obtained using the extinction coefficient. Our analysis shows that in both lead and bismuth borate glasses, the optical band gap arises due to direct forbidden transition. With increasing PbO/Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} content, the absorption edge shifts toward longer wavelengths and the optical band gap decreases. This behavior can be explained in terms of changes to the Pb−O/Bi−O chemical bonds with glass composition. We obtained a new empirical relation between the optical band gap and the refractive index which can be used to accurately determine the electronic oxide polarizability in lead and bismuth oxide glasses.

  3. Low-power continuous-wave nonlinear optics in doped silica glass integrated waveguide structures

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    Ferrera, M.; Razzari, L.; Duchesne, D.; Morandotti, R.; Yang, Z.; Liscidini, M.; Sipe, J. E.; Chu, S.; Little, B. E.; Moss, D. J.

    2008-12-01

    Photonic integrated circuits are a key component of future telecommunication networks, where demands for greater bandwidth, network flexibility, and low energy consumption and cost must all be met. The quest for all-optical components has naturally targeted materials with extremely large nonlinearity, including chalcogenide glasses and semiconductors, such as silicon and AlGaAs (ref. 4). However, issues such as immature fabrication technology for chalcogenide glass and high linear and nonlinear losses for semiconductors motivate the search for other materials. Here we present the first demonstration of nonlinear optics in integrated silica-based glass waveguides using continuous-wave light. We demonstrate four-wave mixing, with low (5 mW) continuous-wave pump power at λ = 1,550 nm, in high-index, doped silica glass ring resonators. The low loss, design flexibility and manufacturability of our device are important attributes for low-cost, high-performance, nonlinear all-optical photonic integrated circuits.

  4. Temperature dependence of thermo-optical properties of fluoride glasses determined by thermal lens spectrometry

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    Lima, S. M.; Catunda, T.; Lebullenger, R.; Hernandes, A. C.; Baesso, M. L.; Bento, A. C.; Miranda, L. C. M.

    1999-12-01

    In this work we report on the use of the thermal lens spectrometry to determine the absolute values of thermal diffusivity, thermal conductivity, and temperature coefficient of optical path-length change of several fluoride glasses. The results showed that flouride glasses doped with minor quantities of Ga, In, and Zn exhibit thermal conductivities and thermal diffusivities roughly 20% larger than that of fluorozirconate (ZBLAN) glasses, whereas their temperature coefficients for the optical path-length change was found to be 50% smaller. This suggests that these fluoride glasses may be considered as promising candidates for high power laser applications. We have also demonstrated how this technique can be used for the complete thermo-optical properties characterization as a function of temperature.

  5. Optical characterization of Mn2+, Ni2+ and Co2+ ions doped zinc lead borate glasses

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    Thulasiramudu, A.; Buddhudu, S.

    2006-11-01

    This paper reports on the development and optical characterization of heavy metal oxide (HMO)-based transparent glasses in the chemical composition of 15PbO 40B2O3 (45-x) ZnO-x TM2+ (=Mn2+ or Ni2+ or Co2+) (where x=0.2, 0.5 mol%). For these glasses both absorption and emission spectra have been measured, in order to understand their optical performances. The XRD profiles have confirmed their glassy nature and the FTIR spectral features have been analyzed. From the emission spectra, a bright green emission (538 nm) from Mn2+-glasses, an intense red emission (670 nm) from Ni2+ and from Co2+ (625 nm) glasses have been noticed very clearly. Based on the UV-absorption spectra of these materials, both direct and indirect bond gaps have been computed. Apart from the spectral analysis, different physical properties of these glasses have also been carried out. Due to the presence of both PbO and ZnO, these glasses are found to be good moisture-resistant optical systems. Both optical and physical properties have been found to be more encouraging towards their use as novel luminescent optical materials.

  6. Effect of host glass matrix on structural and optical behavior of glass-ceramic nanocomposite scintillators

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    Brooke Barta, M.; Nadler, Jason H.; Kang, Zhitao; Wagner, Brent K.; Rosson, Robert; Kahn, Bernd

    2013-12-01

    Composite scintillator systems have received increased attention in recent years due to their promise for merging the radioisotope discrimination capabilities of single crystal scintillators with the high throughput scanning capabilities of portal monitors. However, producing the high light yield required for good energy resolution has proven challenging as scintillation photons are often scattered by variations in refractive index and agglomerated scintillator crystals within the composite. This investigation sought to mitigate these common problems by using glass-ceramic nanocomposite materials systems in which nanoscale scintillating crystallites are precipitated in a controlled manner from a transparent glass matrix. Precipitating crystallites in situ precludes nanoparticle agglomeration, and limiting crystallite size to 50 nm or less mitigates the effect of refractive index mismatch between the crystals and host glass. Cerium-doped gadolinium bromide (GdBr3(Ce)) scintillating crystals were incorporated into sodium-aluminosilicate (NAS) and alumino-borosilicate (ABS) host glass matrices, and the resulting glass-ceramic structures and luminescence behavior were characterized. The as-cast glass from the ABS system displayed a highly ordered microstructure that produced the highest luminescence intensity (light yield) of the samples studied. However, heat treating to form the glass-ceramic precipitated rare-earth oxide crystallites rather than rare-earth halides. This degraded light yield relative to the unaged sample.

  7. Optical spectroscopy of rare earth-doped oxyfluoro-tellurite glasses to probe local environment

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    GAJANAN V HONNAVAR; K P RAMESH

    2017-09-01

    TeO$_2$-based glasses with a general formula 65TeO$_2$−5BaF$_2$−30ZnF$_2$ (TBZ) (in mol%) were prepared by usual melt quenching technique. Three mol% of europium (Eu) or erbium (Er) were added to the prepared glass at the expense of TeO$_2$. Raman, photoluminescence (PL), UV–visible absorption studies were carried out on the glass samples. Raman spectra of the undoped and doped glasses were analysed using the peak shift and the intensity variation along with fullwidth at half-maximum (FWHM). It was found that Eu-doped TBZ glass has a greater tendency towards depolymerizing theglass matrix by influencing the conversion of TeO$_4$ to TeO$_3$ units compared to Er-doped and undoped glasses. PL spectraof the glass samples show emission due to different possible transitions. Position of the peak of the de-convoluted spectrashows the position of the particular Stark component and the FWHM is a measure of the inhomogeneous broadening. TheUV–visible absorption spectra are used to calculate the optical density and to determine the band edge of the glass samplesby fitting to the Mott equation. It is seen that Eu-doped TBZ glass has a lesser bandgap than that of Er-doped glass.

  8. Optical characterization of luminescent silicon nanocrystals embedded in glass matrices

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    Debieu, Olivier

    2008-12-16

    Interstellar dust in nebulae and in the Diffuse Interstellar Medium (DISM) of galaxies contains a component which exhibits efficient visible-near infrared luminescence ranging from 500 to 1000 nm, known as Extended Red Emission (ERE). Silicon nanocrystals (nc-Si) are discussed as possible carriers of the ERE. We employed the accelerator facilities of the Institute of Solid State Physics of the University of Jena to implant Si ions into fused silica windows. An excess concentration of silicon atoms is thus produced in the host SiO{sub 2} matrix which, by applying an annealing at 1100 C, condensates to silicon nanoparticles and crystallizes. Although the condensation and crystallization occur after an annealing of one minute,10, 15 the samples were annealed during one hour in order to well-passivate the nc-Si, that means, to reduce effectively the number of Si-dangling bonds at the nc-Si surface that are efficient non-radiative recombination centers. 10, 16 Upon excitation with UV light, most of our nc-Si/SiO{sub 2} samples revealed strong PL. We implanted into our luminescent nc-Si/SiO{sub 2} systems other atomic elements, as for instance magnesium and calcium, which form silicates if their oxide is combined with SiO{sub 2}. The purpose is to simulate the conditions for silicates containing nc-Si. In order to understand the effect of the incorporation of foreign atoms on the PL properties of our nc-Si/SiO{sub 2} systems, we proceeded to similar experiments with Er and Ge. As has been demonstrated by several authors, 17, 18 the presence of nc-Si in a glass matrix enhances considerably the emission of Er{sup 3+} ions at 1.536{mu}m. At the same time, the PL of nc-Si is considerably quenched. Since the solubility of Er in crystalline silicon is about 2 orders of magnitude lower than in SiO{sub 2}, the optically active Er{sup 3+} ions are believed to be localized outside the nc-Si core, demonstrating that ions present in the host SiO{sub 2} matrix influence the PL

  9. Tm-Yb Doped Optical Fiber Performance with Variation of Host-Glass Composition

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    Anirban Dhar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The fabrication process of Thulium-Ytterbium doped optical fiber comprising different host glass through the Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition (MCVD coupled with solution doping technique is presented. The material and optical performance of different fibers are compared with special emphasis on their lasing efficiency for 2 µm application.

  10. Rapid determination of Faraday rotation in optical glasses by means of secondary Faraday modulator.

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    Sofronie, M; Elisa, M; Sava, B A; Boroica, L; Valeanu, M; Kuncser, V

    2015-05-01

    A rapid high sensitive method for determining the Faraday rotation of optical glasses is proposed. Starting from an experimental setup based on a Faraday rod coupled to a lock-in amplifier in the detection chain, two methodologies were developed for providing reliable results on samples presenting low and large Faraday rotations. The proposed methodologies were critically discussed and compared, via results obtained in transmission geometry, on a new series of aluminophosphate glasses with or without rare-earth doping ions. An example on how the method can be used for a rapid examination of the optical homogeneity of the sample with respect to magneto-optical effects is also provided.

  11. Nonisothermal glass molding for the cost-efficient production of precision freeform optics

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    Vu, Anh-Tuan; Kreilkamp, Holger; Dambon, Olaf; Klocke, Fritz

    2016-07-01

    Glass molding has become a key replication-based technology to satisfy intensively growing demands of complex precision optics in the today's photonic market. However, the state-of-the-art replicative technologies are still limited, mainly due to their insufficiency to meet the requirements of mass production. This paper introduces a newly developed nonisothermal glass molding in which a complex-shaped optic is produced in a very short process cycle. The innovative molding technology promises a cost-efficient production because of increased mold lifetime, less energy consumption, and high throughput from a fast process chain. At the early stage of the process development, the research focuses on an integration of finite element simulation into the process chain to reduce time and labor-intensive cost. By virtue of numerical modeling, defects including chill ripples and glass sticking in the nonisothermal molding process can be predicted and the consequent effects are avoided. In addition, the influences of process parameters and glass preforms on the surface quality, form accuracy, and residual stress are discussed. A series of experiments was carried out to validate the simulation results. The successful modeling, therefore, provides a systematic strategy for glass preform design, mold compensation, and optimization of the process parameters. In conclusion, the integration of simulation into the entire nonisothermal glass molding process chain will significantly increase the manufacturing efficiency as well as reduce the time-to-market for the mass production of complex precision yet low-cost glass optics.

  12. Optical Properties of Eu3+ Doped Lead Borate Tellurite and Zinc Borate Tellurite Glasses

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    Shigihalli, N. B.; Rajaramakrishna, R.; Anavekar, R. V.

    2011-07-01

    This paper describes the synthesis and optical absorption studies of the glass system 20PbO-20TeO2-(60-x)B2O3-x Eu2O3 (x = 0,1 mol %) and 20ZnO-20TeO2-(60-x)B2O3-xEu2O3 (x = 0,1 mol %). These glass systems have been successfully prepared by the melt quenching technique. The X-ray diffractograms show broad peaks indicating glasses are amorphous. DSC thermograms show glass transition temperatures around 655K for PbO content and around 675 K for ZnO content glass samples. In the UV-Visible spectra, several absorption lines are observed. The absorption peaks are around 362, 375, 393 and 464 nm for both Eu3+ doped PbO and ZnO content glass systems. These correspond to transitions from ground state of 7F0 to the excited state of 5D4, 5G4, 5L6 and 5D2 respectively for both Eu3+ doped PbO and ZnO content glass systems. These glasses are expected to give interesting applications in the area of optical devices.

  13. Latest results on solarization of optical glasses with pulsed laser radiation

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    Jedamzik, Ralf; Petzold, Uwe

    2017-02-01

    Femtosecond lasers are more and more used for material processing and lithography. Femtosecond laser help to generate three dimensional structures in photoresists without using masks in micro lithography. This technology is of growing importance for the field of backend lithography or advanced packaging. Optical glasses used for beam shaping and inspection tools need to withstand high laser pulse energies. Femtosecond laser radiation in the near UV wavelength range generates solarization effects in optical glasses. In this paper results are shown of femtosecond laser solarization experiments on a broad range of optical glasses from SCHOTT. The measurements have been performed by the Laser Zentrum Hannover in Germany. The results and their impact are discussed in comparison to traditional HOK-4 and UVA-B solarization measurements of the same materials. The target is to provide material selection guidance to the optical designer of beam shaping lens systems.

  14. Effect of F ions on physical and optical properties of fluorine substituted zinc arsenic tellurite glasses

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    Kareem Ahmmad, Shaik; kondaul, Edu; Rahman, Syed

    2015-02-01

    The effect of substitution of fluoride ions for oxide ions on the physical and optical properties of glass system (20-x) ZnO-xZnF2-40As2O3-40TeO2 where x = 0, 4, 8,12,16,20 mole % were investigated. The samples prepared by melt quenching method under controlled condition. The amorphous nature of these glasses was checked by X-ray diffraction technique. The density was measured according to Archimedes principle. The room temperature absorption spectra of all glass samples were determined using UV-Vis-NIR spectrometer. The thermal behaviour, glass transition temperature and stability of glass samples were studied by a differential scanning calorimetric (DSC). The density reduction of present glasses with ZnF2 concentrations may be due to the low density of ZnF2 compared with that of ZnO. Breaking the oxide network, the cross linking degree of the glass former could be reduced which results in decrease of both Tg and Tx. In the present glass system when F ions replaced by oxygen ions UV-Vis absorption cut-off wavelength decreases. This resulted form the conversion of structural unit in the glass from TeO4 to Te(O,F)4 and then to Te(O, F)3.

  15. Fabrication of glass optical power splitter in thallium source by ion-exchange method

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    Zigang Zhou(周自刚); Desen Liu(刘德森)

    2003-01-01

    The use of a new thallium-ion (T1+) source for glass optical power splitter fabrication based on a NaNO3-TlaSO4 mixture is proposed and demonstrated. Planar optical power splitters were made using glassessuch as K6, K8, K9. The optical quality of the devices prepared compares favorably with the qualityobtained using other fabrication techniques (such as dry etching) and the processing time is considerablyreduced.

  16. Glass and Process Development for the Next Generation of Optical Fibers: A Review

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    John Ballato

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Applications involving optical fibers have grown considerably in recent years with intense levels of research having been focused on the development of not only new generations of optical fiber materials and designs, but also on new processes for their preparation. In this paper, we review the latest developments in advanced materials for optical fibers ranging from silica, to semi-conductors, to particle-containing glasses, to chalcogenides and also in process-related innovations.

  17. Optical properties of Ce3+ doped fluorophosphates scintillation glasses

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    Yao, Yongxin; Liu, Liwan; Zhang, Yu; Chen, Danping; Fang, Yongzheng; Zhao, Guoying

    2016-01-01

    Fluorophosphates (P2O5-BaO-BaF2-Al2O3-Gd2O3-Ce2O3) glasses with different Gd2O3 and BaF2 concentrations have been prepared by a melt quenching method. The effect of Gd2O3 and BaF2 on the glass performance including the density, absorption as well as luminescence properties under both ultraviolet (UV) and X-ray excitation was studied systematically. Energy transfer from Gd3+ to Ce3+ plays an important role in the scintillation mechanism of these glasses and the optimum concentration of Gd2O3 is found to be approximately 3 mol%. The highest integrated light emission intensity of these glass samples excited by X-ray is 25% of BGO and the decay time constants are in the range of 25-35 ns, much shorter than the 300 ns decay time of BGO. Meanwhile, replacing lighter compound BaO with the BaF2 can increase the density of the glasses and also improve the light yield.

  18. Optical characterization of heavy metal non-conventional binary PbO-ZnO glasses

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    Marzouk, M. A.; Fayad, A. M.

    2014-07-01

    Non-conventional heavy metal oxide glasses of the system (100- x) PbO- xZnO in the composition range 5-40 mol% of ZnO have been prepared by melt-quenching technique. X-ray diffraction, UV-visible, and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) absorption spectroscopy techniques were applied for the characterization of prepared glasses. From the absorption edge studies, the values of the optical band gap E opt and Urbach energy (∆ E) have been evaluated. From the experimental results, values of the optical energy gap are calculated and found to be dependent on the glass composition. FTIR spectra of the glasses reveal vibrational modes characteristic to combined presence of tetrahedral PbO4 and ZnO4 units in their specific different wavenumbers.

  19. Single-mode glass waveguide technology for optical interchip communication on board level

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    Brusberg, Lars; Neitz, Marcel; Schröder, Henning

    2012-01-01

    The large bandwidth demand in long-distance telecom networks lead to single-mode fiber interconnects as result of low dispersion, low loss and dense wavelength multiplexing possibilities. In contrast, multi-mode interconnects are suitable for much shorter lengths up to 300 meters and are promising for optical links between racks and on board level. Active optical cables based on multi-mode fiber links are at the market and research in multi-mode waveguide integration on board level is still going on. Compared to multi-mode, a single-mode waveguide has much more integration potential because of core diameters of around 20% of a multi-mode waveguide by a much larger bandwidth. But light coupling in single-mode waveguides is much more challenging because of lower coupling tolerances. Together with the silicon photonics technology, a single-mode waveguide technology on board-level will be the straight forward development goal for chip-to-chip optical interconnects integration. Such a hybrid packaging platform providing 3D optical single-mode links bridges the gap between novel photonic integrated circuits and the glass fiber based long-distance telecom networks. Following we introduce our 3D photonic packaging approach based on thin glass substrates with planar integrated optical single-mode waveguides for fiber-to-chip and chip-to-chip interconnects. This novel packaging approach merges micro-system packaging and glass integrated optics. It consists of a thin glass substrate with planar integrated singlemode waveguide circuits, optical mirrors and lenses providing an integration platform for photonic IC assembly and optical fiber interconnect. Thin glass is commercially available in panel and wafer formats and characterizes excellent optical and high-frequency properties. That makes it perfect for microsystem packaging. The paper presents recent results in single-mode waveguide technology on wafer level and waveguide characterization. Furthermore the integration in a

  20. Ultrapure glass optical waveguide development in microgravity by the sol-gel process

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    1982-01-01

    Containerless melting of glasses in space for the preparation of ultrapure homogeneous glass for optical waveguides is discussed. The homogenization of the glass using conventional raw materials is normally achieved on Earth either by the gravity induced convection currents or by the mechanical stirring of the melt. Because of the absence of gravity induced convection currents, the homogenization of glass using convectional raw materials is difficult in the space environment. Multicomponent, homogeneous, noncrystalline oxide gels can be prepared by the sol-gel process and these gels are promising starting materials for melting glasses in the space environment. The sol-gel process is based on the polymerization reaction of alkoxysilane with other metal alkoxy compounds or suitable metal salts. Many of the alkoxysilanes or other metal alkoxides are liquids and thus can be purified by distillation.

  1. Alkaline aluminum phosphate glasses for thermal ion-exchanged optical waveguide

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    Wang, Fei; Chen, Baojie; Pun, Edwin Yue Bun; Lin, Hai

    2015-04-01

    Alkaline aluminum phosphate glasses (NMAP) with excellent chemical durability for thermal ion-exchanged optical waveguide have been designed and investigated. The transition temperature Tg (470 °C) is higher than the ion-exchange temperature (390 °C), which is favorable to sustain the stability of the glass structure for planar waveguide fabrication. The effective diffusion coefficient De of K+-Na+ ion exchange in NMAP glasses is 0.110 μm2/min, indicating that ion exchange can be achieved efficiently in the optical glasses. Single-mode channel waveguide has been fabricated on Er3+/Yb3+ doped NMAP glass substrate by standard micro-fabrication and K+-Na+ ion exchange. The mode field diameter is 9.6 μm in the horizontal direction and 6.0 μm in the vertical direction, respectively, indicating an excellent overlap with a standard single-mode fiber. Judd-Ofelt intensity parameter Ω2 is 5.47 × 10-20 cm2, implying a strong asymmetrical and covalent environment around Er3+ in the optical glasses. The full width at half maximum and maximum stimulated emission cross section of the 4I13/2 → 4I15/2 are 30 nm and 6.80 × 10-21 cm2, respectively, demonstrating that the phosphate glasses are potential glass candidates in developing compact optoelectronic devices. Pr3+, Tm3+ and Ho3+ doped NMAP glasses are promising candidates to fabricate waveguide amplifiers and lasers operating at special telecommunication windows.

  2. On the study of oil paint adhesion on optically transparent glass: Conservation of reverse paintings on glass

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    Bayle, M.; Waugh, D. G.; Colston, B. J.; Lawrence, J.

    2015-12-01

    Reverse painting on glass is a technique which consists of applying a cold paint layer on the reverse-side of glass. The main challenge facing these artworks is the fragile adhesion of the pictorial layer - a simple movement can modify the appearance of the painting. This paper details a study into the adhesion parameters of pigments on glass and the comparison between different pigments. The relationships between the binder (linseed oil) with pigments and the glass with or without the use of an adhesive are studied. Physical analyses by surface characterisation have been carried out to better understand the influence of the pigment. The use of a sessile drop device, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), a surface 3D profiler and a pencil hardness scratch tester were necessary to establish a comparison of the pictorial layer adhesion. A comparison of the effect of two adhesives, namely ox gall and gum arabic, has shown that the adhesion is not only linked to the physical parameters but that possible chemical reactions can influence the results. Finally, a treatment based on humidity-extreme storage has shown the weakness of some pictorial layers.

  3. Diffusion between glass and metals for optical fiber preform extrusion

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    Yeo, Felicia Yan Xin; Zhang, Zhifeng; Kumar Chakkathara Janardhanan Nair, Dileep; Zhang, Yilei

    2015-07-01

    When silica is extruded, diffusion of metal atoms into silica results contamination to the silica being heated, and thus is a serious concern for the glass extrusion process, such as extrusion of glass fiber preform. This paper examines diffusion between fused silica and two high strength metals, the stainless steel SS410 and the superalloy Inconel 718, at 1000 °C and under the normal atmosphere condition by SEM and Electron Dispersion Spectrum. It is found that diffusion occurs between silica and SS410, and at the same time, SS410 is severely oxidized during diffusion experiment. On the contrary, the diffusion between Inconel 718 and silica is unnoticeable, suggesting excellent high temperature performance of Inconel 718 for glass extrusion.

  4. Optical absorption and fluorescence properties of $Er^{3+}$ in sodium borate glass

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    Ratnakaram, YC; J.Lakshmi; Chakradhar, RPS

    2005-01-01

    Spectroscopic properties of $Er^{3+}$ ions in sodium borate glass have been studied. The indirect and direct optical band gaps $(E_{opt})$ and energy level parameters (Racah $(E^{1}, E^{2} and E^{3})$, spin-orbit $(\\xi_{4f})$ and configurational interaction (\\alpha)) are evaluated. Spectral intensities for various absorption bands of $Er^{3+}$ doped sodium borate glass are calculated. Using Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters $(\\Omega_{2},\\Omega_{4}, \\Omega_{6})$, radiative transition probabiliti...

  5. [Calculation and analysis of optical transitions of Pr3+ ions in fluoride glass].

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    Kang, Dong-guo; Chen, Xiao-bo; Li, Song; Cui, Jian-sheng; Cai, Qing; Yu, Bao-Ting

    2007-01-01

    Intensity parameters of Pr3+ in ZBLAN glass were calculated using Judd-Ofelt(J-O) theory with absorption spectrum measurement. The anomalous behavior of Pr3+ was discussed using J-O theory. Base on the intensity parameters, the optical parameters such as spontaneous emission rate, branching ratio, and integrated emission cross section etc were predicted. The future of the glass as a laser material was discussed, and the probability of photon avalanche in the material was also analysed.

  6. Glasses

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    Dyre, Jeppe

    2004-01-01

    The temperature dependence of the viscosity of most glassforming liquids is known to depart significantly from the classical Arrhenius behaviour of simple fluids. The discovery of an unexpected correlation between the extent of this departure and the Poisson ratio of the resulting glass could lead...... to new understanding of glass ageing and viscous liquid dynamics....

  7. Glasses

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    Dyre, Jeppe

    2004-01-01

    The temperature dependence of the viscosity of most glassforming liquids is known to depart significantly from the classical Arrhenius behaviour of simple fluids. The discovery of an unexpected correlation between the extent of this departure and the Poisson ratio of the resulting glass could lead...... to new understanding of glass ageing and viscous liquid dynamics....

  8. Fluorescent Er2O3 doped lead silicate glass for optical amplifiers

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    Mennig, Martin; Niegisch, Nico; Kalleder, Axel; Schmidt, Helmut K.; Graf, Jürgen; Sautter, Helmut

    1999-01-01

    A hot-pressing method is investigated for the fabrication of a planar optical waveguide amplifier. Therefore commercially available LaSFN15 produced by Schott is used as substrate and cladding material in combination with Er2O3 doped lead silicate glass as core material, synthesised by a hybrid sol-gel melting technique. The lead silicate glass is selected for its low melting temperature required for the waveguide processing. The core glass is adapted to the LaSFN15 with respect to the therma...

  9. Optical and crystallization studies of titanium dioxide doped sodium and potassium silicate glasses

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    ElBatal, F. H.; Marzouk, M. A.; ElBatal, H. A.

    2016-10-01

    Combined optical and FTIR spectral analysis were used to investigate prepared invert two alkali silicate glasses (Na2O·SiO2sbnd K2O·SiO2) containing high titanium oxide content. Glass ceramic derivatives were prepared through thermal two step regime of the parent glasses and they were characterized by FTIR and X-ray diffraction measurements. Experimental optical spectra indicate the appearance of an additional UV band due to absorption of tetravalent titanium ions beside the UV bands due to trace ferric ions impurities. FT infrared absorption spectra reveal composite vibrational bands due to vibrational modes of both silicate groups and TiO4 or Sisbnd Osbnd Ti units. Such tetravalent groupings of titanium ions confirm the stability of such invert glasses containing as such two main glass forming oxides. FTIR spectra of the glass - ceramic derivatives show nearly the same IR vibrational modes as their parent glasses. X-ray diffraction analysis show the separation of crystalline sodium or potassium titanate phases beside a minor form of silica and the results confirm that TiO2 acts mainly as network forming units leading to the formation of crystalline titanate phases.

  10. Characterization and optical properties of Pr$_2$O$_3$-doped molybdenum lead-borate glasses

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    SANGEETA B KOLAVEKAR; N H AYACHIT; R V ANAVEKAR

    2017-06-01

    Pr$^{3+}$ doped molybdenum lead-borate glasses with the chemical composition 75PbO−[25–($x+y$)B$_2$O$_3$]–$y$MoO$_3$–$x$Pr$_2$O$_3$ (where $x = 0.5$ and 1.0 mol% and y = 0 and 5 mol%) were prepared by conventional melt-quenching technique. Thermal, optical and structural analyses are carried out using DSC, UV and FTIR spectra. The physical parameters,like glass transition ($T_g$), stability factor ($\\Delta T$), optical energy band gap ($E_{gopt}$), of these glasses have been determined as a function of dopant concentration. The $T_g$ and optical energy gaps of these glasses were found to be in the range of 290–350$^{\\circ}$C and 2.45–2.7 eV, respectively. Stability of the glass doped with Pr$^{3+}$ is found to be moderate ($\\sim$40). The results are discussed using the structural model of Mo–lead-borate glass

  11. Optical properties of zinc–vanadium glasses doped with samarium trioxide

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    B Eraiah

    2014-04-01

    Zinc–vanadium glasses doped with samarium oxide having the chemical composition Sm2O3() ZnO(40-)V2O5(60) (where = 0.1–0.5 mol%) were prepared by melt quenching method. The density of these glasses was measured by Archimedes method; the corresponding molar volumes have also been calculated. The values of density range from 3.7512 to 5.0535 gm/cm3 and those of molar volume range from 28.3004 to 37.6415 cm-3. The optical absorbance studies were carried out on these glasses to measure their energy bandgaps. The absorption spectra of these glasses were recorded in UV–Visible region. No sharp edges were found in the optical spectra, which verify the amorphous nature of these glasses. The calculated optical bandgap energies of these glasses were found to be in the range of 0.3173–0.6640 eV. The refractive index and polarizability of oxide ion have been calculated by using Lorentz–Lorentz relations. The values of refractive index range from 1.1762 to 1.2901 and those of polarizability of oxide ion range from 1.6906 × 10-24 to 2.2379 × 10-24 cm3.

  12. Optical and Physical Properties of Bismuth Borate Glasses Doped With Dy3+

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    P. Limsuwan

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This study reports on physical and optical properties of Dy3+ doped bismuth borate glass. The glasses containing Dy3+ in (70-xB2O3:30Bi2O3:xDy2O3 (where x = 0.0-2.5 mol% have been prepared by melt-quenching method. In order to understand the role of Dy2O3 in these glasses, the density, molar volume and optical spectra were investigated. The results show that molar volume of the glasses increase with the increasing of Dy2O3 concentration and consequently generating more non-bridging oxygen (NBOs into glass matrix. The absorption spectra of Dy3+ doped in bismuth borate glass correspond with several bands, which are assigned from the ground state, 6H15/2 to 6F3/2(761 nm, 6F5/2(806 nm, 6F7/2(907 nm, (6H7/2, 6F9/2(1099 nm, (6F11/2, 6H9/2 (1283 nm and 6H11/2(1695 nm. Moreover, the optical basicities were also theoretically determined.

  13. Role of oxygen on the optical properties of borate glass doped with ZnO

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    Abdel-Baki, Manal; El-Diasty, Fouad

    2011-10-01

    Lithium tungsten borate glass (0.56- x)B 2O 3-0.4Li 2O- xZnO-0.04WO 3 (0≤ x≤0.1 mol%) is prepared by the melt quenching technique for photonic applications. Small relative values of ZnO are used to improve the glass optical dispersion and to probe as well the role of oxygen electronic polarizability on its optical characteristics. The spectroscopic properties of the glass are determined in a wide spectrum range (200-2500 nm) using a Fresnel-based spectrophotometric technique. Based on the Lorentz-Lorenz theory, as ZnO content increases on the expense of B 2O 3 the glass molar polarizability increased due to an enhanced unshared oxide ion 2 p electron density, which increases ionicity of the chemical bonds of glass. The role of oxide ion polarizability is explained in accordance with advanced measures and theories such as optical basicity, O 1 s binding energy, the outer most cation binding energy in Yamashita-Kurosawa's interionic interaction parameter and Sun's average single bond strength. FT-IR measurements confirm an increase in bridging oxygen bonds, as a result of replacement of ZnO by B 2O 3, which increase the UV glass transmission window and transmittance.

  14. Optical properties and spectroscopic study of different modifier based Pr(3+):LiFB glasses as optical amplifiers.

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    Balakrishna, A; Babu, S; Kumar, Vinod; Ntwaeaborwa, O M; Ratnakaram, Y C

    2017-01-05

    In this paper, we report the preparation and optical characterization of Pr(3+) doped lithium fluoro borate (LiFB) glasses for six different chemical compositions of Li2B4O7-BaF2-NaF-MO (where M=Mg, Ca, Cd and Pb), Li2B4O7-BaF2-NaF-MgO-CaO and Li2B4O7-BaF2-NaF-CdO-PbO. The structural and optical properties of these glasses were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), optical absorption and photoluminescence techniques. The optical absorption spectra of Pr(3+) ions in LiFB glasses have been recorded in the UV-VIS-NIR region. The optical absorption data are used to calculate various spectroscopic parameters such as Racah (E(1), E(2), E(3)) and spin-orbit interaction (ξ4f) parameters. Judd-Ofelt (J-O) (Ωλ where λ=2, 4 and 6) intensity parameters were determined by applying J-O theory, which in turn used to calculate the radiative properties such as radiative transition probabilities (A), radiative lifetimes (τR), integrated absorption cross-sections (Σ) and branching ratios (βr) for all emission levels of Pr(3+) ion in different LiFB glass matrices. By using the J-O theory and luminescence parameters, stimulated emission cross sections (σp) of prominent transitions, (3)P0→(3)H4 and (1)D2→(3)H4 of Pr(3+) ion in all LiFB glasses were calculated. (3)P0→(3)H4 possesses higher branching ratios and stimulated emission cross-sections for the Pr(3+):LiFB(Mg-Ca) glass, which can be used as a best laser excitation. The optical gain parameter (σpxτR) was noticed higher in Pr(3+):LiFB(Mg-Ca) and Pr(3+):LiFB(Cd-Pb) glasses for the transition (3)P0→(3)H4 transition, and these glasses have potential for optical amplification at 488 nm wavelength.

  15. Optical properties and spectroscopic study of different modifier based Pr3 +:LiFB glasses as optical amplifiers

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    Balakrishna, A.; Babu, S.; Kumar, Vinod; Ntwaeaborwa, O. M.; Ratnakaram, Y. C.

    2017-01-01

    In this paper, we report the preparation and optical characterization of Pr3 + doped lithium fluoro borate (LiFB) glasses for six different chemical compositions of Li2B4O7-BaF2-NaF-MO (where M = Mg, Ca, Cd and Pb), Li2B4O7-BaF2-NaF-MgO-CaO and Li2B4O7-BaF2-NaF-CdO-PbO. The structural and optical properties of these glasses were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), optical absorption and photoluminescence techniques. The optical absorption spectra of Pr3 + ions in LiFB glasses have been recorded in the UV-VIS-NIR region. The optical absorption data are used to calculate various spectroscopic parameters such as Racah (E1, E2, E3) and spin-orbit interaction (ξ4f) parameters. Judd-Ofelt (J-O) (Ωλ where λ = 2, 4 and 6) intensity parameters were determined by applying J-O theory, which in turn used to calculate the radiative properties such as radiative transition probabilities (A), radiative lifetimes (τR), integrated absorption cross-sections (Σ) and branching ratios (βr) for all emission levels of Pr3 + ion in different LiFB glass matrices. By using the J-O theory and luminescence parameters, stimulated emission cross sections (σp) of prominent transitions, 3P0 → 3H4 and 1D2 → 3H4 of Pr3 + ion in all LiFB glasses were calculated. 3P0 → 3H4 possesses higher branching ratios and stimulated emission cross-sections for the Pr3 +:LiFB(Mg-Ca) glass, which can be used as a best laser excitation. The optical gain parameter (σpxτR) was noticed higher in Pr3 +:LiFB(Mg-Ca) and Pr3 +:LiFB(Cd-Pb) glasses for the transition 3P0→ 3H4 transition, and these glasses have potential for optical amplification at 488 nm wavelength.

  16. Replicative manufacturing of complex lighting optics by non-isothermal glass molding

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    Kreilkamp, Holger; Vu, Anh Tuan; Dambon, Olaf; Klocke, Fritz

    2016-09-01

    The advantages of LED lighting, especially its energy efficiency and the long service life have led to a wide distribution of LED technology in the world. However, in order to make fully use of the great potential that LED lighting offers, complex optics are required to distribute the emitted light from the LED efficiently. Nowadays, many applications use polymer optics which can be manufactured at low costs. However, due to ever increasing luminous power, polymer optics reach their technological limits. Due to its outstanding properties, especially its temperature resistance, resistance against UV radiation and its long term stability, glass is the alternative material of choice for the use in LED optics. This research is introducing a new replicative glass manufacturing approach, namely non-isothermal glass molding (NGM) which is able to manufacture complex lighting optics in high volumes at competitive prices. The integration of FEM simulation at the early stage of the process development is presented and helps to guarantee a fast development cycle. A coupled thermo-mechanical model is used to define the geometry of the glass preform as well as to define the mold surface geometry. Furthermore, simulation is used to predict main process outcomes, especially in terms of resulting form accuracy of the molded optics. Experiments conducted on a commercially available molding machine are presented to validate the developed simulation model. Finally, the influence of distinct parameters on important process outcomes like form accuracy, surface roughness, birefringence, etc. is discussed.

  17. Measurement of absolute optical thickness of mask glass by wavelength-tuning Fourier analysis.

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    Kim, Yangjin; Hbino, Kenichi; Sugita, Naohiko; Mitsuishi, Mamoru

    2015-07-01

    Optical thickness is a fundamental characteristic of an optical component. A measurement method combining discrete Fourier-transform (DFT) analysis and a phase-shifting technique gives an appropriate value for the absolute optical thickness of a transparent plate. However, there is a systematic error caused by the nonlinearity of the phase-shifting technique. In this research the absolute optical-thickness distribution of mask blank glass was measured using DFT and wavelength-tuning Fizeau interferometry without using sensitive phase-shifting techniques. The error occurring during the DFT analysis was compensated for by using the unwrapping correlation. The experimental results indicated that the absolute optical thickness of mask glass was measured with an accuracy of 5 nm.

  18. Optical and mechanical properties of glass fiber and ribbon reinforced poly(methyl methacrylate) composites

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    Barr, John Matthew

    Composites with excellent optical clarity have been fabricated by matching the refractive index of the glass fiber reinforcement to that of the polymer matrix. Refractive index mismatch, resulting from temperature changes, leads to degradation of optical clarity in fiber composites due to light impinging upon the fiber/matrix interface at oblique angles of incidence. The plane parallel surfaces of glass ribbon reinforcement minimize incidence at oblique angles, thereby reducing the sensitivity to refractive index mismatch. Optical data show that the use of ribbons in place of fibers increases the temperature range over which these composites retain good optical clarity by more than five times. A Monte Carlo type simulation of optical transmission of fiber reinforced composites has been developed. Temperature dependent optical transmission of glass fiber and ribbon reinforced composites was measured using a He/Ne laser and a detection assembly with an acceptance angle of 0.15sp°. Good agreement was observed between the measured transmission data and the calculations from the computer model. The computer model was used to predict achievable optical transmission in hypothetical fiber and ribbon composites with varying dn/dT and glass content. Results indicate that ribbon reinforced composites have the potential for nearly temperature independent optical clarity. Flexural strength of glass fiber and ribbon reinforced composites was calculated from 3-point bend data on specimens with a neat PMMA core and composite veneer on the surfaces. Veneer strength was 40 to 50% higher than that of neat PMMA. A hypothetical quasi-isotropic veneered composite was designed using lamination theory. For equivalent load bearing capacity beams, the mass of the composite is 16 and 70% less than neat PMMA and fused silica, respectively.

  19. New composite glass materials for non linear optical applications

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    Menke, Y.; Ferraris, M.; Corbari, C.

    2004-01-01

    Metal nanocluster composite glasses were prepared via evaporation of a thin gold layer followed by diffusion. The effect of the deposition conditions, resulting in different evaporated gold thicknesses, and the influence of diffusion temperature and time have been studied. Resonance enhancement o...

  20. Electronic polarizability, optical basicity, and interaction parameter of La2O3 and related glasses

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    Honma, T.; Benino, Y.; Fujiwara, T.; Komatsu, T.; Sato, R.; Dimitrov, V.

    2002-03-01

    The electronic polarizability and optical basicity of La2O3 and related glasses have been determined from ultraviolet absorption spectra and calculations based on the Lorentz-Lorenz equation. The optical basicity for La2O3 oxide is found to be 1.07, being much larger compared with typical glass-forming oxides such as B2O3 (0.42) and SiO2 (0.48) but being similar to heavy element oxides such as TeO2 (0.93). The Yamashita and Kurosawa's interaction parameter of La2O3 is 0.03 Å-3, indicating that La2O3 is classified as a normal ionic (basic) oxide, i.e., an ionic bonding character in the La3+-O bond is proposed. Close correlations are confirmed among optical basicity, interaction parameter, and oxygen 1s binding energy in x-ray photoelectron (XPS) spectra for La2O3-P2O5 and other La2O3-containing glasses. It is found from XPS and Raman spectra that La3+ ions in La2O3-P2O5 glasses act as network modifiers, supporting an ionic bonding character in the La3+-O bond. The parameters related to electronic polarizability in La2O3 determined in the present study would be useful for the design of rare-earth containing optical functional glasses.

  1. Investigation of Optical and Luminescence Properties of Soda Lime Borate Glasses Doped with Sm3+ Ion

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    FALAK; Zaman; GUL; Rooh; NATTAPON; Srisittipokakun; JACKRAPONG; Kaewkhao

    2016-01-01

    This paper was to investigate the optical and luminescence properties of Sm3+ doped SLB glasses by a melt quenching technique. The optical and luminescence properties of the prepared glass samples were investigated via absorption and photoluminescence spectra, respectively. The related physical and optical parameters were also calculated. From optical absorption measurements, the transition 6H5/2 → 6P3/2 at 403 nm has a higher spectral intensity and is a hypersensitive transition. From photoluminescence spectra, four prominent emission spectra appear. The most intense band is located at 4G5/2 →6H9/2(599 nm), which is the characteristic emission range of Sm3+ ions with the reddish orange color. The experimental decay time of the 4G5/2 level of Sm3+ SLB glasses was determined. The decay time decreases from 1.367 to 0.333 ms with increasing the content of Sm3+. The color coordinates(x, y) of the prepared glasses passes through the reddish-orange region in the CIE 1931 diagram and are suitable for orange LEDs, optoelectronics, and solidstate lighting. The further investigation on the optimization of the dopant content in the SLB glasses was suggested.

  2. Synthesis and optical properties of CsC1-doped gallium-sodium-sulfide glasses

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    Hehlen, Markus P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bennett, Bryan L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Williams, Darrick J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Muenchausen, Ross E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Castro, Alonso [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tornga, Stephanie C [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01

    Ga{sub 2}S{sub 3}-Na{sub 2}S (GNS) glasses doped with CsCl were synthesized in open crucibles under inert atmosphere. The evaporative loss of CsCl during glass melting was measured by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and corrected for by biasing the CsCl concentration in the mixture of starting materials to obtain glasses with accurately controlled stoichiometry. Glass transition temperatures, refractive index dispersions, and band edge energies were measured for four GNS:CsCl glasses, and the respective values were found to significantly improve over earlier studies that did not mitigate CsCl evaporative losses. The refractive index dispersion measurements indicate that the Cs{sup +} and Cl{sup -} radii are 16% larger in GNS:CsCl glass than in bulk crystalline CsCl. The band edge energy increases from 2.97 eV in GNS glass to 3.32 eV in GNS glass doped with 20 mol% CsCl as a result of introducing Cl{sup -} ions having a large optical electronegativity. The large bandgap of 3.32 eV and the low (450 cm{sup -1}) phonon energy make GNS:20%CsCl an attractive host material for rare-earth ions with radiative transitions in the near ultra-violet, visible, and near-infrared spectral regions.

  3. Dynamics of Methyl Methacrylate Nanoconfined in Silica Sol Glasses Studied by Optical Kerr Effect Spectroscopy

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    Meng, Dujuan; Xue, Lianjie; Tamas, George; Quitevis, Edward; Simon, Sindee

    2014-03-01

    Nanoconfinement has been found to have an effect on polymerization processes [1,2] and on the glass transition temperature Tg [3]. Here we report studies of the nanoconfinement effect on the dynamics of monomers in the pores of silica sol-gel glass. The samples were prepared under a vacuum and studied by using optical Kerr effect (OKE) spectroscopy. The reorientational dynamics of methyl methacrylate (MMA) confined in silica sol-gel glasses with pore diameters of 32, 41, and 82 Å was studied. The decays of the reorientational correlation function C(t) became longer as the pore size decreased. Based on the analysis of the reorientational correlation functions using a two-state model [4], the nanoconfinement effect is due to the interaction of molecules with the surface of the silica-gel glass. In a study of the effect of nanoconfinement in modified silica sol-gel glasses, which were obtained by refluxing the sol-gel glasses in methanol to give hydrophobic pore surfaces, the decay is faster in the modified silica gel glass than in the unmodified sol-gel glass. This work is supported by NSF Grant CMMI-1235346.

  4. Compositional trends of γ-induced optical changes observed in chalcogenide glasses of binary As-S system

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    Shpotyuk, M.; Shpotyuk, O.; Golovchak, Roman; McCloy, John S.; Riley, Brian J.

    2014-01-23

    Compositional trends of γ-induced optical changes in chalcogenide glasses are studied with the binary As-S system. Effects of γ-irradiation and annealing are compared using the changes measured in the fundamental optical absorption edge region. It is shown that annealing near the glass transition temperature leads to bleaching of As-S glasses, while γ-irradiation leads to darkening; both depend on the glass composition and thermal history of the specimens. These results are explained in terms of competitive destruction–polymerization transformations and physical aging occurring in As-S chalcogenide glasses under the influence of γ-irradiation.

  5. Enhanced fluorescence and optical power limiting in Ag-nanocomposite glasses

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    Udayabhaskar, R.; Karthikeyan, B.; Ollakkan, Muhamed Shafi; Mangalaraja, R. V.; Baesso, M. L.

    2014-02-01

    In this letter, we prepared and studied the plasmon, fluorescence and optical limiting properties of silver ion-exchanged glasses followed by an external thermal treatment for clusterization inside the glass matrix. TEM (Transmission electron microscopy) studies of the prepared samples provides information about the size of the nanoclusters, their size enhancement after TA (Thermal annealing) and supports the SPR band shape variations from the UV-Vis. absorption studies. Enhancement in fluorescence and optical-limiting (with excitation near to resonant value of the SPR) is ascribed to the amplified local field after metal nanocluster growth by thermal annealing.

  6. Optical Transmission and Morphology of Ge-Te-In Glass System

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    George, Achamma; Sushama, D.

    2011-10-01

    Optical studies are performed to calculate the refractive index (n), extinction coefficient (k) and dielectric constant (real and imaginary) of Ge20Te80 and Ge20Te74In6 chalcogenide glasses using transmission spectrum in the wave length range 350nm-1050nm. The surface morphology of the glasses are studied using scanning electron microscopy and the optical band gap energy (Eg) is estimated from the absorption coefficient values using Tauc's procedure. The variation of refractive index, extinction coefficient and real and imaginary parts of the dielectric constant with photon energy are also investigated using Swanepoel's method.

  7. Preparation and optical properties of sodium borosilicate glasses containing Sb nanoparticles

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    Zhong, Jiasong, E-mail: jiasongzhong@hdu.edu.cn [College of Materials and Environmental Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018 (China); Ma, Xin [College of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou 325035 (China); Lu, Hongwei; Wang, Xin; Zhang, Suling [College of Materials and Environmental Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018 (China); Xiang, Weidong, E-mail: xiangweidong001@126.com [College of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou 325035 (China)

    2014-09-01

    Highlights: • The Sb nanoparticles doped in Na{sub 2}O–B{sub 2}O{sub 3}–SiO{sub 2} glass were prepared by sol–gel methods. • Obtained glass was investigated by structural and optical measurements. • The glass was crystalline with a rhombohedral structure of Sb. • An absorption peak centered on 566 nm has been observed in doping glass. • The third-order optical nonlinearity was investigated by femtosecond Z-scan technique. - Abstract: Sb nanoparticles have been successfully prepared from SbCl{sub 3} in sodium borosilicate (Na{sub 2}O–B{sub 2}O{sub 3}–SiO{sub 2}) glass matrix by sol–gel method, involving metallic sodium as sodium source, boric acid as boron source and SiO{sub 2} come from hydrolysis of tetraethoxysilane. The feasibility of process conditions were analyzed by using Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR), thermal gravimetric (TG), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). X-ray diffraction (XRD) study revealed that the rhombohedral structure of metal Sb have formed in the glass. The particle was found to be spherical shaped and highly monodispersed with an average size of about 32.63 nm as analyzed from transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The surface plasmon resonance (SPR) of Sb nanoparticle was studied from the UV–Vis absorption. The nonlinear optical properties were studied by using the Z-scan technique with a Ti:sapphire laser at 800 nm. Results showed that the third-order optical nonlinear susceptibility χ{sup (3)} of the glass was determined to be 4.85 × 10{sup −11} esu.

  8. Mechanism underlying formation of SSC in optical glass due to dynamic impact of single diamond scratch

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    陈江; 赵航; 张飞虎; 张元晶; 张勇

    2015-01-01

    During the grinding of optical glass, the abrasion directly affects the morphology and depth of subsurface cracks (SSC). The effect of dynamic impact of grinding abrasives on optical glass is an important issue in the field of optics manufacturing. In this work, a single diamond scratch was used to grind optical glass, and grinding parameters were collaboratively controlled to ensure that the cutting layer remained constant. A dynamometer was used to record the duration of the impact process, and the cross-section of the test piece was polished for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to determine the depth of the SSCs. The experimental results show that as wheel speed increases, SSC depth tends to decrease. When the wheel speed gradually increases from 500 r/min to 2500 r/min, the probability distribution curve for the maximum SSC depth shifts downward by around 80 µm. The effect of the dynamic impact of single diamond scratch is found to be an important cause of SSC formation in optical glass during grinding, i.e., the faster the grinding, the shallower the SSCs.

  9. Mechanism underlying formation of SSC in optical glass due to dynamic impact of single diamond scratch

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    陈江; 赵航; 张飞虎; 张元晶; 张勇

    2015-01-01

    During the grinding of optical glass, the abrasion directly affects the morphology and depth of subsurface cracks(SSC). The effect of dynamic impact of grinding abrasives on optical glass is an important issue in the field of optics manufacturing. In this work, a single diamond scratch was used to grind optical glass, and grinding parameters were collaboratively controlled to ensure that the cutting layer remained constant. A dynamometer was used to record the duration of the impact process, and the cross-section of the test piece was polished for scanning electron microscopy(SEM) to determine the depth of the SSCs. The experimental results show that as wheel speed increases, SSC depth tends to decrease. When the wheel speed gradually increases from 500 r/min to 2500 r/min, the probability distribution curve for the maximum SSC depth shifts downward by around 80 μm. The effect of the dynamic impact of single diamond scratch is found to be an important cause of SSC formation in optical glass during grinding, i.e., the faster the grinding, the shallower the SSCs.

  10. Effect of Zn addition on non-resonant third-order optical nonlinearity of the Cu-doped germano-silicate optical glass fiber.

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    Ju, Seongmin; Watekar, Pramod R; Jeong, Seongmook; Kim, Youngwoong; Han, Won-Taek

    2012-01-01

    Cu/Zn-codoped germano-silicate optical glass fiber was manufactured by using the modified chemical vapor deposition (MCVD) process and solution doping process. To investigate the reduction effect of Zn addition on Cu metal formation in the core of the Cu/Zn-codoped germano-silicate optical glass fiber, the optical absorption property and the non-resonant third-order optical nonlinearity were measured. Absorption peaks at 435 nm and 469 nm in the Cu/Zn-codoped germano-silicate optical glass fiber were contributed to Cu metal particles and ZnO semiconductor particles, respectively. The effective non-resonant optical nonlinearity, gamma, of the Cu/Zn-codoped germano-silicate optical glass fiber was measured to be 1.5097 W(-1) x km(-1) by using the continuous-wave self-phase modulation method. The gamma of the Cu/Zn-codoped germano-silicate optical glass fiber was about four times larger than that of the reference germano-silicate optical glass fiber without any dopants. The increase of the effective non-resonant optical nonlinearity, gamma, of the Cu/Zn-codoped germano-silicate optical glass fiber, can be attributed to the enhanced nonlinear polarization due to incorporated ZnO semiconductor particles and Cu metal ions in the glass network. The Cu/Zn-codoped germano-silicate optical glass fiber showed high nonlinearity and low transmission loss at the optical communication wavelength, which makes it suitable for high-speed-high-capacity optical communication systems.

  11. Nitrogen doped germania glasses with enhanced optical and mechanical properties

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    Storgaard-Larsen, Torben; Poulsen, Christian; Leistiko, Otto

    1997-01-01

    to 3.5 x 10(-3) have been obtained. Although this is, to the best of our knowledge, a record for germanium doped silica films not photosensitized by hydrogen loading, our results show that even larger changes in the refractive index can be induced. Stable glasses with refractive indexes from 1.460 to 1.......518 have been formed throughout the composition range from 0 to 30% germanium by including ammonia in the deposition process Not only is it possible to increase the photosensitivity, but it is also possible to control stress in these films. Depending on the deposition and annealing conditions, these glass...... films can be made to exhibit a range of stress from compressive to low tensile when deposited on silicon wafers....

  12. Optical properties of lead–tellurite glasses doped with samarium trioxide

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    B Eraiah

    2010-08-01

    The optical properties of a new family of Sm2O3–(40–)PbO–60TeO2 glasses are investigated. The optical absorption spectra were recorded at room temperature in the UV-visible region. From the absorption edge studies, the values of optical bandgap energies have been evaluated. The refractive index, molar refraction and polarizability of oxide ions have been calculated by using Lorentz–Lorentz relations. The non-linear variations of the above optical parameters are discussed with respect to samarium concentration.

  13. Fiber fuse light-induced continuous breakdown of silica glass optical fiber

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    Todoroki, Shin-ichi

    2014-01-01

    This book describes the fiber fuse phenomenon that causes a serious problem for the present optical communication systems. High-power light often brings about catastrophic damage to optical devices. Silica glass optical fibers with ultralow transmission loss are not the exception. A fiber fuse appears in a heated region of the fiber cable delivering a few watts of light and runs toward the light source destroying its core region. Understanding this phenomenon is a necessary first step in the development of future optical communication systems. This book provides supplementary videos and photog

  14. Nonlinear Optics in Doped Silica Glass Integrated Waveguide Structures

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    Duchesne, David; Razzari, Luca; Morandotti, Roberto; Little, Brent; Chu, Sai T; Moss, David J

    2015-01-01

    Integrated photonic technologies are rapidly becoming an important and fundamental milestone for wideband optical telecommunications. Future optical networks have several critical requirements, including low energy consumption, high efficiency, greater bandwidth and flexibility, which must be addressed in a compact form factor.

  15. Preparation and Performance of Magneto-optical Glasses Doped with Tb3+/Dy3+

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    YIN Hairong; ZHAO Gaoyang; LIU Pan; WANG Shunni; GUO Hongwei

    2014-01-01

    In order to increase the content of rare-earth oxides in magneto-optical glass and improve the Verdet constant, the rare-earth doped ternary Ga2O3-B2O3-SiO2(GBS) system magneto-optical glasses were prepared by the melt quenching technique. The influence of Tb3+and Dy3+ions on the structure of GBS glasses was investigated using FTIR, DSC and Faraday rotations. The experimental results showed that the content of rare-earth oxides in the glasses with the double incorporation of Tb2O3 and Dy2O3 was higher. The crystallization parameterβachieved the maximum 0.48 with Tb3+/Dy3+content of 35mol%. Terbium oxide existed mainly in [TbO3] units in the glasses and [TbO4] units were converted into [TbO3] with increasing Tb2O3 content. As Ga3+ion is larger than B3+ion in radius, leading to an increasing of the glass network gap and improvement in the ability of accommodating rare earth ions, Verdet constant increased.

  16. Linear and nonlinear optical characteristics of Te nanoparticles-doped germanate glasses

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    Xu, Zhousu; Guo, Qiangbing; Liu, Chang; Ma, Zhijun; Liu, Xiaofeng; Qiu, Jianrong

    2016-10-01

    Te nanoparticles (NPs)-doped GeO2-MgO-B2O3-Al2O3-TeO2 glasses were prepared by the conventional melt-quenching method. Based on X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and transmission electron microscope observation, the coloration of the glass at high TeO2 concentration is ascribed to the precipitation of elemental Te NPs with a size of 5-10 nm in the germanate glass. Optical absorption spectra and nonlinear optical (NLO) properties of the glass samples were analyzed by UV-3600 spectrophotometry and Z-scan technique, respectively. The nonlinear absorption coefficient ( β) and the imaginary part of the third-order NLO susceptibility (Im χ (3)) were estimated to be 1.74 cm/GW and 1.142 × 10-12 esu for laser power of 95 μW, respectively. Due to the excellent NLO properties, the Te NPs-doped germanate glasses may have potential applications for ultrafast optical switch and photonics.

  17. Properties and structure of Faraday rotating glasses for magneto optical current transducer

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    Chen, Q.; Ma, Q.; Wang, H.; Wang, Q.; Hao, Y.; Chen, Q.

    2017-07-01

    High heavy metal oxides (60–100mol.%) ternary PbO–Bi2O3–B2O3 (PBB) glasses were fabricated and characterized. Using a homemade single lightway DC magnetic setup, Verdet constants of PBB glasses were measured to be 0.0923–0.1664min/G cm at 633nm wavelengths. Glasses with substitution of PbO by Bi2O3 were studied in terms of their Faraday effects. PbO–Bi2O3–B2O3 = 50–40–10mol.% exhibited good thermal stability, high Verdet constant (0.1503min/G cm) and good figure of merit (0.071). Based on this glass, a magneto optical current sensor prototype was constructed and its sensitivity at different currents was evaluated to be 8.31nW/A. © 2. (Author)

  18. Optical properties of thermally reduced bismuth-doped sodium aluminosilicate glasses

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    Nielsen, K.H.; Smedskjær, Morten Mattrup; Yue, Yuanzheng

    , but also concerning the metal particle formation, and the broadband near infrared luminescence. Both the inward diffusion and the infrared luminescence depend on the bismuth oxidation state. The latter can be varied by adjusting the parameters of the heat-treatment, e.g., time, temperature, and partial......Heat-treatment of multivalent ion containing glasses in a hydrogen atmosphere may cause both reduction of the multivalent ions and ionic inward diffusion, resulting in improved glass properties. Bismuth-doped glasses are also interesting objects not only concerning the reduction induced diffusion...... pressure of hydrogen. Here, we present results on the effect of the heat-treatment on the optical properties of bismuth-doped sodium aluminosilicate glasses....

  19. Optical nonlinearities in semiconductor-doped glasses near and below the band edge

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    Bindra, K. S.; Oak, S. M.; Rustagi, K. C.

    1998-03-01

    We present a brief review of our recent experimental results on optical nonlinearities in semiconductor-doped glasses. It is shown that even below the absorption edge the nonlinearities are determined by nonlinear absorption. The optical Kerr effect is found to have a susceptibility which is comparable to that for nonlinear refraction. We also find that in degenerate four-wave mixing the observed intensity dependence can be strongly influenced by nonlinear absorption.

  20. Optically controlled spin-glasses generated using multi-qubit cavity systems

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    Lee, C F; Lee, Chiu Fan; Johnson, Neil F.

    2004-01-01

    Recent advances in nanofabrication and optical control imply that multi-qubit-cavity systems can now be engineered with pre-designed couplings. Here we propose optical realizations of spin-glass systems which exploit these new nanoscale technologies. By contrast with traditional realizations using magnetic solids, phase transition phenomena can now arise in both the matter and radiation subsystems. Moreover the phase transitions are tunable simply by varying the matter-radiation coupling strength.

  1. Tunable integrated optical filter made of a glass ion-exchanged waveguide and an electro-optic composite holographic grating.

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    d'Alessandro, Antonio; Donisi, Domenico; De Sio, Luciano; Beccherelli, Romeo; Asquini, Rita; Caputo, Roberto; Umeton, Cesare

    2008-06-23

    We report the fabrication and the optical characterization of a hybrid tunable integrated optical filter. It consists of a diffused ion-exchanged channel waveguide on a borosilicate glass substrate with a cover of the same glass to form a gap filled with a holographic grating. The grating morphology, called POLICRYPS (POlymer LIquid CRYstal Polymer Slices), is made of alternating stripes of polymer and liquid crystal acting as overlayer for the underneath waveguide. The filter structure includes aluminum coplanar electrodes to electrically control the grating properties, allowing the tunability of the filter. The electric driving power required to tune the filter obtained was in the range of submilliwatts due to the efficient liquid crystal electro-optic effect.

  2. Spectral Properties of Erbium-Doped Oxyfluoride Silicate Glasses for Broadband Optical Amplifiers

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    徐时清; 杨中民; 戴世勋; 杨建虎; 温磊; 胡丽丽; 姜中宏

    2003-01-01

    The new oxyfluoride silicate glasses of Er3+-doped 50SiO2-(50-x)PbO-xPbF2 were prepared. With increasing PbF2 content in the glass composition, the fluorescence full width at half maximum and lifetimes of the 4I13/2level of Er3+ increase, while the refractive indices and densities decrease. Er3+-doped 50SiO2-50PbF2 glass showed broad fluorescence spectra of 1.55μm with a large stimulated emission cross-section and long lifetimes of 4I13/2level of Er3+. Compared with other glass hosts, the gain bandwidth properties of Er3+-doped 50SiO2-50PbF2glass are close to those of tellurite and bismuth glasses, and have advantages over those of silicate, phosphate and germante glasses. The broad and flat 4I13/2 → 4I15/2 emission of Er3+ around 1.55μm can be used as host material for potential broadband optical amplifier in wavelength-division-multiplexing network system.

  3. Systematic control of optical features in aluminosilicate glass waveguides using direct femtosecond laser writing

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    Babu, B. Hari; Niu, Mengsi; Yang, Xiaoyu; Wang, Yanbo; Feng, Lin; Qin, Wei; Hao, Xiao-Tao

    2017-10-01

    Low loss optical waveguides inside aluminosilicate glasses have been successfully fabricated using direct femtosecond laser writing. To establish the influence of pulse energy and host variations on the optical waveguides have been tentatively explored and systematically studied with the help of different spectroscopic techniques. Isochronal annealing treatment effectively reduces the insertion losses to 1.01 ± 0.28 dB at 632.8 nm. A red shift of the Raman band has been observed with increasing Al2O3 content due to the bond angle variations. The point defects such as non-bridging oxygen hole centers have been corroborated by the photoluminescence studies and significant red-shift has also been documented with increasing Al2O3 content. In addition, there is no NBOHC defects perceived after isochronal annealing treatment inside the glass waveguides. Our results envisage that the present glass waveguides should be promising and potential for applications in passive waveguides and integrated photonic devices.

  4. Structural, linear and third-order nonlinear optical properties of Cu nanocrystal in sodium borosilicate glass

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    Zhong, Jiasong [College of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou 325035 (China); College of Materials Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804 (China); Xiang, Weidong, E-mail: xiangweidong001@126.com [College of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou 325035 (China); College of Materials Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804 (China); Chen, Zhaoping; Zhao, Haijun; Liang, Xiaojuan [College of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou 325035 (China)

    2013-09-01

    Highlights: • The NBS glass containing different Cu concentrations were prepared by sol–gel method. • High dispersion and narrow distribution of Cu nanocrystals were in the form of glass. • The optical absorption spectra exhibited the typical SPR for Cu in the wavelength range of 550–600 nm. • The third-order optical properties were investigated by Z-scan technique. -- Abstract: Cu nanocrystals embedded in sodium borosilicate glass of varied Cu contents from 0.5 to 1.5 wt% have been successfully prepared through a sol–gel process. According to the results of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and the energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS), the metal Cu nanocrystals in cubic crystal system were well distributed inside glass matrix. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) indicated the sodium borosilicate matrix had no major structural change for gels with different Cu contents. The optical absorption peaks due to the surface plasmon resonance of Cu particles were observed in the wavelength range of 550–600 nm. The absorption peak showed a red-shift trend with increasing Cu contents from 0.5 to 1.5 wt%. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed the existence of spherical Cu nanocrystals in the matrix. The diameter of Cu nanocrystals varied from 1 to 3.5 nm. Furthermore, the third-order nonlinear optical properties were investigated by Z-scan technique at 800 nm. Experimental results indicated the Cu nanocrystals have obvious positive refractive nonlinearities and reverse saturated absorption performance.

  5. Optical coherence elastography for measuring the deformation within glass fiber composite

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    Liu, P.; Groves, R.M.; Benedictus, R.

    2014-01-01

    Optical coherence elastography (OCE) has been applied to the study of microscopic deformation in biological tissue under compressive stress for more than a decade. In this paper, OCE has been extended for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, to deformation measurement in a glass fiber

  6. Two-dimensional optical correlation spectroscopy applied to liquid/glass dynamics

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    Lazonder, Kees; Pshenichnikov, Maxim S.; Wiersma, Douwe A.; Corkum, Paul; Jonas, David M.; Miller, R.J. Dwayne.; Weiner, Andrew M.

    2007-01-01

    Correlation spectroscopy was used to study the effects of temperature and phase changes on liquid and glass solvent dynamics. By assessing the eccentricity of the elliptic shape of a 2D optical correlation spectrum the value of the underlying frequency-frequency correlation function can be retrieved

  7. Two-dimensional optical correlation spectroscopy applied to liquid/glass dynamics

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    Lazonder, Kees; Pshenichnikov, Maxim S.; Wiersma, Douwe A.

    2006-01-01

    Correlation spectroscopy was used to study the effects of temperature and phase changes on liquid and glass solvent dynamics. This method yielded both intuitive clues and a quantitative measure of the dynamics of the system. © 2006 Optical Society of America.

  8. Optical bistability in Er-Yb codoped phosphate glass microspheres at room temperature

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    Warda, Jonathan M.; O'Shea, Danny G.; Shortt, Brian J.; Chormaic, Sile Nic

    2007-01-01

    We experimentally demonstrate optical bistability in Er(3+)-Yb(3+) phosphate glass microspheres at 295 K. Bistability is associated with both Er(3+) fluorescence and lasing behavior, and chromatic switching. The chromatic switching results from an intrinsic mechanism exploiting the thermal coupling

  9. Optical Properties of Erbium Zinc Tellurite Glass System

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    Sidek Hj. Abdul Aziz

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Er3+-doped tellurite glasses with molar compositions of xEr2O3-20ZnO-(80-xTeO2 (x=0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 mole% (EZT have been successfully synthesized by the melt-quenching method. Density and molar volume have been measured. UV-VIS absorption spectra in the wavelength range of 400–800 nm at room temperature has been measured. The band gap for every composition has been calculated. Photoluminescence spectroscopy in the wavelength range of 400–650 nm and at room temperature has been evaluated.

  10. Optical fibers of As2S3 glasses: preparation and characterization

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    Podrazký, Ondřej; Matějec, Vlastimil; Kostka, Petr; Pedliková, Jitka; Bašinová, Nikola; Zavadil, Jiří

    2015-01-01

    Chalcogenide glasses based on arsenic sulfide (As2S3), arsenic selenide or telluride are known to exhibit high optical nonlinearities which are necessary for advanced applications in telecommunications. Both, standard optical fibers and microstructured fibers have been fabricated from chalcogenide glasses. In this paper we deal with As2S3 solid core fibers and capillary fibers coated with a polymer jacket of UV acrylate. The guiding mechanism employing the reflection on boundary of high-index glass (a refractive index of about 2.4) and hollow cavity (n=1) was confirmed by ray-optic calculations. Fibers were drawn from input As2S3 rods and tubes. The rods were prepared from extra pure arsenic and sulfur by their melting in an evacuated ampoule. The tubes were prepared by using rotational melting technique in an evacuated ampoule rotating at 1600 rpm. Rods and tubes were elongated into fibers by using a fiber drawing facilities for preparation of optical fibers from soft optical glasses. Temperatures in a range 300-400 °C and drawing velocities of about 0.1 m/s were used. Fibers were prepared either without any polymeric jacket or they were provided by a jacket of UV acrylate (n ˜ 1.5). Fibers with diameters from 0.2 to 0.4 mm were fabricated. Dimensions of prepared fibers were measured by optical microscopy without prior polishing. Transmission properties of prepared fibers were characterized by measuring angular distributions of output power at the wavelength of 670 nm. Optical losses of fibers exceeding 2 dB/m were determined by using the cut back method.

  11. Polarization-dependent losses of integrated optical splitters in glass

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    Hollenbach, Uwe; Eckstein, Holger; Fabricius, Norbert; Krause, Michael; Kobayashi, Shigeru

    1996-01-01

    During the last two years investments have been made in order to develop new measurement techniques for the characterization of fiber networks. An important characteristic is the neutrality of polarization dependence losses (PDL). Fiber networks contain beside optical sources and detectors a series of basic components like singlemode fibers, integrated optical components (IOC) for the subdistribution, wavelength selective components (WDM) and amplifying elements. The quality of the optical data between transmitters and receivers and the achieved maximum range are determined essentially by the PDL value. In this report the PDL characteristics of passive splitters made by IOT Integrierte Optik GmbH will be described, especially those of N X M splitters. N stands for the entrance port of the splitter and can be 1 or 2. M stands for the exit port of the splitter and can be 2, 4, 8, or 16. Different measuring processes will be described and the achieved measurement results for the PDL will be discussed, In addition to this the different sources of error during the process are described. The achieved results of IOT's N X M splitters have very low PDL values. They are typically smaller than 0.1 dB what makes them excellently suitable for the construction of long-distance optical communication networks. In the meantime such splitters are valued worldwide by different systems suppliers and installed in first optical networks.

  12. Fourier optics through the looking glass of digital computers

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    Yaroslavsky, Leonid P.

    2011-10-01

    Optical transforms are represented in computers by their discrete versions. In particular, Fourier optics is represented through Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) and Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT). Being discrete representation of the optical Fourier transform, these transforms feature a number of peculiarities that cast a new light on such fundamental properties of the Fourier Transform as sampling theorem and the uncertainty principle. In this paper, we formulate the Discrete Sampling Theorem and the discrete uncertainty principle, demonstrate that discrete signals can be both bandlimited in DFT or DCT domains and have strictly limited support in signal domain and present examples of such "bandlimited/ space-limited" signals that remain to be so for whatever large of their samples.

  13. Hydex Glass and Amorphous Silicon for Integrated Nonlinear Optical Signal Processing

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    Morandotti, Roberto

    2015-01-01

    Photonic integrated circuits that exploit nonlinear optics in order to generate and process signals all-optically have achieved performance far superior to that possible electronically - particularly with respect to speed. Although silicon-on-insulator has been the leading platform for nonlinear optics for some time, its high two-photon absorption at telecommunications wavelengths poses a fundamental limitation. We review the recent achievements based in new CMOS-compatible platforms that are better suited than SOI for nonlinear optics, focusing on amorphous silicon and Hydex glass. We highlight their potential as well as the challenges to achieving practical solutions for many key applications. These material systems have opened up many new capabilities such as on-chip optical frequency comb generation and ultrafast optical pulse generation and measurement.

  14. Femtosecond Optical Parametric Amplifier for Petawatt Nd:Glass Lasers

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    ZHANG Xiao-Min; QIAN Lie-Jia; YUAN Peng; LUO Hang; ZHU He-Yuan; ZHU Qi-Hua; WEI Xiao-Feng; FAN Dian-Yuan

    2006-01-01

    @@ We study a femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser pumped optical parametric amplifier (OPA) at 1053nm. The OPA generates stable signal pulses with duration smaller than 100 fs, wavelength drift smaller than 0.5nm, and pulse-to-pulse fluctuation of about ±4%, by employing an external seeder. In a terawatt laser pumped large-aperture LiNbO3 OPA, pulse energy at signal has been scaled up to 4mJ. This m J-class femtosecond OPA at 1053nm presents a feasible alternative to optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification, and is ready to be applied to petawatt lasers.

  15. Optical and thermal characteristics of glasses based on TeO2

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    El Sayed Yousef; A E Al-Salami; Mario Hotzel

    2012-11-01

    Glass samples have been synthesized in quaternary system based on TeO2–oxide within composition, 85TeO2–5Nb2O5–5ZnO–5Ag2O, 68TeO2–5Nb2O5–20ZnO–7Na2O and [(75−)TeO2–5Nb2O5–20ZnO–PbO, = 7, 18 mol%]. Structural characterization of the glasses was studied with respect to their thermal stability, refractive indices, third order nonlinear optical susceptibility, IR spectra and Vickers hardness. For four different prepared glasses, density in the range from 5.3744 to 6.0731 g.cm-1, the glass transition temperature (g) in the range from 326 to 350 °C and refractive indices, , in the range from 2.1273 to 2.2123 at 435 nm and Vickers hardness, v, in the range from 2.91 to 3.44 GPa were determined. The value of third order nonlinear optical susceptibilities |(3)| ≈ 17.9 .10-13 esu of glass within composition, 68TeO2–5Nb2O5–20ZnO–7PbO, was measured by using degenerate four-wave mixing (DFWM).

  16. Fe2O3 Modified Physical, Structural and Optical Properties of Bismuth Silicate Glasses

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    Rajesh Parmar

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Iron-containing bismuth silicate glasses with compositions 60SiO2·(100−xBi2O3·xFe2O3 have been prepared by conventional melt-quenching technique. The amorphous nature of the glass samples has been ascertained by the X-ray diffraction. The density (d has been measured using Archimedes principle, molar volume (Vm has also been estimated, and both are observed to decrease with the increase in iron content. The glass transition temperature (Tg of these iron bismuth silicate glasses has been determined using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC technique, and it increases with the increase in Fe2O3 content. The IR spectra of these glasses consist mainly of [BiO6], [BiO3], and [SiO4] structural units. The optical properties are measured using UV-VIS spectroscopy. The optical bandgap energy (Eop is observed to decrease with the increase in Fe2O3 content, whereas reverse trend is observed for refractive index.

  17. Thermal, optical and structural properties of Dy3+ doped sodium aluminophosphate glasses

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    Kaur, Manpreet; Singh, Anupinder; Thakur, Vanita; Singh, Lakhwant

    2016-03-01

    Trivalent Dysprosium doped sodium aluminophosphate glasses with composition 50P2O5-10Al2O3-(20-x)Na2O-20CaO-xDy2O3 (x varying from 0 to 5 mol%) were prepared by melt quench technique. The density of the prepared samples was measured using Archimedes principle and various physical properties like molar volume, rare earth ion concentration, polaron radius, inter nuclear distance and field strength were calculated using different formulae. The differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was carried out to study the thermal stability of prepared glasses. The UV Visible absorption spectra of the dysprosium doped glasses were found to be comprised of ten absorption bands which correspond to transitions from ground state 6H15/2 to various excited states. The indirect optical band gap energy of the samples was calculated by Tauc's plot and the optical energy was found to be attenuated with Dy3+ ions. The photoluminescence spectrum revealed that Dy3+ doped aluminophosphate glasses have strong emission bands in the visible region. A blue emission band centred at 486 nm, a bright yellow band centred at 575 nm and a weak red band centred at 668 nm were observed in the emission spectrum due to excitation at 352 nm wavelength. Both FTIR and Raman spectra assert slight structural changes induced in the host glass network with Dy3+ ions.

  18. Femtosecond laser-induced microstructures in glasses and applications in micro-optics.

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    Qiu, Jianrong

    2004-01-01

    Femtosecond laser has been widely used in microscopic modifications to materials due to its ultra-short laser pulse and ultrahigh light intensity. When a transparent material e.g. glass is irradiated by a tightly focused femtosecond laser, the photo-induced reaction is expected to occur only near the focused part of the laser beam inside the glass due to the multiphoton processes. We observed various induced structures e.g. color center defects, refractive index change, micro-void and micro-crack, in glasses after the femtosecond laser irradiation. In this paper, we review the femtosecond laser induced phenomena and discuss the mechanisms of the observed phenomena. We also introduce the fabrication of various micro-optical components, e.g. optical waveguide, micro-grating, micro-lens, fiber attenuator, 3-dimensional optical memory by using the femtosecond laser-induced structures. The femtosecond laser will open new possibilities in the fabrication of micro-optical components with various optical functions.

  19. Study of optical properties of borosilicate glass doped with Ytterbium as a function of the concentration

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    Filippe de Carvalho Bernardino

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Rare Earth elements have been studied for different scientific areas due to its excellent spectroscopic and magnetic properties with possible application for construction of different optical and electric devices (MARTINS, 2005; LOURENÇO et al., 2011. In this work, it is studied the optical properties of Ytterbium (Yb3+ ions embedded in a lead-borosilicate glass matrix synthesized by the melting method, using the optical absorption and photoluminescence techniques. The Yb3+ ions were chosen to dope the glass matrix because it has an energy level scheme more simplified compared with other Rare-Earth ions, with only two energy levels, making it very attractive for the construction of high efficiency optical devices. Increasing the annealing temperature as well as the ion concentration in the matrix leads to a shift of the optical band gap of the matrix to higher energies. We believe that this shift (blue-shift can be associated with the nanocrystallization process of the glass matrix SBP (SiO2, B2O3, PbO2. The reduction of radiative lifetime with increasing ion concentration in matrix was studied using the Stokowski empirical relation, in which, it studies processes of energy transfer as a function of Rare-Earth concentration.

  20. Optical Properties of the SiO2-Na2O-CaO-Nd2O3 Glasses

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    P. Chimalawong

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: This study researched on different physical and optical properties of Nd3+ doped soda-lime-silicate glass. The glasses containing Nd3+ in (65-x SiO2: 25Na2O: 10CaO: xNd2O3 (where x = 0.0-5.0 mol% had been prepared by melt-quenching method. The density and molar volume increase with increasing of Nd2O3 concentration due to increasing of Non Bridging Oxygens (NBOs in glass matrix. Approach: The optical spectra were measured and evaluated their optical band gap and found to decrease with increasing of Nd2O3 concentration. Results: Moreover, these results showed that the refractive index of glass does not only depend on the density but also depend on the electronic polarizability of the glass. Conclusion: The values of polarizability of oxide ions, theoretical optical basicity were also determined.

  1. Two-color mid-infrared thermometer with a hollow glass optical fiber.

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    Small, W; Celliers, P M; Da Silva, L B; Matthews, D L; Soltz, B A

    1998-10-01

    We have developed a low-temperature optical-fiber-based two-color infrared thermometer. A single 700-mum-bore hollow glass optical fiber collects and transmits radiation that is then modulated and split into two paths by a reflective optical chopper. Two different thermoelectrically cooled mid-infrared HgCdZnTe photoconductors monitor the chopped signals that are recovered with lock-in amplification. With the two previously obtained blackbody calibration equations, a computer algorithm calculates the true temperature and emissivity of a target in real time, taking into account reflection of the ambient radiation field from the target surface. The small numerical aperture of the hollow glass fiber and the fast response of the detectors, together with the two-color principle, permit high spatial and temporal resolution while allowing the user to dynamically alter the fiber-to-target distance.

  2. Ion-exchanged diffractive elements in glass for substrate-mode optics.

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    Salmio, R P; Saarinen, J; Noponen, E

    1998-08-01

    We recently demonstrated the use of continuous-phase ion-exchanged diffractive elements in glass for free-space optics. We extend our design methods to substrate-mode optics, which permits compact packing of miniature-sized free-space optical systems. We designed one-dimensional gratings for equal-intensity 1 ? 3 and 1 ? 5 beam splitting, assuming both planar and conical incidence angles. An experimental demonstration of a 1 ? 3 beam splitter with a uniformity error of 3.4% is presented.

  3. Ag clustering investigation in laser irradiated ion-exchanged glasses by optical and vibrational spectroscopy

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    Trave, E., E-mail: enrico.trave@unive.it [Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca' Foscari University of Venezia, Dorsoduro 2137, I-30123 Venezia (Italy); Cattaruzza, E.; Gonella, F.; Calvelli, P. [Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca' Foscari University of Venezia, Dorsoduro 2137, I-30123 Venezia (Italy); Quaranta, A. [Department of Materials Engineering and Industrial Technologies, University of Trento, via Mesiano 77, I-38050 Povo (Italy); Rahman, A.; Mariotto, G. [Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Strada le Grazie 15, 37134 Verona (Italy)

    2012-09-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We modify the properties of Ag{sup +} exchanged glasses by thermal and laser treatment. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The induced microstructural changes are analyzed by optical and Raman spectroscopy. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ag-based species in the glass show a peculiar PL activity in the UV-Vis range. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Raman and OA analysis allow for determining the Ag cluster size evolution. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Laser processing leads to different cluster formation and fragmentation mechanisms. - Abstract: Ion exchange process is widely used to dope silicate glass layers with silver for several applications, ranging from light waveguide to nanostructured composite glass fabrication. The silver-doped structure and its physical properties depend on the preparation parameters as well as on subsequent treatments. In particular, laser irradiation of the ion exchanged glasses has been demonstrated to be an effective tool to control cluster size and size distribution. Nevertheless, a complete comprehension of the basic phenomena and a systematic characterization of these systems are still lacking. In this paper, an extended optical characterization is presented for soda-lime glass slides, doped with silver by Ag{sup +}-Na{sup +} ion exchange, thermally treated and irradiated with a Nd:YAG laser beam at different wavelengths, and for different energy density. The samples were characterized by various spectroscopic techniques, namely, optical absorption, photoluminescence and micro-Raman analysis. The availability of all these characterization techniques allowed pointing out a suitable scenario for the Ag clustering evolution as a function of the ion exchange, annealing and laser irradiation parameters.

  4. Optical properties of Eu2+-doped strontium borate glasses containing F- and Li+ ions

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    HUANG Yanlin; JANG Kiwan; WANG Xigang; JIANG Chuanfang

    2008-01-01

    In this experiment, strontium borate glasses were prepared using the conventional quenching method in air atmosphere. Optical absorption, photoluminescence excitation and emission spectra, X-ray excited luminescence (XEL), and luminescence decay curve of the as-prepared glasses were investigated at room temperature. The as-prepared glasses had two kinds of Eu ions, i.e., Eu2+ and Eu3+. Compared with the reported results of strontium borate glasses, Eu2+ luminescence was enhanced in the studied strontium borate glasses coprepared with F- and Li+ ions. The coexisting of Li+ or F- in the borate glasses could create more negative defect VSr″ and stabilize Eu2+ ions, which might act as donor of electrons;For the F- doping, the new center of B(O, F)4 (or BO3F) and BO2F2 units could be considered to be the distorted (BO4), which were needed as a rigid framework to stabilize the divalent rare earth ions.

  5. Optical and kinetics studies of titanium-zinc-niobium-tellurim oxides glass

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    Yousef, E.; Al-Salami, A. E.; Salem, A.; Shaaban, E. R.

    2011-01-01

    Glass of composition 75TeO2/15ZnO2/5Nb2O5/5TiO2 (mol.%) was made by the conventional melting and quenching process. The different physical properties, namely optical and thermal properties such as the density, molar volume, refractive index, third-order nonlinear susceptibility, polarizability, molar refraction, energy gap, metallization, glass transition temperature, activation energy of glass transition and activation energy of crystallization, of this glass were carefully investigated. The values of experimental nonlinear refractive index were determined by using degenerate four-wave mixing. In addition, the kinetics of crystallization of the prepared glass was studied under nonisothermal conditions by applying differential thermal analysis measurements carried out at different heating rates. Finally, the phases at which the glassy alloy crystallizes after the thermal process were identified by x-ray diffraction. The diffractogram of the transformed material indicates the presence of microcrystallites of TiTe3O8 and Zn3TeO6 in tempered glass at different annealing temperatures.

  6. Gamma Radiation Effects on Physical, Optical, and Structural Properties of Binary As-S glasses

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    Sundaram, S. K.; McCloy, John S.; Riley, Brian J.; Murphy, Mark K.; Qiao, Hong (Amy); Windisch, Charles F.; Walter, Eric D.; Crum, Jarrod V.; Golovchak, Roman; Shpotyuk, O.

    2012-03-01

    Gamma radiation induces changes in physical, optical, and structural properties in chalcogenide glasses., Previous research has focused on As{sub 2}S{sub 3} and families of glasses containing Ge. For the first time, we present composition and dose dependent data on the As-S binary glass series. Binary As{sub x}S{sub 100-x} (x = 30, 33, 36, 40, and 42) glasses were irradiated with gamma radiation using a {sup 60}Co source at 2.8 Gy/s to accumulated doses of 1, 2, 3, and 4 MGy. The irradiated samples were characterized at each dose level for density, refractive index, x-ray diffraction, and Raman spectrum. These results are compared to those of as-made and 1 year aged samples. We report an initial increase in density followed by a decrease as a function of dose that contradicts the expected compositional dependence of molar volume of these glasses. This unusual behavior is explained based on microvoid formation and nanoscale phase-separation induced by the irradiation in these glasses. XRD, Raman, and EPR data provide supporting evidence, underscoring the importance of optimally- or overly-constrained structures for stability under aging or irradiation.

  7. Optical properties and local structure of Dy3+-doped chalcogenide and chalcohalide glasses

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    TANG Gao; YANG Zhiyong; LUO Lan; CHEN Wei

    2008-01-01

    Dy3+-doped Ge-Ga-Se chalcogenide glasses and GeSe2-Ga2Se3-CsI chalcohalide glasses were prepared. The absorption, emission properties, and local structure of the glasses were investigated. When excited at 808 nm diode laser, intense 1.32 and 1.55 μm near-infrared luminescence were observed with full width at half maximum (FWHM) of about 90 and 50 rim, respectively. The lifetime of the 1.32 μm emission varied due to changes in the local structure surrounding Dy3+ ions. The longest lifetime was over 2.5 ms, and the value was signifi-cantly higher than that in other Dy3+-doped glasses. Some other spectroscopic parameters were calculated by using Judd-Ofelt theory. Meanwhile, Ge-Ga-Se and GeSe2-Ga2Se3-CsI glasses showed good infrared transmittance. As a result, Dy3+-doped Ge-Ga-Se and GeSe2-Ga2Se3-CsI glasses were believed to be useful hosts for 1.3 μm optical fiber amplifier.

  8. Optically erasable samarium-doped fluorophosphate glasses for high-dose measurements in microbeam radiation therapy

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    Morrell, B.; Okada, G.; Vahedi, S.; Koughia, C.; Edgar, A.; Varoy, C.; Belev, G.; Wysokinski, T.; Chapman, D.; Sammynaiken, R.; Kasap, S. O.

    2014-02-01

    Previous work has demonstrated that fluorophosphate (FP) glasses doped with trivalent samarium (Sm3+) can be used as a dosimetric detector in microbeam radiation therapy (MRT) to measure high radiation doses and large dose variations with a resolution in the micrometer range. The present work addresses the use of intense optical radiation at 405 nm to erase the recorded dose information in Sm3+-doped FP glass plates and examines the underlying physics. We have evaluated both the conversion and optical erasure of Sm3+-doped FP glasses using synchrotron-generated high-dose x-rays at the Canadian Light Source. The Sm-ion valency conversion is accompanied by the appearance of x-ray induced optical absorbance due to the trapping of holes and electrons into phosphorus-oxygen hole (POHC) and electron (POEC) capture centers. Nearly complete Sm2+ to Sm3+ reconversion (erasure) may be achieved by intense optical illumination. Combined analysis of absorbance and electron spin resonance measurements indicates that the optical illumination causes partial disappearance of the POHC and the appearance of new POEC. The suggested model for the observed phenomena is based on the release of electrons during the Sm2+ to Sm3+ reconversion process, the capture of these electrons by POHC (and hence their disappearance), or by PO groups, with the appearance of new and/or additional POEC. Optical erasure may be used as a practical means to erase the recorded data and permits the reuse of these Sm-doped FP glasses in monitoring dose in MRT.

  9. Large and Ultrafast Third-Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of Ge-S Based Chalcogenide Glasses

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    CHU Sai-Sai; WANG Shu-Feng; TAO Hai-Zheng; WANG Zhen-Wei; YANG Hong; LIN Chang-Gui; GONG Qi-Huang; ZHAO Xiu-Jian

    2007-01-01

    We report ultrafast third-order nonlinear optical (NLO) properties of several chalcogenide glasses GeSx (x = 1.8,2.0, 2.5) measured by femtosecond time-resolved optical Kerr gate technique at 820nm. The third-order nonlinear susceptibility of GeS1.8 glass is determined to be as large as 1.41 × 10-12 esu, which is the maximum value of the third order nonlinear susceptibility X(3) for the three compositions investigated. The symmetric Gauss profiles of optical Kerr signals reveal the nature of ultrafast nonlinear response of these samples, which are originated from the ultrafast polarization of the electron clouds. By detailed microstructural analysis of these glasses based on the chain-crossing model (CCM) and the random-covalent-network model (RCNM), it can be concluded that X(3) value of GeSx glasses can be enhanced greatly by S-S covalent bonds or S3Ge-GeS3 ethane-like units.

  10. Structural and optical properties of ZnSe quantum dots in glass nanocomposites

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    Dey, Chirantan [Glass Science and Technology Section, Glass Division, CSIR – Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, 196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road, 700032 Kolkata (India); Goswami, Madhumita [Glass and Advanced Materials Division, Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, 400085 Mumbai (India); Karmakar, Basudeb, E-mail: basudebk@cgcri.res.in [Glass Science and Technology Section, Glass Division, CSIR – Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, 196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road, 700032 Kolkata (India)

    2015-08-01

    Zinc selenide (ZnSe) quantum dots (QDs) were synthesized in a dielectric (borosilicate glass) matrix for the first time by melt-quenching process followed by thermal treatment. Sizes of the quantum dots were varied by post thermal treatment. UV–Vis optical absorption spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Raman spectroscopy were deployed to investigate the ZnSe QDs. TEM analysis reveals QD sizes of the order of 2–4 nm and relatively larger nanocrystals having sizes of the order of 15–26 nm. The sizes of the QDs have also been verified with the help of effective mass approximation model and optical absorption spectroscopy. The quantum confinement effect has been observed for both variation of heat treatment temperature and time. The Raman spectra of the nanocomposites reveal blue-shifted Raman peaks of ZnSe at 295 and 315 cm{sup −1} due to phonon confinement effect. The decrease in Raman intensity with heat treatment indicates increase in size of the QDs. Red luminescence from the ZnSe-glass nanocomposites peaking at 708 nm due to the size related as well as traps related states makes their applications towards luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs). - Highlights: • ZnSe quantum dots embedded glass-nanocomposites were synthesized. • Nanocrystal sizes were controlled by the heat treatment schedule. • Structure and optical properties of nano-sized ZnSe in glass were investigated. • Strong visible red photoluminescence was obtained from these nanocomposites.

  11. Optical properties of zinc borotellurite glass doped with trivalent dysprosium ion

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    Ami Hazlin, M. N.; Halimah, M. K.; Muhammad, F. D.; Faznny, M. F.

    2017-04-01

    The zinc borotellurite doped with dysprosium oxide glass samples with chemical formula {[(TeO2) 0 . 7(B2O3) 0 . 3 ] 0 . 7(ZnO) 0 . 3 } 1 - x(Dy2O3)x (where x=0.01, 0.02, 0.03, 0.04 and 0.05 M fraction) were prepared by using conventional melt quenching technique. The structural and optical properties of the proposed glass systems were characterized by using X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, and UV-VIS spectroscopy. The amorphous nature of the glass systems is confirmed by using XRD technique. The infrared spectra of the glass systems indicate three obvious absorption bands which are assigned to BO3 and TeO4 vibrational groups. Based on the absorption spectra obtained, the direct and indirect optical band gaps, as well as the Urbach energy were calculated. It is observed that both the direct and indirect optical band gaps increase with the concentration of Dy3+ ions. On the other hand, the Urbach energy is observed to decrease as the concentration of Dy3+ ions increases.

  12. Synthesis and optical property of holmium doped Lithium lead borate glasses

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    Usharani, V. L.; Eraiah, B.

    2017-05-01

    The new glass system 60B2O3-30PbO-(10-x)Li2O-xHo2O3 (where x =0, 0.1, 0.3 and 0.5 mol%) were prepared by conventional melt quenching method. The XRD spectrum confirms the amorphous nature of the sample. The density of these glasses is measured by using Archimedes principle, the values range from 4.23 g/cm-3 to 4.34 g/cm-3 and the corresponding molar volumes are calculated. The optical absorbance studies were carried out on these glasses in the wavelength range of 200nm to 1100nm. The measured optical direct band gap energies were in the range of 3.072eV to 3.259eV and the optical indirect band gap energies in the range of 2.658eV to 2.846eV. The refractive indices of these glasses were measured by using Abbe refractometer and the corresponding polarizabilities of oxide ions are calculated by using Lorentz-Lorentz relations.

  13. Enhanced Optical Properties of Germanate and Tellurite Glasses Containing Metal or Semiconductor Nanoparticles

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    Cid Bartolomeu de Araujo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Germanium- and tellurium-based glasses have been largely studied due to their recognized potential for photonics. In this paper, we review our recent studies that include the investigation of the Stokes and anti-Stokes photoluminescence (PL in different glass systems containing metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles (NPs. In the case of the samples with metallic NPs, the enhanced PL was attributed to the increased local field on the rare-earth ions located in the proximity of the NPs and/or the energy transfer from the metallic NPs to the rare-earth ions. For the glasses containing silicon NPs, the PL enhancement was mainly due to the energy transfer from the NPs to the Er3+ ions. The nonlinear (NL optical properties of PbO-GeO2 films containing gold NPs were also investigated. The experiments in the pico- and subpicosecond regimes revealed enhanced values of the NL refractive indices and large NL absorption coefficients in comparison with the films without gold NPs. The reported experiments demonstrate that germanate and tellurite glasses, having appropriate rare-earth ions doping and NPs concentration, are strong candidates for PL-based devices, all-optical switches, and optical limiting.

  14. Enhanced optical properties of germanate and tellurite glasses containing metal or semiconductor nanoparticles.

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    de Araujo, Cid Bartolomeu; Silvério da Silva, Diego; Alves de Assumpção, Thiago Alexandre; Kassab, Luciana Reyes Pires; Mariano da Silva, Davinson

    2013-01-01

    Germanium- and tellurium-based glasses have been largely studied due to their recognized potential for photonics. In this paper, we review our recent studies that include the investigation of the Stokes and anti-Stokes photoluminescence (PL) in different glass systems containing metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles (NPs). In the case of the samples with metallic NPs, the enhanced PL was attributed to the increased local field on the rare-earth ions located in the proximity of the NPs and/or the energy transfer from the metallic NPs to the rare-earth ions. For the glasses containing silicon NPs, the PL enhancement was mainly due to the energy transfer from the NPs to the Er(3+) ions. The nonlinear (NL) optical properties of PbO-GeO2 films containing gold NPs were also investigated. The experiments in the pico- and subpicosecond regimes revealed enhanced values of the NL refractive indices and large NL absorption coefficients in comparison with the films without gold NPs. The reported experiments demonstrate that germanate and tellurite glasses, having appropriate rare-earth ions doping and NPs concentration, are strong candidates for PL-based devices, all-optical switches, and optical limiting.

  15. Analysis of Optical and Morphological Properties of Aluminium Induced Texture Glass Superstrates

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    Wang, Juan; Venkataraj, Selvaraj; Battaglia, Corsin; Vayalakkara, Premachandran; Aberle, Armin G.

    2012-10-01

    Texturing the glass surface is a promising method for improving the light trapping properties of superstrate thin-film silicon solar cells, as it enables thinner absorber layers and, possibly, higher cell efficiencies. In this paper we present the optical and morphological properties of borosilicate glass superstrates textured with the aluminium induced texture (AIT) method. High haze values are achieved without any reduction in the total optical transmission of the glass sheets after the AIT process. Scanning electron microscope and atomic force microscope (AFM) measurements reveal a laterally uniform surface morphology of the AIT texture. We demonstrate that the surface roughness and thus the transmission haze can be controlled by adjusting the AIT process parameters. From the AFM images, we extract histograms of the local height and angle distributions of the texture. Samples with a wide angle distribution are shown to produce the highest optical haze. The results of this analysis provide a better understanding of the correlation between the AIT process parameters and the resulting surface morphology. This analysis is further extended to an amorphous silicon pin solar cell deposited onto the textured glass substrate.

  16. Fabrication of optical channel waveguides in crystals and glasses using macro- and micro ion beams

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    Bányász, I., E-mail: banyasz@sunserv.kfki.hu [Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 49, H-1525 Budapest (Hungary); Rajta, I.; Nagy, G.U.L. [MTA Atomki, Institute for Nuclear Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 51, H-4001 Debrecen (Hungary); Zolnai, Z. [Research Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 49, H-1525 Budapest (Hungary); Havranek, V. [Nuclear Physics Institute AV CR, Řež near Prague 250 68 (Czech Republic); Pelli, S. [MDF-Lab, “Nello Carrara” Institute of Applied Physics, IFAC-CNR, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, FI (Italy); “Enrico Fermi” Center for Study and Research, Piazza del Viminale 2, 00184 Roma (Italy); Veres, M. [Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 49, H-1525 Budapest (Hungary); Berneschi, S.; Nunzi-Conti, G. [MDF-Lab, “Nello Carrara” Institute of Applied Physics, IFAC-CNR, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, FI (Italy); Righini, G.C. [“Enrico Fermi” Center for Study and Research, Piazza del Viminale 2, 00184 Roma (Italy)

    2014-07-15

    Active and passive optical waveguides are fundamental elements in modern telecommunications systems. A great number of optical crystals and glasses were identified and are used as good optoelectronic materials. However, fabrication of waveguides in some of those materials remains still a challenging task due to their susceptibility to mechanical or chemical damages during processing. Researches were initiated on ion beam fabrication of optical waveguides in tellurite glasses. Channel waveguides were written in Er:TeO{sub 2}–WO{sub 3} glass through a special silicon mask using 1.5 MeV N{sup +} irradiation. This method was improved by increasing N{sup +} energy to 3.5 MeV to achieve confinement at the 1550 nm wavelength, too. An alternative method, direct writing of the channel waveguides in the tellurite glass using focussed beams of 6–11 MeV C{sup 3+} and C{sup 5+} and 5 MeV N{sup 3+}, has also been developed. Channel waveguides were fabricated in undoped eulytine-(Bi{sub 4}Ge{sub 3}O{sub 12}) and sillenite type (Bi{sub 12}GeO{sub 20}) bismuth germanate crystals using both a special silicon mask and a thick SU8 photoresist mask and 3.5 MeV N{sup +} irradiation. The waveguides were studied by phase contrast and interference microscopy and micro Raman spectroscopy. Guiding properties were checked by the end fire method.

  17. Redox ratio and optical absorption of polyvalent ions in industrial glasses

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    W Thiemsorn; K Keowkamnerd; P Suwannathada; H Hessenkemper; S Phanichaphant

    2007-10-01

    The changes in glass structure and redox ratio, (reduced ion to oxidized ion) of Mn2+–Mn3+, Cu+–Cu2+, Cr3+–Cr6+, Ni2+–Ni3+ and Co2+–Co3+ couples and optical absorption due to Mn3+, Cu2+, Cr3+, Ni2+ and Co2+ ions in industrial soda–lime–silica glass were investigated as a function of Na2O concentration in the range 11–19 mol%. With increasing Na2O concentration in the experimental glasses, the basicity, expressed as calculated basicity, cal, increased. 29Si NMR and X-ray diffraction were used to investigate the structural change in glasses. The NMR spectra showed high non-bridging oxygens (NBOs) when the basicity of glass was increased. The results were interpreted to be due to the tetrahedral networks; 4 species were depolymerized by replacing the bridging oxygens (BOs) with NBOs to 3 species. These results confirmed the shift of broadening peaks of XRD patterns. The redox reactions of the Mn2+–Mn3+, Cu+–Cu2+ and Cr3+–Cr6+ couples shifted more toward their oxidized ions due to the oxygen partial pressure, (2), during melting and the oxide ion activity, O2–, increased with increasing glass basicity. These changes caused the redox ratio of these ion couples to decrease. The Ni2+–Ni3+ and Co2+–Co3+ couples were assumed to be present only in the Ni2+ and Co2+ ions in these glasses, respectively. The optical absorption bands due to Mn3+, Cu2+, Cr3+, Ni2+ and Co2+ ions were also investigated. Their spectra occurred at constant wavelengths with different optical densities or intensities as a function of glass basicity. The increase in the intensities of the absorption bands of these absorbing ions, except for Cr3+ ion, at the maximum wavelength, depends not only on the ion concentration but also on the increase of polarizability of oxide (–II) species, oxide(–II), surrounding the ions. This value affected directly the extinction coefficients of the ions, ion. The increase of ion caused the colour of glasses appearing in high intensity. In

  18. Nonlinear optical studies in semiconductor-doped glasses under femtosecond pulse excitation

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    C P Singh; K S Bindra; S M Oak

    2010-12-01

    Nonlinear optical studies in semiconductor-doped glasses (SDGs) are performed under femtosecond laser pulse excitation. Z-scan experiments with 800 nm wave- length pulses are used to excite SDG samples in the resonance and non-resonance regimes. Schott colour glass filter OG 515 shows stronger two-photon absorption than GG 420 and both the samples exhibit positive nonlinearity. However, in resonantly excited RG 850 the intensity-dependent Z-scan shows transition from saturable to reverse saturable absorption behaviour with the increase in intensity.

  19. Radiation-induced defects in chalcogenide glasses characterized by combined optical spectroscopy, XPS and PALS methods

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    Shpotyuk, O. [Institute of Physics of Jan Dlugosz University, 13/15 al. Armii Krajowej, Czestochowa 42201 (Poland); Lehigh University, 5 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3195 (United States); Lviv Institute of Materials of SRC ' ' Carat' ' , 202, Stryjska str., 79031 Lviv (Ukraine); Kovalskiy, A.; Jain, H. [Lehigh University, 5 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3195 (United States); Golovchak, R. [Lehigh University, 5 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3195 (United States); Lviv Institute of Materials of SRC ' ' Carat' ' , 202, Stryjska str., 79031 Lviv (Ukraine); Zurawska, A. [Opole University of Technology, 75, Ozimska str., Opole 45370 (Poland)

    2007-03-15

    Temperature-dependent optical absorption spectroscopy, high-resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and positron annihilation lifetimes spectroscopy are utilized to understand radiation-induced changes in Ge-Sb-S chalcogenide glasses. Theoretically predicted topological scheme of {gamma}-induced coordination defect formation in stoichiometric Ge{sub 23.5}Sb{sub 11.8}S{sub 64.7} glass composition is supported by these measurements. (copyright 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  20. Optical planar waveguides in Yb3+-doped phosphate glasses produced by He+ ion implantation

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    Liu Chun-Xiao; Li Wei-Nan; Wei Wei; Peng Bo

    2012-01-01

    Optical planar waveguides in Yb3+-doped phosphate glasses are fabricated by implanting triple-energy helium ions.The guiding modes and the near-field intensity distribution are measured by using the prism-coupling method and the end-face coupling setup with a He-Ne laser at 633 nm The intensity calculation method (ICM) is used to reconstruct the refractive index profile of the waveguide.The absorption and the fluorescence investigations reveal that the glass bulk features are well preserved in the active volumes of the waveguides,suggesting the fabricated structures for possible applications as waveguide lasers.

  1. Magneto-Optical and Magnetic Studies of Co-Rich Glass-Covered Microwires

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    Alexander Chizhik

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The magnetization reversal process in the surface and volume areas of Co-rich glass-covered microwires has been investigated. The study has been performed in the wide series of microwires with chemical composition, geometry (thickness of glass coating with the purpose of the tailoring of the giant magnetoimpedance effect. The comparative analysis of the magnetoelectric, magnetic, and magneto-optical experiments permits to optimise the giant magnetoimpedance ratio and elucidate the main properties of the magnetization reversal process in the different parts of the Co-rich microwire.

  2. Structural and optical properties of niobium doped silver-lead-borate glasses

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    Sathish, M.; Eraiah, B.

    2013-06-01

    Nb2O5 doped silver lead borate glasses with the chemical composition (29—x)PbO-1Ag2O-70B2O3-xNb2O5 (where x=0.1mol % and 0.5 mol %) have prepared by conventional melt quenching method. FTIR and UV absorption technique have been used in order to obtain the information concerning network structure. As Nb2O5 concentration increased, the borate glass network is shown to change three coordinated to four coordinated boron system. SEM technique confines glassy nature of the prepared samples. The calculated optical band gap increases with increase Nb2O5 concentration.

  3. Spectroscopy and optical characterization of thulium doped TZN glasses

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    Gebavi, H; Milanese, D; Ferraris, M [Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali ed Ingegneria Chimica, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino (Italy); Balda, R; Fernandez, J [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada I, Escuela Superior de Ingenieros, Alda. Urquijo s/n 48013 Bilbao, Spain and Center of Materials Physics CSIC-UPV/EHU and Donostia International Physics Center, Apartado 1072, 20080 San Sebastian (Spain); Chaussedent, S [Laboratoire POMA-FRE CNRS 2988, Universite d' Angers, 2 bd Lavoisier, 49045 Angers (France); Ferrari, M, E-mail: gebavi@yahoo.co [CNR-IFN, CSMFO Lab., via alla Cascata 56/C, 38050 Povo-Trento (Italy)

    2010-04-07

    This paper reports on the spectroscopic properties of the {sup 3}H{sub 4} and {sup 3}F{sub 4} Tm{sup 3+} levels in a TZN glass host with a concentration range from 0.82 to 22 x 10{sup 20} cm{sup -3}. Precise refractive index measurements are performed on five different wavelengths by the prism coupling method. Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters have been determined in order to obtain transition rate, branching ratio and radiative lifetime. Spectroscopic measurements show the most promising concentration for the1.8 {mu}m short cavity laser emission at 6.84 x 10{sup 20} cm{sup -3} Tm{sup 3+} with a 24% quantum efficiency and upper limit concentration of 11 x 10{sup 20} cm{sup -3} Tm{sup 3+}. Energy transfer microparameters and critical ion distance are determined for both emission levels within the framework of diffusion-limited regime and dipole-dipole interaction.

  4. Ge-Sb-Se glass fiber-optics for in-vivo mid-infrared optical biopsy

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    Parnell, H.; Butterworth, J. H.; Sakr, H.; Tang, Z.; Furniss, D.; Benson, T. M.; Scotchford, C.; Seddon, A. B.

    2016-03-01

    In the UK, it is now recognised that 1 in 2 people born after 1960 will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. Diagnosing patients whilst in the early stages drastically improves their chances of survival but up until now the gold standard for cancer detection is via a lengthy excision biopsy procedure, which relies on the skill of a histopathologist. Evidently, the need for a faster solution is paramount. The mid-infrared (MIR) spectral region covers the wavelengths 3-25 μm and characteristic vibrational spectra unique to each molecular type. Subtle changes in the specific spectral response within this region are indicative of changes within the cells relative to normal cells, signifying the presence or absence of a disease. Our goal is to carry out disease diagnosis in vivo. Reaching these wavelengths has previously presented difficulties as conventional MIR blackbody light sources are weak and optical fibers for transmitting MIR light to/from tissue in vivo can be limited by strong material absorption such as silica glass >2.4 μm and tellurite, and heavy metal fluoride, >4.75 μm. However, chalcogenide glasses have been shown to transmit MIR light out to 25 μm. This paper reports on a glass composition in the Ge-Sb-Se system and its suitability as an optical fiber for the transmission of MIR to and from tissue samples, enabling in vivo mapping for an immediate diagnostic response- a technique termed `optical biopsy'.

  5. Interaction of N-FK5 and L-BAL35 optical glass with various carbide and other precision glass mold tooling

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    Koontz, E.; Wachtel, P.; Musgraves, J. David; Richardson, K.; Mourad, S.; Huber, M.; Kunz, A.; Forrer, M.

    2013-09-01

    Precision glass molding (PGM) is an optical manufacturing process used to hot press optical glass into a specified lens shape. This is done by taking the glass to a temperature above Tg and exerting force using an upper and lower mold. These molds will, together, give the pressed lens its shape. This study focuses on the high temperature interactions between the mold tooling material and two optical oxide glasses, Ohara's L-BAL35 and Schott's N-FK5. Flat molds were used to press flat glass work pieces at high temperature and force; key post process parameters such as sample and mold surface contamination using EDS and visible degradation via SEM were catalogued and analyzed. The molds used were bare tungsten carbide (WC) and silicon carbide (SiC) with an amorphous SiC chemical vapor deposition (CVD) coating. The results showed that raw WC molds suffered the most degradation including physical damage as well as chemical adherence and reaction. The Ti binder used in the WC as well as some the tungsten itself transferred to both glasses and caused a white reflective layer to appear on the molded glass surface. Severe damage was evident after only 2 pressing cycles with potassium from N-FK5 being the most prominent chemical contaminant. N-FK5 proved to be the more corrosive of the two glasses in all occasions. The SiC coated molds fared better in terms of degradation than the WC, however sticking of glass to mold was a problem.

  6. The microstructure of erbium-ytterbium co-doped oxyfluoride glass-ceramic optical fibers

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    Augustyn, Elżbieta; Żelechower, Michał; Stróż, Danuta; Chrapoński, Jacek

    2012-04-01

    Oxyfluoride transparent glass-ceramics combine some features of glasses (easier shaping or lower than single crystals cost of fabrication) and some advantages of rare-earth doped single crystals (narrow absorption/emission lines and longer lifetimes of luminescent levels). Since the material seems to be promising candidate for efficient fiber amplifiers, the manufacturing as well as structural and optical examination of the oxyfluoride glass-ceramic fibers doped with rare-earth ions seems to be a serious challenge. In the first stage oxyfluoride glasses of the following compositions 48SiO2-11Al2O3-7Na2CO3-10CaO-10PbO-11PbF2-3ErF3 and 48SiO2-11Al2O3-7Na2CO3-10CaO-10PbO-10PbF2-3YbF3-1ErF3 (in molar%) were fabricated from high purity commercial chemicals (Sigma-Aldrich). The fabricated glass preforms were drawn into glass fibers using the mini-tower. Finally, the transparent Er3+ doped and Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped oxyfluoride glass-ceramic fibers were obtained by controlled heat treatment of glass fibers. The preceding differential thermal analysis (DTA) studies allowed estimating both the fiber drawing temperature and the controlled crystallization temperature of glass fibers. X-ray diffraction examination (XRD) at each stage of the glass-ceramic fibers fabrication confirmed the undesirable crystallization of preforms and glass fibers has been avoided. The fibers shown their mixed amorphous-crystalline microstructure with nano-crystals of size even below 10 nm distributed in the glassy host. The crystal structure of the grown nano-crystals has been determined by XRD and confirmed by electron diffraction (SAED). Results obtained by both techniques seem to be compatible: Er3FO10Si3 (monoclinic; ICSD 92512), Pb5Al3F19 (triclinic; ICSD 91325) and Er4F2O11Si3 (triclinic; ICSD 51510) against to initially expected PbF2 crystals.

  7. Structure and Optical Properties of thin Porous Anodic Alumina Films Synthesized on a Glass Surface

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    Valeev, R. G.; Petukhov, D. I.; Kriventsov, V. V.

    The structure and luminescent properties of thin nanoporous aluminum oxide films obtained by anodization of aluminum films thermally deposited on glass have been investigated. The pore size and the interpore distance depend on the anodization voltage. For all studied samples the highest emission intensity obtained at the excitation wavelength equal to 330 nm. This behavior of luminescence curves caused by defect F+ luminescent centers (O- oxygen vacancies). The presence of porous alumina films on the glass surface increases the optical absorption in the visible light region. The oscillations on the spectra are caused by Fabry-Perot interference on the anodic alumina oxide film/glass interface. The suggested technique can be used for obtaining porous aluminum oxide films on other substrates, including Indium-Tin-Oxide, and can be applied in the technology of light-emitting devices and infrared-visible-ultraviolet detectors.

  8. Effects of nuclear radiation on the optical properties of cerium-doped glass (accelerator applications)

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    McGrath, B; Van de Voorde, M H

    1976-01-01

    Some twenty types of glass containing 0.5-4% CeO/sub 2/ have been irradiated in a /sup 60/Co gamma cell and in the mixed neutron-gamma field of a nuclear reactor, at total integrated doses of up to 5*10 /sup 9/ rad (CH). The resulting colouration has been assessed quantitatively by measuring the light transmission with reference to air, in the range 360-510 nm. From the results, certain types of glass suitable for applications in nuclear engineering can be selected. Specifically, it was found that 1-2% CeO/sub 2/ content is usually sufficient to obtain radiation-resistant optical glass: the reduction in light transmission above 450 nm is nil at 10/sup 8/ rad (CH), below 10% at 10/sup 9/ rad (CH), and below 20% at 5*10/sup 9/ rad (CH); the post-irradiation fading is negligible.

  9. Multi-Rare-Earth Ions Codoped Tellurite Glasses for Potential Dual Wavelength Fibre-Optic Amplifiers

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    DAI Shi-Xun; YANG Jian-Hu; XU Shi-Qing; DAI Neng-Li; WEN Lei; HU Li-Li; JIANG Zhong-Hong

    2003-01-01

    A novel co-doping method of multi-rare-earth (RE) ions was demonstrated in tellurite glasses for fibre amplifiers. Fluorescence emissions at both 1.53 and 1.63 fj,m communication windows were Brstly observed from Er3+ /Yb3+ /Tm3+ -codoped tellurite glasses under a single wavelength pumping at 980 nm. The full width at half maximum of Suorescence at 1.53 and 1.63 [im are 55 nm and 50 urn, respectively. Tm's codoping method of three RE ions could be applied to other low photon energy glasses, which would be possibly used for potential dual wavelength fibre-optic amplifiers to broaden the communication windows.

  10. Thermal stability and optical properties of a novel Tm3+doped fluorotellurite glass

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    成茵; 吴钟晴; 胡茜; 吴腾宴; 周伟伟

    2014-01-01

    A series of fluorotellurite glasses based on (81–x)TeO2-(10+x)KF-9La2O3 (TKL), where x=0 mol.%, 5 mol.%, 10 mol.%, 15 mol.%, doped with 2000 ppm Tm2O3, were prepared by the conventional melt quenching method. The influence of KF content on the thermal stability and optical spectroscopic properties of the Tm3+doped fluorotellurite glasses were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray diffraction (XRD), density measurement, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), UV-VIS-NIR optical spectroscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy. Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters of Tm3+ in as-prepared glasses were determined and used to calculate the spontaneous emission probabilities and the radiative lifetime for the 4f-4f transitions of the Tm3+ions. Stimulated emission cross sections in the 1470 nm region (σse) were evaluated by Füchtbauer-Ladenburg formula. The re-sults showed that KF substitution of TeO2 was beneficial to improving the thermal stability, decreasing glass density and reducing the content of OH related groups for the investigated fluorotellurite glasses. The glass with composition of 66TeO2-25KF-9La2O3 (named TKL25) had the longest radiative lifetime of the 3H4 (361μs) and the largest FWHM×σse value (420.07×10–28 cm3), which made it a promising material for S-band fiber amplifiers.

  11. Optical and other spectroscopic studies of lead, zinc bismuth borate glasses doped with CuO

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    Rajyasree, Ch.; Vinaya Teja, P. Michael; Murthy, K. V. R.; Krishna Rao, D.

    2011-12-01

    10MO·20Bi2O3·(70-x)B2O3·xCuO [M=Pb, Zn] with x=0, 0.4 and 0.8 (wt%) glasses were synthesized by the melt-quenching technique and were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques. Physical parameters, like density, and spectroscopic studies (optical absorption, EPR, FTIR and photoluminescence) were used to understand the role of modifier oxide and CuO in the glass matrix. A red shift of the absorption band corresponds to 2B1g→2B2g transition of Cu2+ ions from P2 to Z4 samples and the increase of hyperfine splitting factor (A‖) from P2 to Z2 shows that with the integration of PbO by ZnO the electron density around copper ion is increased. It is also supported by the gradual increase in theoretical optical basicity values of ZnO mixed glasses, as compared to that of PbO mixed glass matrix. Reduced bismuth radicals are found in undoped and 0.4% CuO doped glasses of both the series. Analysis of the absorption and emission studies indicates that the concentration of luminescence centers of bismuth ions (Bi3+ ions in UV region) is decreased by the integration of ZnO as well as by increasing the dopant concentration. In lead series PbO4 and BiO3 units are increased from P2 to P4 and in zinc series BiO3 units are decreased from Z0 to Z4. The conductivity of the glass matrices is increased in both the series with the dopant of CuO.

  12. Optical dephasing of triply ionized rare earths in transparent glass ceramics containing LaF3 nanocrystals.

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    Zheng, Hairong; Zhang, Xiangyu; Gao, Dangli; Meltzer, Richard S

    2008-03-01

    Optical dephasing of Pr3+ and Tm3+ ions doped in transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics was studied with the two-pulse photon echo technique. It was found that the dephasing time of rare earth ions is dramatically less in nanocrystals embedded in a glass matrix than in bulk crystals. A quasi-linear temperature dependence obtained at low temperatures proved that the long-range interaction of the ions inside the nanocrystals with the two level systems of the glass matrix dominates the optical dephasing. The local thermal effect in glass ceramics containing nanocrystals elevates the local temperature, which results in the reduction of optical dephasing time. For Tm(3+)-doped glass ceramics, the elevation of local temperature induced by the irradiation of excitation laser even quenched the photon echo signals in the experimental study.

  13. Ag clustering investigation in laser irradiated ion-exchanged glasses by optical and vibrational spectroscopy

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    Trave, E.; Cattaruzza, E.; Gonella, F.; Calvelli, P.; Quaranta, A.; Rahman, A.; Mariotto, G.

    2012-09-01

    Ion exchange process is widely used to dope silicate glass layers with silver for several applications, ranging from light waveguide to nanostructured composite glass fabrication. The silver-doped structure and its physical properties depend on the preparation parameters as well as on subsequent treatments. In particular, laser irradiation of the ion exchanged glasses has been demonstrated to be an effective tool to control cluster size and size distribution. Nevertheless, a complete comprehension of the basic phenomena and a systematic characterization of these systems are still lacking. In this paper, an extended optical characterization is presented for soda-lime glass slides, doped with silver by Ag+-Na+ ion exchange, thermally treated and irradiated with a Nd:YAG laser beam at different wavelengths, and for different energy density. The samples were characterized by various spectroscopic techniques, namely, optical absorption, photoluminescence and micro-Raman analysis. The availability of all these characterization techniques allowed pointing out a suitable scenario for the Ag clustering evolution as a function of the ion exchange, annealing and laser irradiation parameters.

  14. VO 2+ ions in zinc lead borate glasses studied by EPR and optical absorption techniques

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    Prakash, P. Giri; Rao, J. Lakshmana

    2005-09-01

    Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and optical absorption spectra of vanadyl ions in zinc lead borate (ZnO-PbO-B 2O 3) glass system have been studied. EPR spectra of all the glass samples exhibit resonance signals characteristic of VO 2+ ions. The values of spin-Hamiltonian parameters indicate that the VO 2+ ions in zinc lead borate glasses were present in octahedral sites with tetragonal compression and belong to C 4V symmetry. The spin-Hamiltonian parameters g and A are found to be independent of V 2O 5 content and temperature but changing with ZnO content. The decrease in Δ g∥/Δ g⊥ value with increase in ZnO content indicates that the symmetry around VO 2+ ions is more octahedral. The decrease in intensity of EPR signal above 10 mol% of V 2O 5 is attributed to a fall in the ratio of the number of V 4+ ions ( N4) to the number of V 5+ ions ( N5). The number of spins ( N) participating in resonance was calculated as a function of temperature for VO 2+ doped zinc lead borate glass sample and the activation energy was calculated. From the EPR data, the paramagnetic susceptibility was calculated at various temperatures and the Curie constant was evaluated from the 1/ χ- T graph. The optical absorption spectra show single absorption band due to VO 2+ ions in tetragonally distorted octahedral sites.

  15. Change energy photons of radiation, stimulating a photoluminescence in glasses and optical fiber, activated by bismuth

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    Ogluzdin, Valeriy E

    2011-01-01

    In the offered review ordering received and published by domestic and foreign researchers of the experimental results showing the phenomenon of a photoluminescence in glasses and optical fiber, activated by bismuth is executed, and from uniform positions representations about the process responsible for a photoluminescence in case of use for excitation of this environment of various laser sources are considered. At interpretation of process of a photoluminescence the known model considering mirror symmetry of features of frequency spectra of a photoluminescence (in this case the maximum values is used: humps or peaks of spectra of a photoluminescence) and the spectra characterising optical losses (absorption) of glass, activated by (atomic) bismuth. For the analysis values of lines of the bismuth, published in reference media are used. This model is added by earlier published specification of the author, according to which to a point of mirror symmetry of such spectra there corresponds frequency of radiation ...

  16. A Microsystem Based on Porous Silicon-Glass Anodic Bonding for Gas and Liquid Optical Sensing

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    De Stefano, Luca; Malecki, Krzysztof; Della Corte, Francesco G.; Moretti, Luigi; Rea, Ilaria; Rotiroti, Lucia; Rendina, Ivo

    2006-01-01

    We have recently presented an integrated silicon-glass opto-chemical sensor for lab-on-chip applications, based on porous silicon and anodic bonding technologies. In this work, we have optically characterized the sensor response on exposure to vapors of several organic compounds by means of reflectivity measurements. The interaction between the porous silicon, which acts as transducer layer, and the organic vapors fluxed into the glass sealed microchamber, is preserved by the fabrication process, resulting in optical path increase, due to the capillary condensation of the vapors into the pores. Using the Bruggemann theory, we have calculated the filled pores volume for each substance. The sensor dynamic has been described by time-resolved measurements: due to the analysis chamber miniaturization, the response time is only of 2 s. All these results have been compared with data acquired on the same PSi structure before the anodic bonding process.

  17. A highly sensitive upconverting nano-glass-ceramic-based optical thermometer

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    Chen, Daqin, E-mail: dqchen@hdu.edu.cn; Liu, Shen; Wan, Zhongyi; Chen, Yan, E-mail: chenyan@hdu.edu.cn

    2016-07-05

    Yb/Tm: YF{sub 3} nanoparticles embedded transparent bulk glass ceramic was successfully prepared to explore its possible application in optical temperature sensors. Specifically, owing to the competition of electron population in the thermally coupled Tm{sup 3+3}F{sub 2,3} and {sup 3}H{sub 4} excited states, two upconversion emission bands corresponding to Tm{sup 3+}: {sup 3}F{sub 2,3} → {sup 3}H{sub 6} transition and {sup 1}G{sub 4}→{sup 3}F{sub 4} one exhibited opposite temperature-dependent behaviors, which resulted in monotonous enhancement of the related fluorescence intensity ratio with increase of temperature. As a consequence, Tm{sup 3+} activators in the present YF{sub 3} glass ceramic had advantages of a high sensitivity of 1.84% per K, an avoidable spectral overlapping and a negligible thermal effect for accurate temperature detecting. - Highlights: • Yb/Tm: β-YF{sub 3} embedded transparent glass ceramic was fabricated. • Glass crystallization induced greatly enhancement of upconversion luminescence. • Different T-sensitive emission behaviors of two thermally coupled states were observed. • Tm{sup 3+} fluorescence intensity ratio intensified with increase of temperature. • The glass ceramic exhibited a high sensitivity of 1.84% K{sup −1} and a negligible thermal effect.

  18. Optical response and magnetic characteristic of samarium doped zinc phosphate glasses containing nickel nanoparticles

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    Azmi, Siti Amlah M.; Sahar, M.R., E-mail: mrahim057@gmail.com

    2015-11-01

    A magnetic glass of composition 40ZnO–(58−x) P{sub 2}O{sub 5}–1Sm{sub 2}O{sub 3}–xNiO, with x=0.0, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 mol% is prepared by melt-quenching technique. The glass is characterized by X-ray diffraction, high-resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM), photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy and vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) analysis. The X-rays diffraction confirms the amorphous nature of the glass while the HRTEM analysis reveals the presence of nickel nanoparticles in the glass samples. High-resolution TEM reveals that the lattice spacing of nickel nanoparticles is 0.35 nm at (100) plane. Photoluminescence emission shows the existence of four peaks that correspond to the transition from the upper level of {sup 4}G{sub 5/2} to the lower level of {sup 6}H{sub 5/2}, {sup 6}H{sub 7/2}, {sup 6}H{sub 9/2,} and {sup 6}H{sub 11/2.} It is observed that all peaks experience significant quenching effect with the increasing concentration of nickel nanoparticles, suggesting a strong energy transfer from excited samarium ions to the nickel ions. The glass magnetization and susceptibility at 12 kOe at room temperature are found to be in the range of (3.87±0.17×10{sup −2}–7.19±0.39×10{sup −2}) emu/g and (3.24±0.16×10{sup −6}–5.99±0.29×10{sup −6}) emu/Oe g respectively. The obtained hysteresis curve indicates that the glass samples are paramagnetic materials. The studied glass can be further used towards the development of magneto-optical functional glass. - Highlights: • Sm{sup 3+} doped zinc phosphate glass embedded with Ni NPs has been prepared. • The Laue pattern and lattice spacing of Ni NPs are confirmed by HRTEM image. • The magnetic response of glasses has been studied through VSM analysis. • Enhancement factor and decay half-lifetime are investigated.

  19. Colorless chalco-halide Ga2S3-GeS2-CsCl glasses as new optical material

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    Ledemi, Yannick; El-Amraoui, Mohammed; Calvez, Laurent; Zhang, Xiang-Hua; Bureau, Bruno; Messaddeq, Younès.

    2013-09-01

    Colorless sulfide glasses can be obtained by selecting appropriately the composition within the Ga2S3-GeS2-CsCl pseudo-ternary glass system. The addition of electronegative chlorine ions into the sulfide glassy network results in a widening of its optical bandgap without altering its infrared transparency. Glasses transparent from the near UV (380 nm) up to the middle infrared (11.5 μm) are thus achievable. Such extended infrared transmission for a colorless glass is the widest among the known heavy metal oxide and fluoride glasses, e.g. fluoroindate glasses are transparent from 350 nm up to 8-9 μm. We present in this work our recent progress on the preparation of this chloro-sulfide glass of high optical quality. Efforts have been devoted in a first step to reduce the content of extrinsic impurities such as OH, SH and H2O. In a second step, protective coatings have been deposited on polished glass samples to improve their chemical durability and assess their potential for practical applications. Large improvement of both optical quality, in terms of transmission spectrum flattening, and chemical durability were achieved. Finally, the high thermal stability against crystallization of this glass shows a high potential for lens molding and applications in multispectral imaging.

  20. Ultrapure glass optical waveguide: Development in microgravity by the sol gel process

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    Mukherjee, S. P.; Debsikdar, J. C.; Beam, T.

    1983-01-01

    The sol-gel process for the preparation of homogeneous gels in three binary oxide systems was investigated. The glass forming ability of certain compositions in the selected oxide systems (SiO-GeO2, GeO2-PbO, and SiO2-TiO2) were studied based on their potential importance in the design of optical waveguide at longer wavelengths.

  1. Optical fiber sensors using hollow glass spheres and CCD spectrometer interrogator

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    Dakin, John P.; Ecke, Wolfgang; Schroeder, Kerstin; Reuter, Martin

    2009-10-01

    Hollow glass micro-spheres, firstly used to make fiber optic sensors for high hydrostatic pressure, have been interrogated using a high-resolution CCD-based spectrometer, to give far better precision than conventional spectrometric read out. It is found that these simple, low-cost micro-sensors have excellent sensitivity to both static and dynamic pressure, and have the advantage of being hermetically sealed. Many other application areas are foreseen for these low-cost sensors.

  2. Fabrication of Rare Earth-Doped Transparent Glass Ceramic Optical Fibers by Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition

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    2011-01-01

    International audience; Rare earth (RE) doped silica-based optical fibers with transparent glass ceramic (TGC) core was fabricated through the well-known modified chemical vapor deposition (MCVD) process without going through the commonly used stage of post-ceramming. The main characteristics of the RE-doped oxyde nanoparticles namely, their density and mean diameter in the fibers are dictated by the concentration of alkaline earth element used as phase separating agent. Magnesium and erbium ...

  3. Development of thermally formed glass optics for astronomical hard X-ray telescopes

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    Craig, W.W.; Hailey, C.J.; Jimenez-Garate, M.

    2000-01-01

    The next major observational advance in hard X-ray/soft gamma-ray astrophysics will come with the implementation of telescopes capable of focusing 10-200 keV radiation. Focusing allows high signal-to-noise imaging and spectroscopic observations of many sources in this band for the first time. The...... report on new, thermally-formed glass micro-sheet optics capable of meeting the requirements of the next-generation of astronomical hard X-ray telescopes....

  4. Barium boron aluminum silicate glass system for solid state optical gas sensors

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    Da Silva, M. J.; Karczewski, J.; Jasinski, P.; Chrzan, A.; Kalinowski, P.; Szymczewska, D.; Jasinski, G.

    2016-11-01

    Recent increasing demand for new eco-friendly materials and for low cost fabrication process for use in optical sensors field, raise concern about alternative materials for this application. We have designed two glass-ceramics compositions from the quaternary ROAl2O3- SiO2-B2O3(R=Ba) alkali-earth aluminum silicate system, labeled B72 and B69, with high refractive index (>1.6), large values of Abbe number (94.0 and 53.0, respectively), and free of lead and arsenic. We present an analysis and discussion of experimental optical properties, thermal and thermo-chemical stability along with important properties such as transition temperature (Tg), onset of crystallization (Tx) as well transport properties as ionic conductivity behavior in the quaternary glass-ceramic system containing boron for use as optical sensors. Complex Impedance Spectra (Bode Plot) and Potentiodynamic Polarization curves (Tafel plots) measurements were carried out in the temperature range of 600 to 850°C. The most probable conductivity mechanism is a thermally activated process of mobile ions overcoming a potential barrier (EA), according to the Arrhenius regime. Here we report that charge transfer is caused by the flux of electrons, in the region of elevated temperatures (>700°C), and is affected by immiscibility of crystals, nucleation and growth type, that causes phase separation. We found conductivity (σ) values from 10-9 to 10-5 S/cm at temperatures between 700 and 850°C. Our results highlight a need for research on ion mobility in the glassy network above the transition range, and the effect cause by metastable immiscibility in the alkaline-earth glasses are exposed. The two glass compositions B72 and B69 can be tailored by proper use as glassy optical sensor.

  5. Effect of ZnO on the Physical Properties and Optical Band Gap of Soda Lime Silicate Glass

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    Mohd Sabri Mohd Ghazali

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This manuscript reports on the physical properties and optical band gap of five samples of soda lime silicate (SLS glass combined with zinc oxide (ZnO that were prepared by a melting and quenching process. To understand the role of ZnO in this glass structure, the density, molar volume and optical band gaps were investigated. The density and absorption spectra in the Ultra-Violet-Visible (UV-Visible region were recorded at room temperature. The results show that the densities of the glass samples increased as the ZnO weight percentage increased. The molar volume of the glasses shows the same trend as the density: the molar volume increased as the ZnO content increased. The optical band gaps were calculated from the absorption edge, and it was found that the optical band gap decreased from 3.20 to 2.32 eV as the ZnO concentration increased.

  6. Effect of ZnO on the physical properties and optical band gap of soda lime silicate glass.

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    Zaid, Mohd Hafiz Mohd; Matori, Khamirul Amin; Aziz, Sidek Hj Abdul; Zakaria, Azmi; Ghazali, Mohd Sabri Mohd

    2012-01-01

    This manuscript reports on the physical properties and optical band gap of five samples of soda lime silicate (SLS) glass combined with zinc oxide (ZnO) that were prepared by a melting and quenching process. To understand the role of ZnO in this glass structure, the density, molar volume and optical band gaps were investigated. The density and absorption spectra in the Ultra-Violet-Visible (UV-Visible) region were recorded at room temperature. The results show that the densities of the glass samples increased as the ZnO weight percentage increased. The molar volume of the glasses shows the same trend as the density: the molar volume increased as the ZnO content increased. The optical band gaps were calculated from the absorption edge, and it was found that the optical band gap decreased from 3.20 to 2.32 eV as the ZnO concentration increased.

  7. Regular oscillations and random motion of glass microspheres levitated by a single optical beam in air.

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    Moore, Jeremy; Martin, Leopoldo L; Maayani, Shai; Kim, Kyu Hyun; Chandrahalim, Hengky; Eichenfield, Matt; Martin, Inocencio R; Carmon, Tal

    2016-02-01

    We experimentally report on optical binding of many glass particles in air that levitate in a single optical beam. A diversity of particle sizes and shapes interact at long range in a single Gaussian beam. Our system dynamics span from oscillatory to random and dimensionality ranges from 1 to 3D. The low loss for the center of mass motion of the beads could allow this system to serve as a standard many body testbed, similar to what is done today with atoms, but at the mesoscopic scale.

  8. Optical Property Requirements for Glasses, Ceramics and Plastics in Spacecraft Window Systems

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    Estes, Lynda

    2011-01-01

    This is a preliminary draft of a standard published by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center (JSC) that is intended to provide uniform window optical design requirements in support of the development of human-rated spaceflight hardware. The material covered in this standard is based on data from extensive testing by the Advanced Sensing and Optical Measurement Branch at NASA Langley Research Center, and compiled into requirements format by the NASA JSC Structural Engineering Division. At the time of this initial document release, a broader technical community has not reviewed this standard. The technical content of this standard is primarily based on the Constellation Program Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle Window Optical Properties Requirements, CxP 72407, Baseline. Unlike other optical requirements documents available for human rated spacecraft, this document includes requirements that ensure functionality for windows that contain glass/ceramic and/or plastic window substrate materials. These requirements were derived by measuring the optical properties of fused silica and aluminosilicate glass window assemblies and ensuring that the performance of any window assembly that includes a plastic pane or panes will meet the performance level of the all-glass assemblies. The resulting requirements are based upon the performance and parameter metrology testing of a variety of materials, including glass, transparent ceramics, acrylics, and polycarbonates. In general, these requirements are minimum specifications for each optical parameter in order to achieve the function specified for each functional category, A through D. Because acrylic materials perform at a higher level than polycarbonates in the optics regime, and CxP/Orion is planning to use acrylic in the Orion spacecraft, these requirements are based heavily on metrology from that material. As a result, two of the current Category D requirements for plastics are cited in

  9. On the structural-optical correlations in radiation-modified chalcogenide glasses

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    Kavetskyy, T; Tsmots, V [Solid State Microelectronics Laboratory, Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University, 24 I. Franko Str., Drohobych, 82100 (Ukraine); Kaban, I; Hoyer, W [Institute of Physics, Chemnitz University of Technology, 09107 Chemnitz (Germany); Shpotyuk, O, E-mail: kavetskyy@yahoo.com [Institute of Materials, Scientific Research Company ' Carat' , 202 Stryjska Str., Lviv, 79031 (Ukraine)

    2011-04-01

    In this work, we report our recent results on the gamma-irradiation-induced structural transformations in the Ge-Sb-S glasses as observed from the structural studies using high-energy synchrotron x-ray diffraction and extended x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy in comparison with the optical measurements using VIS/IR spectroscopy techniques. The structural-optical correlations in the radiation-induced effects are established. The structural changes upon irradiation are explained in the frames of the concept of coordination topological defects formation.

  10. Second-order nonlinear optical properties of mexylaminotriazine-functionalized glass-forming azobenzene derivatives

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    Umezawa, Hirohito; Jackson, Matthew; Lebel, Olivier; Nunzi, Jean-Michel; Sabat, Ribal Georges

    2016-10-01

    The second-order nonlinear optical coefficients of thin films of mexylaminotriazine-functionalized azobenzene molecular glass derivatives were measured using second harmonic generation. The thin films were poled using a custom corona poling set-up and the second harmonic light from a pulsed 1064-nm laser was detected. Four out of the six tested compounds showed optical nonlinearity and a maximum coefficient of 75 pm/V was obtained. The time dependence of the nonlinear coefficients was studied under ambient light and under dark; the second harmonic generation intensity stayed constant for thiazole-containing derivatives while a significant decay was measured for the other compounds.

  11. Optical properties of K9 glass waveguides fabricated by using carbon-ion implantation

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    Liu, Chun-Xiao; Wei, Wei; Fu, Li-Li; Zhu, Xu-Feng; Guo, Hai-Tao; Li, Wei-Nan; Lin, She-Bao

    2016-07-01

    K9 glass is a material with promising properties that make it attractive for optical devices. Ion implantation is a powerful technique to form waveguides with controllable depth and refractive index profile. In this work, optical planar waveguide structures were fabricated in K9 glasses by using 6.0-MeV C3+-ion implantation with a fluence of 1.0 × 1015 ions/cm2. The effective refractive indices of the guided modes were measured by using a prism-coupling system. The refractive index change in the ion-irradiated region was simulated by using the intensity calculation method. The modal intensity profile of the waveguide was calculated and measured by using the finite difference beam propagation method and the end-face coupling technique, respectively. The transmission spectra before and after the implantation showed that the main absorption band was not influenced by the low fluence dopants. The optical properties of the carbon-implanted K9 glass waveguides show promise for use as integrated photonic devices.

  12. Design of the IXO optics based on thin glass plates connected by reinforcing ribs

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    Parodi, G.; Martelli, F.; Basso, S.; Citterio, O.; Civitani, M.; Conconi, P.; Ghigo, M.; Pareschi, G.; Zambra, A.

    2011-09-01

    Effective area requirements for the large X-ray mirror of the International X-ray Observatory (IXO) are about 3 m2 at 1keV, 0.65 m2 at 6 keV and 150 cm2 at 30 keV. Because of its large dimension, the telescope cannot be realized as a monolithic structure but rather it requires the integration and assembly in the telescope optical bench of a number of basic module units, called X-ray Optical Unit (XOU). We are currently studying a method for the production of these basic units that is based on the slumping technology for the production of thin glass segmented mirrors. It foresees the implementation of a stacking integration concept based on the use of reinforcing ribs connecting the glass segments in order to create very stiff structures. This paper reports on the last design of the single optical module and describe the results of FEM analyses that show how it is possible to use an innovative approach to the integration of the slumped glass foils.

  13. Ellipsometric Characterization of Thin Films from Multicomponent Chalcogenide Glasses for Application in Modern Optical Devices

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A review is given on the application of the reflectance ellipsometry for optical characterization of bulk materials and thin films with thickness between λ/20 and 2λ (at λ=632.8 nm. The knowledge of the optical constants (refractive index, n, and extinction coefficient, k of thin films is of a great importance from the point of view of modelling and controlling the manufacture of various optical elements, such as waveguides, diffraction gratings, and microlenses. The presented results concern the optical properties of thin films from multicomponent chalcogenide glasses on the base of As2S3 and GeS2 determined by multiple-angle-of-incidence ellipsometry and regarded as a function of the composition and thickness. The homogeneity of the films is verified by applying single-angle calculations at different angles. Due to decomposition of the bulk glass during thermal evaporation, an optical inhomogeneity of the thin As (Ge-S-Bi(Tl films is observed. The profile of n in depth of thin As-S-Tl (Bi films was investigated by evaporation of discrete layers. It is demonstrated that homogenous layers from the previous compounds with controlled composition can be deposited by coevaporation of As2S3 and metals or their compounds (Bi, Tl, In2S3.

  14. Influence of Tb3+ concentration on the optical properties and Verdet constant of magneto-optic ABS-PZZ glass

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    Ding, Jingxin; Man, Peiwen; Chen, Qinming; Guo, Li; Hu, Xin; Xiao, Yunyun; Su, Liangbi; Wu, Anhua; Zhou, Yanyan; Zeng, Fanming

    2017-07-01

    Highly transparent magneto-optical (MO) glasses (heavily xTb-doped SiO2-B2O3-P2O5-ZnO-ZrO, x = 15, 25, 32, 35, 40 mol%) were prepared by high temperature melting-quenching technique. The optical and magnetooptical properties have been measured at room temperature. The infrared transmission spectra and XRD confirms that [BO4], [BO3], [SiO4], [PO4], [BPO4] units the glass structure without crystallization by accommodating more Tb ions. The typical absorption bands could be observed in the UV-vis transmission spectra ascribing to 5d-4f electronic transition of Tb3+ and the absorption edges shift to a longer wavelength by increasing the Terbium ions content. The intensity of the emission peaks and decay time which is in the order of milliseconds decreases caused by concentration quenching. The cross-relaxation is responsible for the luminescence gradually disappearing of 5D3. The highest Verdet constant of the prepared glasses at room temperature @632.8 nm is -136.648 rad/T/m and the contribution V/N of each ion Tb is proportional to mole volume.

  15. Investigations in silicate glasses. I. Radiation damage. II. Optical nonlinearity. [Gamma rays and electrons

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    Moran, M.J.

    1976-11-15

    The investigation of two poorly understood but technologically important physical properties of silicate glasses and related materials is described. The use of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance to investigate the nature of radiation-induced damage in glasses exposed to a variety of high-energy radiation sources is discussed first. Second, the measurement of the nonlinear index of refraction coefficient in a variety of optical materials related to the design of high-power laser systems is described. The radiation damage investigations rely heavily on the comparison of experimental results for different experimental situations. The comparison of EPR lineshapes, absolute spin densities and power saturation behavior is used to probe a variety of microscopic and macroscopic aspects of radiation damage in glasses. Comparison of radiation damage associated with exposure to gamma rays and fast neutrons (and combinations thereof) are interpreted in terms of the microscopic damage mechanisms which are expected to be associated with the specific radiations. Comparison of radiation damage behavior in different types of glasses is also interpreted in terms of the behavior expected for the specific materials. The body of data which is generated is found to be internally self-consistent and is also generally consistent with the radiation damage behavior expected for specific situations. A new and versatile technique for measuring the nonlinear index of refraction coefficient, n/sub 2/, in optical materials is described. The technique utilizes a 1 ns pulsed neodymium-glass laser system and time-resolved interferometry to determine the ratio of the coefficient n/sub 2/ of sample materials to the n/sub 2/ of CS/sub 2/. This method avoids some of the complications associated with performing absolute measurements of n/sub 2/ and allows the use of a relatively simple experimental technique. The measurements determine the nonlinear index ratios of the samples with an accuracy of about

  16. Microstructure and Optical Properties of the (1-x)GeS2-xP2S5 Glasses

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    GONG Yueqiu; TAO Haizheng; ZHAO Xiujian

    2006-01-01

    To find materials with larger second-order nonlinearity, the Ge-P-S chalcogenide glasses with various ratios of GeS2∶P2S5 were prepared by the melt-quenching method. The microstructure and optical properties of these glasses were characterized by XRD, Raman, Vis-NIR spectroscopy and Maker fringe technique.The second harmonic generation (SHG) was observed in the as-prepared chalcogenide glasses which was ascribed to the thermal stress gradient and/or the microanisotropic defects (such as the lone-pair orbital or the valence alternative pairs) prefer-orientation of the as-prepared glasses.

  17. Structural, thermal and optical absorption features of heavy metal oxides doped tellurite rich glasses

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    Kaky, Kawa M.; Lakshminarayana, G.; Baki, S. O.; Kityk, I. V.; Taufiq-Yap, Y. H.; Mahdi, M. A.

    In order to improve tellurite glass stability to be applicable for optical fiber amplifier applications, glasses with the composition of (70 - x)TeO2. (10)ZnO. (10)WO3. (5)Na2O. (5)TiO2. (x)Bi2O3 (x = 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 mol%) have been produced and characterized using the related methods. Structural properties were investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD) which confirms the non-crystalline structure and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) micrographs also confirm the XRD results. The energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis profiles show that all the mentioned elements are present in the prepared glasses. Following the IR spectra, all the tellurium bonds such as stretching vibrations of TeO4 tbp and TeO3/TeO3+1 unit are revealed. Raman spectra confirm the presence of different functional groups, actually, it shows bands mainly in four spectral regions: R1 (65-150) cm-1, R2 (280-550) cm-1, R3 (880-950) cm-1 and R4 (916-926) cm-1 and the identified bands are assigned to respective molecular groups. The thermal study was carried out using Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) which indicates good thermal stability of the synthesized glasses with increasing Bi concentration. From the optical absorption spectra, we evaluated cut-off edge wavelengths and found increasing cutoff wavelength with an increase in Bi2O3 concentration. In the UV-Visible region, optical band gap energy and allowed transitions were investigated using three methods; direct, indirect, and absorption spectrum fitting (ASF), and band gaps from indirect and ASF were matched.

  18. Glass-ceramic optical fiber containing Ba2TiSi2O8 nanocrystals for frequency conversion of lasers

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    Fang, Zaijin; Xiao, Xusheng; Wang, Xin; Ma, Zhijun; Lewis, Elfed; Farrell, Gerald; Wang, Pengfei; Ren, Jing; Guo, Haitao; Qiu, Jianrong

    2017-01-01

    A glass-ceramic optical fiber containing Ba2TiSi2O8 nanocrystals fabricated using a novel combination of the melt-in-tube method and successive heat treatment is reported for the first time. For the melt-in-tube method, fibers act as a precursor at the drawing temperature for which the cladding glass is softened while the core glass is melted. It is demonstrated experimentally that following heat treatment, Ba2TiSi2O8 nanocrystals with diameters below 10 nm are evenly distributed throughout the fiber core. Comparing to the conventional rod-in-tube method, the melt-in-tube method is superior in terms of controllability of crystallization to allow for the fabrication of low loss glass-ceramic fibers. When irradiated using a 1030 nm femtosecond laser, an enhanced green emission at a wavelength of 515 nm is observed in the glass-ceramic fiber, which demonstrates second harmonic generation of a laser action in the fabricated glass-ceramic fibers. Therefore, this new glass-ceramic fiber not only provides a highly promising development for frequency conversion of lasers in all optical fiber based networks, but the melt-in-tube fabrication method also offers excellent opportunities for fabricating a wide range of novel glass-ceramic optical fibers for multiple future applications including fiber telecommunications and lasers. PMID:28358045

  19. Modified magnetic and optical properties of manganese nanoparticles incorporated europium doped magnesium borotellurite glass

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    Aziz, Siti Maisarah; Sahar, M. R.; Ghoshal, S. K.

    2017-02-01

    This paper reports the modified optical and magnetic properties of europium (Eu3+) ions doped and Manganese nanoparticles (NPs) embedded Magnesium Borotellurite glass synthesized via melt quenching method. The influence of varying Mn NPs concentrations on the magnetic, absorption and emission properties of such glass samples are determined. Stables, transparent and amorphous glasses are obtained. The observed modification of the electronic polarizability is interpreted in terms of the generation of non-bridging oxygen (NBO) and bridging oxygen (BO) in the amorphous network. TEM images manifested the growth of Mn NPs with average diameter 11±1 nm. High-resolution TEM reveals that the lattice spacing of manganese nanoparticles is 0.308 nm at (112) plane. The emission spectra revealed four prominent peaks centered at 587 nm, 610 nm, 651 nm and 700 nm assigned to the transition from 5D0 →7FJ (J=1, 2, 3, 4) states of Eu3+ ion. A significant drop in the luminescence intensity due to the incorporation of Mn NPs is ascribed to the enhanced energy transfer from the Eu3+ ion to NPs. Prepared glass systems exhibited paramagnetic behavior.

  20. Investigation of optical, structural properties of Eu3+ by Mn2+ in barium alumino borosilicate glasses

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    Lakshmi, P. Vijaya; Rao, T. G. V. M.; Neeraja, K.; Krishna Reddy, D. V.; Rami Reddy, M.

    2016-12-01

    The Mn2+ ions doped Eu2O3sbnd BaOsbnd Al2O3sbnd B2O3sbnd SiO2 glasses are synthesized by conventional melt quenching method. The effect of Mn2+ ions on spectroscopic, structural properties of Eu3+ ions in glass networks is analysed. An analysis of XRD traces evidently suggests the glassy nature of the prepared samples. The UV-Vis absorption and the luminescence spectra have been used to study the variations in the optical character of Eu3+ ions. In luminescence spectra five bands can be observed at about 578, 590, 612, 653 and 702 nm as a result of transitions of Eu3+ ions from 5D0→7F0, 1, 2, 3, 4 respectively. By gradual increment of MnO mol% in the glass matrix, the strong variation in the intensity of emission band are observed at about 612 nm (5D0→7F2). The non-radiative energy transfer (Mn2+ ↔ Eu3+) and concentration quenching are observed in the prepared glasses. The ESR spectra exhibit a sixtet hyperfine structure centered at g = ∼2.0047 which suggests that manganese ions predominantly occupy octahedral positions.

  1. Effect of Erbium Nanoparticles on Optical Properties of Zinc Borotellurite Glass System

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    Azlan Muhammad Noorazlan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Erbium nanoparticles (NPs doped zinc borotellurite glasses have been prepared by conventional melt-quenching technique with the chemical composition {[(TeO20.70(B2O30.30]1-x(ZnOx}1-y(Er3O2y (where y=0.005,0.01,0.02,0.03,0.04,0.05. The structural properties of the prepared glasses were determined via X-ray diffraction (XRD analysis and FTIR analysis. It was confirmed that the prepared glasses are amorphous. The bonding parameters of the glasses were analyzed by using FTIR analysis and were confirmed to be ionic in nature. The refractive index increases as the content of erbium NPs increases. The optical absorption spectra revealed that fundamental absorption edge shifts to longer wavelength as the content of erbium NPs increases. The value of band gap had been calculated and shown to be decreased with an increase content of erbium NPs. The Urbach energy was shown to be linearly increased with an increase content of erbium NPs oxides.

  2. Fabrication, microstructure, and optical properties of nanocrystalline transparent LAST glass ceramics containing CeO2

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    Mohammad Sadegh Shakeri

    2014-01-01

    In the present research, the effect of CeO2 dopant on the fabrication of transparent lithium aluminosilicate titanate (LAST) glass ceramics was investigated. Nanocrystallineβ-quartz solid solution (s.s.) was observed to be the main phase crystallized in this system. Com-parable refractive indices of the glassy matrix andβ-quartz s.s., as well as the incorporation of very fine grains size were determined as the main reasons for retaining the transparency of the glass ceramics. CeO2 was introduced as a suitable optical agent, playing a role as a network modifier in the glass ceramics, because it does not accelerate the growth process and retards the extended growth of crystals. Optical investi-gations indicate that the Fermi energy level, direct and indirect band gaps, and Urbach energy decrease with increasing nanocrystal content in the glassy matrix of specimens, which can be related to the expansion of conduction band, the enhancement of ionic bonds in the crystal lat-tice, and the enhancement of structural arrangement degree, respectively.

  3. Solid-state luminescence for the optical examination of archaeological glass beads

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    Zacharias, N.; Beltsios, K.; Oikonomou, A.; Karydas, A. G.; Bassiakos, Y.; Michael, C. T.; Zarkadas, Ch.

    2008-03-01

    The work pertains to the application of solid-state luminescence as a characterization tool for glassy ceramic cultural artefacts. An archaeological glass bead collection excavated at the city of Thebes, Greece and considered as unique in terms of typological variety and time span was examined with the application of luminescence techniques (thermoluminescence, optically stimulated luminescence). Additionally, X-rays fluorescence (XRF) was used to provide non-destructively the elemental concentration profile of the samples. The thermoluminescence signals following laboratory irradiation provided distinct groups of spectra types according to the color classification of the samples. For each sample, the signal sensitivity and growth were examined using both thermoluminescence and optically stimulated luminescence recording. The study provides evidence for the usefulness of the combined application of luminescence and non-destructive, XRF-based, elemental analysis for the characterization of glass assemblages. Finally, due to the satisfactory level of radiation-induced signal intensity, the work suggests the possibility of chronological estimation of ancient glass beads using luminescence dating protocols.

  4. Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and Optical Absorption Studies on Copper Ions in Mixed Alkali Cadmium Phosphate Glasses

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    G.Giridhar; M.Rangacharyulu; R.V.S.S.N.Ravikumar; P.Sambasiva Rao

    2009-01-01

    Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and optical absorption studies were carried out at room temperature on copper doped mixed alkali cadmium phosphate (LiNaCdP) glasses to understand the nature and symmetry of dopant. Three samples with varying concentrations of alkali ions have been prepared. The spin Hamiltonian parameters obtained from room temperature EPR spectra are: g||=2.437, g⊥=2.096, A||=117×10-4 cm-1, A⊥=26×10-4 cm-1 for LiNaCdP1, g||=2.441, g⊥=2.088, A||=121×10-4 cm-1, A⊥=25×10-4 cm-1 for LiNaCdP2 and g||=2.433, g⊥=2.096, A||=125×10-4 cm-1, A⊥=32×10-4 cm-1 for LiNaCdP3. These EPR results indicate that the dopant Cu2+ ion enters the glass matrix into a tetragonally elongated octahedral site. The bonding parameters evaluated by correlating optical and EPR data suggest that bonding between the central metal ion and ligands is partially covalent. The mixed alkali effect in cadmium phosphate glasses was reported.

  5. Influence of europium (Eu3+) ions on the optical properties of silver lead borate glasses

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    K Keshavamurthy; B Eraiah

    2015-09-01

    The influence of europium (Eu3+) ions on the optical properties of silver lead borate glasses of the Eu2O3–(1 – )Ag2O–29PbO–70B2O3 ( = 0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5 mol%) glass system prepared by the conventional melt quenching technique and their physical and optical properties were investigated. The UV absorption spectra were recorded at room temperature in the wavelength range of 200–600 nm. From the absorption edge data, it is found that both the direct and indirect transitions and their values are ranging from 3.19 to 3.54 and 2.50 to 3.07 eV, respectively. The Urbach energy values for these glasses were found to be in the range of 0.39–0.52 eV. The refractive indices have also been evaluated with respect to different molar concentrations of Eu2O3 and their calculated values are ranging from 1.598 to 1.654.

  6. Flame hydrolysis deposition of glass on silicon for the integration of optical and microfluidic devices

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    Ruano; Benoit; Aitchison; Cooper

    2000-03-01

    Flame hydrolysis deposition (FHD) of glasses has previously found applications in the telecommunications industry. This paper shows how the technology can be used to deposit silica with different refractive indices and thereby produce low-loss planar waveguides for use in analytical applications. We also show that the glasses can be patterned using a new reactive ion etch and sealed using a modification of anodic bonding, such that the resulting microstructures can be readily incorporated within a lithographically defined "chip", integrating both optical and fluidic circuitry on the same device. In the example described in this paper, waveguides, analytical microtiter chambers and fluidic capillary channels, with the necessary high aspect ratio features (and with depths up to 40 microm) were all produced in glass, using the appropriate deposition and etching technologies. The performance of the chip was assessed in the framework of a low-volume fluorescence assay, using waveguides to address miniaturized microtiter chambers with volumes of 230 and 570 pL. Devices featuring different optical detection configurations, including both in-line and orthogonal waveguide geometries, were fabricated. In the optimal configuration, the experimental detection limit was determined as ca. 20 pM (equivalent to 10 zmol) of a cyanine fluorophore, Cy5. The applicability of the device as a biochip platform was further illustrated by analytical measurements on fluorescently labeled oligodeoxynucleotides.

  7. Effect of lithium addition on thermal and optical properties of zinc-tellurite glass

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    Mohamed, E.A., E-mail: emanattamohammed@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science (Girl' s Branch), Al Azhar University, Nasr City, Cairo (Egypt); Ahmad, F. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science (Girl' s Branch), Al Azhar University, Nasr City, Cairo (Egypt); Aly, K.A. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, P.O 71452, Assiut (Egypt); Physics Department, Faculty of Science and Arts, King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Khulais (Saudi Arabia)

    2012-10-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer (80-x)TeO{sub 2}-x Li{sub 2}O-20ZnO) (0 Less-Than-Or-Slanted-Equal-To x Less-Than-Or-Slanted-Equal-To 10) glasses were prepared by melt quenching method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer FTIR results revealed that the glassy matrix is composed of TeO{sub 3}, TeO{sub 4} and ZnO{sub 4} units. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Some physical properties as a function of Li{sub 2}O content have been evaluated. - Abstract: Glasses with the composition, (80-x)TeO{sub 2}-xLi{sub 2}O-20ZnO with x = 0, 5 and 10 (in mol%), were prepared by conventional melt quenching method. Properties such as density, molar volume, glass transition activation energy, crystallization activation energy and thermal stability as a function of Li{sub 2}O content are reported. FTIR results revealed that the glassy matrix is composed of TeO{sub 3}, TeO{sub 3+1}, TeO{sub 4} units and ZnO{sub 4} structural units. The optical transmission studies revealed that the {lambda}{sub cutoff} wavelength and optical band gap energy (E{sub opt}) decreases with the addition and increase of Li{sub 2}O content while Urbach energy (E{sub 0}) and refractive index increases.

  8. Optical and shielding behavior studies of vanadium-doped lead borate glasses

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    Abdelghany, A. M.; ElBatal, H. A.; Marei, L. K.

    2012-01-01

    A glass sample of composition PbO 42.1%- B2O3 57.9 mol% B2O3 together with samples of the same composition doped with varying V2O5 contents was prepared via melt annealing technique. X-ray diffraction technique was applied to prove the amorphous nature of the prepared glasses. UV-visible absorption spectra were measured in the range 200-1500 nm before and after successive gamma irradiation, which were applied to evaluate optical properties, including direct and indirect optical energy band gaps before and after gamma irradiation. Undoped glass sample is observed to exhibit strong UV absorption; due to the combined contributions of absorption of both Pb2+ ions and trace iron impurities. The presence of V3+ ions together with the other vanadium valence states (V4+, V5+) was proved by the appearance of extra visible absorption bands. Infrared absorption spectra were measured in the range 4000-400 cm-1 which revealed the presence of both triangular and tetrahedral borate groups besides the sharing of lead ions.

  9. Optical properties of Dy3+ doped bismuth boro-tellurite glasses for WLED applications

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    Karthikeyan, P.; Marimuthu, K.

    2016-05-01

    The Dy3+ doped bismuth boro-tellurite glasses with the chemical composition (79.5-x) B2O3+xTeO2+10Bi2O3+10PbF2+0.5Dy2O3 (where x = 10, 20, 30 and 40 in wt%) have been prepared by melt quenching technique. The optical properties of the prepared glasses have been studied through absorption and emission spectral measurements. The bonding parameters, optical band gap energy, Urbach's energy and Judd-Ofelt (JO) intensity parameters (Ωλ, λ = 2, 4 and 6) were calculated from the absorption spectra. The radiative properties like transition probability (A), stimulated emission cross-section (σPE) and branching ratios (βR) were calculated from the emission spectra using JO theory. The strong emissions in the visible region, large stimulated emission cross-section and higher branching ratio values observed for the title glasses are found to be suitable for lasers and WLED applications.

  10. Sputter deposition of PZT piezoelectric films on thin glass substrates for adjustable x-ray optics.

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    Wilke, Rudeger H T; Johnson-Wilke, Raegan L; Cotroneo, Vincenzo; Davis, William N; Reid, Paul B; Schwartz, Daniel A; Trolier-McKinstry, Susan

    2013-05-10

    Piezoelectric PbZr(0.52)Ti(0.48)O(3) (PZT) thin films deposited on thin glass substrates have been proposed for adjustable optics in future x-ray telescopes. The light weight of these x-ray optics enables large collecting areas, while the capability to correct mirror figure errors with the PZT thin film will allow much higher imaging resolution than possible with conventional lightweight optics. However, the low strain temperature and flexible nature of the thin glass complicate the use of chemical-solution deposition due to warping of the substrate at typical crystallization temperatures for the PZT. RF magnetron sputtering enabled preparation of PZT films with thicknesses up to 3 μm on Schott D263 glass substrates with much less deformation. X-ray diffraction analysis indicated that the films crystallized with the perovskite phase and showed no indication of secondary phases. Films with 1 cm(2) electrodes exhibited relative permittivity values near 1100 and loss tangents below 0.05. In addition, the remanent polarization was 26 μC/cm(2) with coercive fields of 33 kV/cm. The transverse piezoelectric coefficient was as high as -6.1±0.6 C/m(2). To assess influence functions for the x-ray optics application, the piezoelectrically induced deflection of individual cells was measured and compared with finite-element-analysis calculations. The good agreement between the results suggests that actuation of PZT thin films can control mirror figure errors to a precision of about 5 nm, allowing sub-arcsecond imaging.

  11. Optical properties of Yb{sup 3+}-doped phosphate laser glasses

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    Venkatramu, V. [Department of Physics, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa 516 003 (India); Vijaya, R. [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517 502, Andhra Pradesh (India); Leon-Luis, S.F. [MALTA Consolider Team, Departamento de Fisica Fundamental y Experimental, Electronica y Sistemas, Universidad de La Laguna, E-38200 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain); Babu, P. [Department of Physics, Govt. Degree and P.G. College, Wanaparthy 509 103 (India); Jayasankar, C.K., E-mail: ckjaya@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517 502, Andhra Pradesh (India); Lavin, V. [MALTA Consolider Team, Departamento de Fisica Fundamental y Experimental, Electronica y Sistemas, Universidad de La Laguna, E-38200 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain); Instituto Universitario de Estudios Avanzados en Atomica, Molecular y Fotonica (IUdEA), Universidad de La Laguna, E-38200 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain); Dhareshwar, L.J. [Laser and Neutron Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085 (India)

    2011-04-21

    Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Research highlights: > The optical properties of Yb{sup 3+}-doped phosphate glasses exhibit better laser performance parameters. > The OH{sup -} concentration in glasses increases with increase of Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} concentration. > The quenching of lifetime is purely diffusion limited at lower Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} concentration. > The lifetime of {sup 2}F{sub 5/2} is proportional to inter-ionic distance between Yb{sup 3+} ions. - Abstract: Ytterbium-doped phosphate glasses have been prepared and studied their spectroscopic properties through absorption, emission and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectral studies and time-resolved luminescence decay curves. The absorption cross-section has been found to vary with the variation of Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} concentration. The results of the FTIR spectra show that the OH{sup -} content is increasing with increase of the Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} concentration in these glasses. The decay curves of the {sup 2}F{sub 5/2} level of Yb{sup 3+} ions exhibit a single exponential nature for all the concentrations. The lifetimes of the {sup 2}F{sub 5/2} level of Yb{sup 3+} ions decreases from 1.04 to 0.27 ms when the Yb{sub 2}O{sub 3} concentration is increased from 0.1 to 6.0 mol%. The quenching of lifetimes has been found to vary directly with the inter-ionic distance between the Yb{sup 3+} ions. The concentration quenching of the lifetime has been analyzed using different energy transfer processes and no evidence of cooperative luminescence of Yb{sup 3+} ions has been found in these glasses, which reveals that the present glasses are useful for photonic device applications. The laser performance properties have also been evaluated for these glasses and compared with those of other reported Yb{sup 3+}-doped glass systems.

  12. Optical absorption and fluorescence properties of Er3+ in sodium borate glass

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    Y C Ratnakaram; J Lakshmi; R P S Chakradhar

    2005-08-01

    Spectroscopic properties of Er3+ ions in sodium borate glass have been studied. The indirect and direct optical band gaps (opt) and energy level parameters (Racah (1, 2 and 3), spin-orbit (4f) and configurational interaction ()) are evaluated. Spectral intensities for various absorption bands of Er3+ doped sodium borate glass are calculated. Using Judd–Ofelt intensity parameters (2, 4, 6), radiative transition probabilities (), branching ratios () and integrated absorption cross sections ( ) are reported for certain transitions. The radiative lifetimes (R) for different excited states are estimated. From the fluorescence spectra, the emission cross section (p) for the transition, ${}^{4}I_{13/2} \\rightarrow {}^{4}I_{15/2}$ is reported.

  13. Optical properties of the glass composites with nanofilms: the relationship to the dispersed phase of sol

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    A.B. Atkarskaya

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available It has been found that the particles size, volume fraction of the film-forming sol disperse phase, the pack-density of the particles in the layer, affect the optical properties of nanodimensional films and composites consisting of a glass substrate coated with the surface film. The threshold energy density of the laser ablation destruction of the films being components of the composites also depends largely on the state of the sol dispersed phase. This value needed for the ablation under the laser radiation with nanosecond pulse duration was found to increase with the dispersed phase particles pack-density in the layer. Moreover, this value increased with the particle size and decreased as the fraction by volume of that phase and particles pack-density rose when using microsecond pulse duration. These relationships are due to low thickness and density of the nanofilm, and as a result the laser beam interacted practically with the dense glass substrate.

  14. Patterning linear and nonlinear optical properties of photosensitive glasses by femtosecond structured light.

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    Mishchik, Konstantin; Petit, Yannick; Brasselet, Etienne; Royon, Arnaud; Cardinal, Thierry; Canioni, Lionel

    2015-01-15

    We report on structured light-induced femtosecond direct laser writing (DLW) under tight focusing in non-commercial silver-containing zinc phosphate glass, which leads to original patterns of fluorescent silver clusters. These fluorescence topologies show unique features of frustrated diffusion of charged species, giving rise to distorted silver cluster spatial distributions. Fluorescence and second harmonic generation correlative microscopy demonstrate the realization of structured light-induced direct laser poling, resulting from a laser-induced permanent and stable electric field buried inside the modified glass. Thus, structured light-induced DLW remarkably enables both linear and nonlinear patterning. This work highlights the interest of optical phase engineering to obtain nontrivial beam profiles and subsequent photo-induced patterns that cannot be reached under Gaussian beam irradiation.

  15. Enhancement of nonlinear optical properties of compounds of silica glass and metallic nanoparticle

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    GHARAATI A; KAMALDAR A

    2016-06-01

    The aim of this paper is to introduce a method for enhancing the nonlinear optical properties in silica glass by using metallic nanoparticles. First, the T-matrix method is developed to calculate the effective dielectric constant for the compound of silica glass and metallic nanoparticles, both of which possess nonlinear dielectric constants. In the second step, the Maxwell–Garnetttheory is exploited to replace the spherical nanoparticles with cylindrical and ellipsoidal ones, facilitating the calculation of the third-order nonlinear effective susceptibility for a degenerate four-wave mixing case. The results are followed by numerical computations for silver, copper and gold nanoparticles. It is shown, graphically, that the maximum and minimum of the real part of thereflection coefficient for nanoparticles of silver occurs in smaller wavelengths compared to that of copper and gold. Further, it is found that spherical nanoparticles exhibit greater figure-of-merit compared to those with cylindrical or ellipsoidal geometries.

  16. Optical properties of bismuth-doped SiO2- or GeO2-based glass core optical fibers

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    Firstova, Elena G

    2015-01-01

    A detailed study of optical properties of bismuth-doped fibers based on SiO2 and GeO2 glasses containing no other dopants has been carried out. To provide important information about spectroscopic properties of IR bismuth-related active centers (BAC) the excitation-emission fluorescence spectra for a spectral region of 220-2000 nm have been measured. The obtained three-dimensional spectra have been presented for different host glass compositions: silicate, germanate, aluminosilicate and phosphosilicate. Energy-level configuration and main radiative transitions associated with BACs in GeO2 and SiO2 glasses have been revealed. Fluorescence lifetime analysis of the basic radiative transitions of BAC have been carried out. It has been shown that the energy-level schemes of BAC-Si and BAC-Ge (BAC associated with silicon and germanium, respectively) are similar, corresponding BAC-Ge energy levels lying 10-16% lower than those of BAC-Si. It has been determined that BAC-Si, BAC-Ge and BAC-Si, BAC-P can exist simultan...

  17. Electron spin resonance and optical absorption spectroscopic studies of Cu{sup 2+} ions in aluminium lead borate glasses

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    SivaRamaiah, G., E-mail: gsivaram7@yahoo.co.in [Department of Physics, Government College for Men, Kadapa 516004 (India); LakshmanaRao, J., E-mail: jlrao46@yahoo.co.in [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517502 (India)

    2013-02-25

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It is for the first time to study optical absorption and EPR in these glasses. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The thermal properties are new and interesting in this glass system. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It is for the first time to report three optical bands for Cu{sup 2+} in oxide glasses. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The interesting optical results are due to excellent sample preparation. - Abstract: Electron Spin Resonance and optical absorption spectral studies of Cu{sup 2+} ions in 5 Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} + 75 B{sub 2}O{sub 3} + (20-z) PbO + z CuO (where z = 0.1-1.5 mol.% of CuO) glasses have been reported. The EPR spectra of all the glasses show resonance signals characteristic of Cu{sup 2+} ions at both room and low temperatures. The number of spins and Gibbs energy were calculated at different concentrations and temperatures. From the plot of the ratio of logarithmic number of spins and absolute temperature and the reciprocal of absolute temperature, the entropy and enthalpy have been evaluated. The optical absorption spectra of all the glasses exhibit three bands and these bands have been assigned to {sup 2}B{sub 1g} {yields} {sup 2}E{sub g}, {sup 2}B{sub 1g} {yields} {sup 2}B{sub 2g}, and {sup 2}B{sub 1g} {yields} {sup 2}A{sub 1g} transitions in the decreasing order of energy. It is for the first time to observe three optical absorption bands for Cu{sup 2+} ions in oxide glasses. Such type of results is due to excellent sample preparation. From the EPR and optical absorption spectroscopies data, the molecular orbital coefficients have been evaluated.

  18. 2 μm mid-infrared optical spectra of Tm~(3+)-doped germanium gallate glasses

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    XIA Haiping; LIN Qiongfei; ZHANG Jianli; ZHANG Qinyuan

    2009-01-01

    Glasses with the composition of 65GeO_2-12Ga_2O_3-10BaO-8Li_2O-5La_2O_3(molar ratio) doped with 1.526 wt.%, 3.006 wt.%, 5.836 wt.%, 11.028 wt.%, and 15.678 wt.% Tm2O3, respectively, were fabricated by conventional melting method. According to the absorption spectra and the Judd-Ofelt theory, the J-O strength parameters (Ω_2,Ω_4,Ω_6) were calculated, with which the radiative transition probabilities,branching ratios and radiative lifetimes were obtained. The infrared emission spectra (with 808 nm LD excitation) at~1.47 and~1.8 μm of various concentrations of Tm3+-doped glasses were studied. The emission intensity at~1.8 μm reached to the maximum when the Tm2O3-doping concentration was near to be~3.006 wt.% (1.0 mol.%), and then decreased as doping concentration increased further. The mechanism of the fluorescence intensity change was explained with the cross-relaxation effect and the concentration quenching effect of Tm~(3+). Meanwhile, according to McCumber theory, the absorption and emission cross-sections corresponding to the ~3F_4→~3H_6 transitions of Tm~(3+) at 1.8 μm was obtained. For Tm3+-doped germanate glasses, the maximum emission cross-section reached a value higher than that re-ported for fluorozircoaluminate glasses. It is expected to be a favorable candidate host for~2.0 μm mid-inflated laser because the glass shows favorable optical spectra.

  19. 2 μm mid-infrared optical spectra of Tm3+-doped germanium gallate glasses

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    XIA; Haiping

    2009-01-01

    Glasses with the composition of 65GeO212Ga2O3-10BaO-8Li2O-5La2O3(molar ratio) doped with 1.526 wt.%, 3.006 wt.%, 5.836 wt.%, 11.028 wt.%, and 15.678 wt.% Tm2O3, respectively, were fabricated by conventional melting method. According to the absorption spectra and the Judd-Ofelt theory, the J-O strength parameters (Ω2,Ω4, Ω6) were calculated, with which the radiative transition probabilities,branching ratios and radiative lifetimes were obtained. The infrared emission spectra (with 808 nm LD excitation) at~1.47 and~1.8 μm of various concentrations of Tm3+-doped glasses were studied. The emission intensity at~1.8 μm reached to the maximum when the Tm2O3-doping concentration was near to be~3.006 wt.% (1.0 mol.%), and then decreased as doping concentration increased further. The mechanism of the fluorescence intensity change was explained with the cross-relaxation effect and the concentration quenching effect of Tm3+. Meanwhile, according to McCumber theory, the absorption and emission cross-sections corresponding to the 3F4→3H6 transitions of Tm3+ at 1.8 μm was obtained. For Tm3+-doped germanate glasses, the maximum emission cross-section reached a value higher than that re-ported for fluorozircoaluminate glasses. It is expected to be a favorable candidate host for~2.0 μm mid-inflated laser because the glass shows favorable optical spectra.

  20. Effect of Co{sup 60} {gamma}-irradiation on the optical properties of As-Ge-S glasses

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    Balitska, V.; Golovchak, R.; Kovalskiy, A.; Shpotyuk, O.I. [Lviv Scientific Research Institute of Materials of Scientific Research Company ' Carat' , Stryjska str. 202, Lviv UA-79031 (Ukraine); Skordeva, E. [Institute of Solid State Physics of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Tzarigradsko Chaussee 72, Sofia 1784 (Bulgaria)

    2003-10-01

    The influence of Co{sup 60} {gamma}-irradiation on the optical properties of chalcogenide semiconducting glasses from As{sub 2}S{sub 3}-Ge{sub 2}S{sub 3} cut-section is analyzed taking into account the accompanying spontaneous thermal annealing of the samples in the irradiation chamber. It is established that essential thermal heating of the investigated glasses during high-doses irradiation leads to the rough changes in compositional dependences of radiation-induced total (unrelaxed) and static (relaxed) optical effects. An attempt to describe dose dependence of the observed optical changes is made on the basis of stretched-exponential relaxation function.

  1. Electron Spin Resonance and optical absorption spectroscopic studies of manganese centers in aluminium lead borate glasses

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    SivaRamaiah, G.; LakshmanaRao, J.

    2012-12-01

    Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) and optical absorption studies of 5Al2O3 + 75H3BO3 + (20-x)PbO + xMnSO4 (where x = 0.5, 1,1.5 and 2 mol% of MnSO4) glasses at room temperature have been studied. The ESR spectrum of all the glasses exhibits resonance signals with effective isotropic g values at ≈2.0, 3.3 and 4.3. The ESR resonance signal at isotropic g ≈ 2.0 has been attributed to Mn2+ centers in an octahedral symmetry. The ESR resonance signals at isotropic g ≈ 3.3 and 4.3 have been attributed to the rhombic symmetry of the Mn2+ ions. The zero-field splitting parameter (zfs) has been calculated from the intensities of the allowed hyperfine lines. The optical absorption spectrum exhibits an intense band in the visible region and it has been attributed to 5Eg → 5T2g transition of Mn3+centers in an octahedral environment. The optical band gap and the Urbach energies have been calculated from the ultraviolet absorption edges.

  2. Laser patterning of nonlinear optical Bi2ZnB2O7 crystal lines in glass

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    Takayuki eKomatsu

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Bi2O3-based glasses are very attractive from the viewpoints of low-melting, high refractive index and crystallization, and the research on their glasses and glass-ceramics is at the frontiers of glass science and technology. Nonlinear optical Bi2ZnB2O7 crystal lines with a high orientation were patterned in 3Sm2O3-30.3Bi2O3-33.3ZnO-33.3B2O3 glass by using a laser-induced crystallization technique. It was confirmed from transmission electron microscope observations that crystals were formed in the inside of the glass, i.e., at the beneath of 4 micro-meter from the surface, although lasers (Yb:YVO4 laser with a wavelength of 1080 nm were focused at the glass surface. A new potential for optical device applications was added in Bi2O3-based glasses from the present study.

  3. Effect of Bi2O3 on structural, optical, and other physical properties of semiconducting zinc vanadate glasses

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    Punia, R.; Kundu, R. S.; Hooda, J.; Dhankhar, S.; Dahiya, Sajjan; Kishore, N.

    2011-08-01

    Zinc bismuth vanadate glasses with compositions 50V2O5-xBi2O3-(50-x) ZnO have been prepared using a conventional melt-quenching method and the solubility limit of Bi2O3 in zinc vanadate glass system has been investigated using x-ray diffraction. Density has been measured using Archimedes' principle; molar volume (Vm) and crystalline volumes (Vc) have also been estimated. With an increase in Bi2O3 content, there is an increase in density and molar volume of the glass samples. The glass transition temperature (Tg) and Hurby coefficient (Kgl) have been determined using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and are observed to increase with increase in Bi2O3 content (i.e., x), up to x = 15, thereby indicating the structural modifications and increased thermal stability of zinc vanadate glasses on addition of Bi2O3. FTIR spectra have been recorded and the analysis of FTIR shows that the structure depends upon the Bi2O3 content in the glass compositions. On addition of Bi2O3 into the zinc vanadate system, the structure of V2O5 changes from VO4 tetrahedral to VO5 trigonal bi-pyramid configuration. The optical parameters have been calculated by using spectroscopic ellipsometry for bulk oxide glasses (perhaps used first time for bulk glasses) and optical bandgap energy is found to increase with increase in Bi2O3 content.

  4. Optical enhancement of phosphor-converted wLEDs using glass beads

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    Güner, Tuğrul; Şentürk, Ufuk; Demir, Mustafa M.

    2017-10-01

    YAG:Ce3+ is a yellow-source compound commonly used in phosphor conversion layers for direct coating or remote phosphor configurations in LED illumination. This material, however, suffers from a high correlated color temperature, and low color-rendering index due to its deficiency in the red spectrum. In this study, glass beads (GB) with an average particle diameter of 10 μm were introduced to the conversion layer of a YAG:Ce3+ particulate-filled polydimethylsiloxane matrix composite structure and found to improve the optical features of the resulting composite.

  5. Optical properties of lead borate glasses containing Dy{sup 3+} ions

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    Pisarska, Joanna [Department of Materials Science, Silesian University of Technology, Krasinskiego 8, 40-019 Katowice (Poland)], E-mail: Joanna.Pisarska@polsl.pl

    2009-07-15

    Optical properties of lead borate glasses containing Dy{sup 3+} ions were examined using absorption and luminescence measurements and theoretical calculations based on the Judd-Ofelt framework and the Inokuti-Hirayama model. The luminescence spectra show two characteristic bands at 480 and 573 nm, which are due to {sup 4}F{sub 9/2}-{sup 6}H{sub 15/2} (blue) and {sup 4}F{sub 9/2}-{sup 6}H{sub 13/2} (yellow) transitions of trivalent Dy{sup 3+} ions. The yellow/blue luminescence and its decay were analyzed as a function of activator concentration.

  6. Synthesis and optical characterization of LiKB4O7, Li2B6O10, and LiCsB6O10 glasses

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    Adamiv, V.; Teslyuk, I.; Dyachok, Ya.; Romanyuk, G.; Krupych, O.; Mys, O.; Martynyuk-Lototska, I.; Burak, Ya.; Vlokh, R.

    2010-10-01

    In the current work we report on the synthesis of LiKB4O7, Li2B6O10, and LiCsB6O10 borate glasses. The results for their piezo-optic, acousto-optic, acoustic, elastic, refractive, optical transmission, and optical resistance properties are also presented. It is shown that some of these glasses represent efficient acousto-optic materials that are transparent down to the vacuum ultraviolet range and highly resistant to laser radiation.

  7. Synthesis and optical characterization of LiKB4O7, Li2B6O10, and LiCsB6O10 glasses.

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    Adamiv, V; Teslyuk, I; Dyachok, Ya; Romanyuk, G; Krupych, O; Mys, O; Martynyuk-Lototska, I; Burak, Ya; Vlokh, R

    2010-10-01

    In the current work we report on the synthesis of LiKB(4)O(7), Li(2)B(6)O(10), and LiCsB(6)O(10) borate glasses. The results for their piezo-optic, acousto-optic, acoustic, elastic, refractive, optical transmission, and optical resistance properties are also presented. It is shown that some of these glasses represent efficient acousto-optic materials that are transparent down to the vacuum ultraviolet range and highly resistant to laser radiation.

  8. Transverse writing of three-dimensional tubular optical waveguides in glass with slit-shaped femtosecond laser beams

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    Liao, Yang; Wang, Peng; Chu, Wei; Wang, Zhaohui; Qiao, Lingling; Cheng, Ya

    2016-01-01

    We report on fabrication of tubular optical waveguides buried in ZBLAN glass based on transverse femtosecond laser direct writing. Irradiation in ZBLAN with focused femtosecond laser pulses leads to decrease of refractive index in the modified region. Tubular optical waveguides of variable mode areas are fabricated by forming the four sides of the cladding with slit-shaped femtosecond laser pulses, ensuring single mode waveguiding with a mode field dimension compatible with direct coupling to single-mode optical fibers.

  9. Testing of Piezo-Actuated Glass Micro-Membranes by Optical Low-Coherence Reflectometry

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    Sabina Merlo

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available In this work, we have applied optical low-coherence reflectometry (OLCR, implemented with infra-red light propagating in fiberoptic paths, to perform static and dynamic analyses on piezo-actuated glass micro-membranes. The actuator was fabricated by means of thin-film piezoelectric MEMS technology and was employed for modifying the micro-membrane curvature, in view of its application in micro-optic devices, such as variable focus micro-lenses. We are here showing that OLCR incorporating a near-infrared superluminescent light emitting diode as the read-out source is suitable for measuring various parameters such as the micro-membrane optical path-length, the membrane displacement as a function of the applied voltage (yielding the piezo-actuator hysteresis as well as the resonance curve of the fundamental vibration mode. The use of an optical source with short coherence-time allows performing interferometric measurements without spurious resonance effects due to multiple parallel interfaces of highly planar slabs, furthermore selecting the plane/layer to be monitored. We demonstrate that the same compact and flexible setup can be successfully employed to perform spot optical measurements for static and dynamic characterization of piezo-MEMS in real time.

  10. Testing of Piezo-Actuated Glass Micro-Membranes by Optical Low-Coherence Reflectometry.

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    Merlo, Sabina; Poma, Paolo; Crisà, Eleonora; Faralli, Dino; Soldo, Marco

    2017-02-25

    In this work, we have applied optical low-coherence reflectometry (OLCR), implemented with infra-red light propagating in fiberoptic paths, to perform static and dynamic analyses on piezo-actuated glass micro-membranes. The actuator was fabricated by means of thin-film piezoelectric MEMS technology and was employed for modifying the micro-membrane curvature, in view of its application in micro-optic devices, such as variable focus micro-lenses. We are here showing that OLCR incorporating a near-infrared superluminescent light emitting diode as the read-out source is suitable for measuring various parameters such as the micro-membrane optical path-length, the membrane displacement as a function of the applied voltage (yielding the piezo-actuator hysteresis) as well as the resonance curve of the fundamental vibration mode. The use of an optical source with short coherence-time allows performing interferometric measurements without spurious resonance effects due to multiple parallel interfaces of highly planar slabs, furthermore selecting the plane/layer to be monitored. We demonstrate that the same compact and flexible setup can be successfully employed to perform spot optical measurements for static and dynamic characterization of piezo-MEMS in real time.

  11. Glass-forming Ability and Chemical Stability of Mag-neto-optical Glass Heavily Doped with Rare Earth Oxide

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    YIN Hairong; ZHANG Chunxiang; LIU Liying; CHEN Guoping; TANG Baojun

    2009-01-01

    The glass-forming region of B_2O_3-Al_2O_3-SiO_2(BAS)glass heavily doped with rare earth oxides was investigated by an effective method,and the chemical stability was investigated by powder method.Influences of rare earth oxides on the glass-forming ability and the chemical stability of the BAS glass were also discussed.The experimental results show that the BAS glass-forming re-gion expands firstly with the increase of the Tb_2O_3 content up to 30mol%and then shrinks.The acid-resistant capacity of the BAS glass doped with rare earth oxides is the lowest,the water-resistant capacity is secondary,and the alkali-resistant capacity is the best.Besides,the glass chemical stability can be improved by doping appropriate amount of rare earth oxides.Moreover,the stronger the ionic polarization ability of the rare earth ions is,the better the chemical stability of the BAS glass will be.

  12. Investigations on optical properties of Sm{sup 3+} ion doped boro-phosphate glasses

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    Vijayakumar, R.; Suthanthirakumar, P.; Karthikeyan, P.; Marimuthu, K., E-mail: mari-ram2000@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram – 624302 (India)

    2015-06-24

    The Sm{sup 3+} doped Boro-phosphate glasses with the chemical composition 60H{sub 3}BO{sub 3}+20Li{sub 2}CO{sub 3}+10ZnO+(10−x) H{sub 6}NO{sub 4}P+xSm{sub 2}O{sub 3} (where x= 0.1, 0.5, 1 and 2 in wt%) have been prepared by melt quenching technique. The prepared glasses were characterized through optical absorption and luminescence spectral measurements. The band gap energies corresponding to the direct and indirect allowed transitions and the Urbach’s energy values were estimated from the absorption spectra. Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters have been derived to predict the radiative properties of the various emission transitions. In order to identify the emission color of the prepared glasses, the emission intensities were analyzed using CIE 1931 color chromaticity diagram. The energy transfer process takes place between Sm{sup 3+}−Sm{sup 3+} ions through cross-relaxation mechanism have also been investigated and the results were discussed and reported.

  13. Asymptotic solutions of glass temperature profiles during steady optical fibre drawing

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    Taroni, M.

    2013-03-12

    In this paper we derive realistic simplified models for the high-speed drawing of glass optical fibres via the downdraw method that capture the fluid dynamics and heat transport in the fibre via conduction, convection and radiative heating. We exploit the small aspect ratio of the fibre and the relative orders of magnitude of the dimensionless parameters that characterize the heat transfer to reduce the problem to one- or two-dimensional systems via asymptotic analysis. The resulting equations may be readily solved numerically and in many cases admit exact analytic solutions. The systematic asymptotic breakdown presented is used to elucidate the relative importance of furnace temperature profile, convection, surface radiation and conduction in each portion of the furnace and the role of each in controlling the glass temperature. The models derived predict many of the qualitative features observed in real industrial processes, such as the glass temperature profile within the furnace and the sharp transition in fibre thickness. The models thus offer a desirable route to quick scenario testing, providing valuable practical information about the dependencies of the solution on the parameters and the dominant heat-transport mechanism. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

  14. Structural, mechanical and optical studies on ultrafast laser inscribed chalcogenide glass waveguide

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    Ayiriveetil, Arunbabu; Varma, G. Sreevidya; Chaturvedi, Abhishek; Sabapathy, Tamilarasan; Ramamurty, Upadrasta; Asokan, Sundarrajan

    2017-04-01

    Multi-scan waveguides have been inscribed in GeS2 glass sample with different pulse energies and translation speeds. Mechanical and structural changes on GeS2 binary glass in response to irradiation to 1047 nm femto-second laser pulses have been investigated. The optical characterization of these waveguides has been done at 1550 nm of laser wavelength and the material response to laser exposure is characterized by both nanoindentation studies and micro-Raman spectroscopy. Nanoindentation investigations show a decrease in hardness (H) and elastic modulus (E) upon laser irradiation. The change in E and H are found to be varying with the translational speed, pulse energy and hence the net-fluence at the sample. These changes are correlated with variations in the Raman response of photo-exposed glass which is interpreted in terms of structural modifications made by the laser inscriptions to the glassy network. The mechanical behavior and local structural changes on waveguide writing is found to be dependent on net-fluence and it is correlated with the preparation conditions like melt temperature and cooling rate.

  15. Nonlinear absorption and optical limiting in Duran glass induced by 800 nm femtosecond laser pulses

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    Jamshidi-Ghaleh, Kazem [Department of Physics, Azerbaijan University of Tarbiat Moallem, Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mansour, Nastaran [Department of Physics, Shahi Beheshti University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2007-01-21

    Nonlinear absorption of Duran glass by irradiation of a focused 200 fs pulsed laser were investigated using the z-scan technique at 800 nm. Optical limiting behaviour in this glass has also been measured. The limiting threshold was measured to 33 {mu}J pulse energy (peak intensity of 2.4 x 10{sup 12} W cm{sup -2}) in this sample. The decrease in transmitted intensity is around 75% compared with the theoretical linear transmission for incident pulses pulse energies 320 {mu}J (peak intensity of 5 x 10{sup 12} W cm{sup -2}). A comparison of the theoretical analyses with the experimental results shows that three-photon absorption and three-photon generated free-carrier absorption within the glasses are the main mechanisms for the observed nonlinear response. The values of the three-photon absorption coefficient and the photo-generated free-carrier cross section are measured as {gamma} = 2 x 10{sup -24}cm{sup 3} W{sup -2} and {sigma} = 1.2 x 10{sup -18} cm{sup 2}, respectively.

  16. Optical characteristics of silicon nanowires grown from tin catalyst layers on silicon coated glass

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    Ball, Jeremy

    2012-08-20

    The optical characteristics of silicon nanowires grown on Si layers on glass have been modeled using the FDTD (Finite Difference Time Domain) technique and compared with experimental results. The wires were grown by the VLS (vapour-liquid-solid) method using Sn catalyst layers and exhibit a conical shape. The resulting measured and modeled absorption, reflectance and transmittance spectra have been investigated as a function of the thickness of the underlying Si layer and the initial catalyst layer, the latter having a strong influence on wire density. High levels of absorption (>90% in the visible wavelength range) and good agreement between the modeling and experiment have been observed when the nanowires have a relatively high density of ∼4 wires/μ m2. The experimental and modeled results diverge for samples with a lower density of wire growth. The results are discussed along with some implications for solar cell fabrication. © 2012 Optical Society of America.

  17. Control of femtosecond multi-filamentation in glass by designable patterned optical fields

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    Li, Ping-Ping; Cai, Meng-Qiang; Lü, Jia-Qi; Wang, Dan; Liu, Gui-Geng; Qian, Sheng-Xia; Li, Yongnan; Tu, Chenghou; Wang, Hui-Tian

    2016-12-01

    We present a scheme for realizing femtosecond multi-filamentation with designable quantity and locations of filaments, based on the control of multi-focal spots formed by patterned optical fields (POFs) composed of multiple individual optical fields (IOFs). A computer-controlled spatial light modulator is used to engineer the POFs. In particular, we introduce a blazed phase grating in any IOF, which increases a degree of freedom, making the engineering of multi-focal spots becomes more flexible. We achieve experimentally the aim controlling femtosecond multi-filamentation in a K9 glass. Our scheme has great flexibility and convenience in controlling the multi-filamentation in quantity and locations of filaments and strength of interaction between filaments.

  18. Control of femtosecond multi-filamentation in glass by designable patterned optical fields

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    Ping-Ping Li

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available We present a scheme for realizing femtosecond multi-filamentation with designable quantity and locations of filaments, based on the control of multi-focal spots formed by patterned optical fields (POFs composed of multiple individual optical fields (IOFs. A computer-controlled spatial light modulator is used to engineer the POFs. In particular, we introduce a blazed phase grating in any IOF, which increases a degree of freedom, making the engineering of multi-focal spots becomes more flexible. We achieve experimentally the aim controlling femtosecond multi-filamentation in a K9 glass. Our scheme has great flexibility and convenience in controlling the multi-filamentation in quantity and locations of filaments and strength of interaction between filaments.

  19. A Microsystem Based on Porous Silicon-Glass Anodic Bonding for Gas and Liquid Optical Sensing

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    Ivo Rendina

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available We have recently presented an integrated silicon-glass opto-chemical sensor forlab-on-chip applications, based on porous silicon and anodic bonding technologies. In thiswork, we have optically characterized the sensor response on exposure to vapors of severalorganic compounds by means of reflectivity measurements. The interaction between theporous silicon, which acts as transducer layer, and the organic vapors fluxed into the glasssealed microchamber, is preserved by the fabrication process, resulting in optical pathincrease, due to the capillary condensation of the vapors into the pores. Using theBruggemann theory, we have calculated the filled pores volume for each substance. Thesensor dynamic has been described by time-resolved measurements: due to the analysischamber miniaturization, the response time is only of 2 s. All these results have beencompared with data acquired on the same PSi structure before the anodic bonding process.

  20. Fabrication of Rare Earth-Doped Transparent Glass Ceramic Optical Fibers by Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition

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    Blanc, Wilfried; Nguyen, Luan; Bhaktha, S N B; Sebbah, Patrick; Pal, Bishnu P; Dussardier, Bernard

    2011-01-01

    Rare earth (RE) doped silica-based optical fibers with transparent glass ceramic (TGC) core was fabricated through the well-known modified chemical vapor deposition (MCVD) process without going through the commonly used stage of post-ceramming. The main characteristics of the RE-doped oxyde nanoparticles namely, their density and mean diameter in the fibers are dictated by the concentration of alkaline earth element used as phase separating agent. Magnesium and erbium co-doped fibers were fabricated. Optical transmission in term of loss due to scattering as well as some spectroscopic characteristics of the erbium ions was studied. For low Mg content, nano-scale particles could be grown with and relatively low scattering losses were obtained, whereas large Mg-content causes the growth of larger particles resulting in much higher loss. However in the latter case, certain interesting alteration of the spectroscopic properties of the erbium ions were observed. These initial studies should be useful in incorporati...

  1. Surface plasmon assisted optical nonlinearities of uniformly oriented metal nano-ellipsoids in glass.

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    Mohan, Sabitha; Lange, Jens; Graener, Heinrich; Seifert, Gerhard

    2012-12-17

    The nonlinear optical properties of nanocomposites consisting of non-spherical silver nanoparticles in glass matrix have been studied using the femtosecond Z-scan technique. The spheroidal nanoparticles were uniformly oriented along a common direction. By polarization sensitive studies, longitudinal and transverse plasmon resonances can be addressed separately. A sign reversal in optical nonlinearity from negative to positive is observed while switching the light interaction from near to non-resonant regime, which can be done by simply rotating the light polarization by 90°. Studying samples with different aspect ratio, we obtained the dispersion of third-order nonlinearity in the near-resonant regime, showing an enhancement of the nonlinear processes by more than two orders of magnitude due to the electric field enhancement at the surface plasmon resonance.

  2. Optical Properties of Li2B4O7 Glasses Doped with Rare-Earths and Transition Metal Ions

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    2001-01-01

    K.P. O’Donnell, B. Henderson and D. Hollis, " Disorder and the optical spectroscopy of Cr 3+- doped glasses: II. Glasses with high and low ligand...ions in oxide compounds", Fiz. Tw. Tela, 31(1), pp. 243-249, 1989. 11. W. Chen, J.O. Maim, V. Zwiller, Y. Huang, S. Liu, R. Wallenberg , J.O. Bovin and L

  3. Raman spectroscopy of femtosecond laser written low propagation loss optical waveguides in Schott N-SF8 glass

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    Sotillo, B.; Chiappini, A.; Bharadwaj, V.; Ramos, M.; Fernandez, T. T.; Rampini, S.; Ferrari, M.; Ramponi, R.; Fernández, P.; Gholipour, B.; Soci, C.; Eaton, S. M.

    2017-10-01

    We have performed high repetition rate femtosecond laser bulk modification of TiO2-SiO2 based glass (Schott N-SF8 glass), leading to a decrease in the refractive index near the focal volume. From μRaman and X-ray microanalysis we have associated the decrease in the refractive index to a volume expansion due to glass network modifications induced by the laser irradiation. By writing two lines close together we have been able to confine the optical mode and obtain propagation losses of 0.7 dB/cm in the near infrared.

  4. Preparation of AgCl Nano-Crystal Embedded Tellurite Nonlinear Optical Glasses under Electric Field Accompanied Heat Treatment

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    Jian LIN; Wenhai HUANG; Bofang LI; Chong JIN; Changcheng LIU; Shuhua LEI; Zhenrong SUN

    2008-01-01

    The quantum effect of nano-crystals is an important factor to improve nonlinear optical performance of nano-crystal embedded glasses,while controlling the size distribution and content of nano-crystals in the glass accurately is a key to obtain good quality.The auxiliary direct current electric field,accompanied with heat treatment,was applied on AgCl containing niobic tellurite glass sheet.The nucleation and crystallization of the glass were well controlled under auxiliary electric field.It was found that the average size of AgCl nano-crystal particles in the glass is smaller than that under single heat treatment,and the content of nano-crystals is higher.Therefore the third-order nonlinear optical performance of the glass was increased a lot.The local-area distributed AgCl nano-crystal particles can also be embedded into a glass sheet by using locally applied electric field.

  5. Effects of Nb2O5 on thermal stability and optical properties of Er3+-doped tellurite glasses

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    Zhao Chun; Zhang Qin-Yuan; Pan Yue-Xiao; Jiang Zhong-Hong

    2006-01-01

    Er3+-doped tellurite glasses with molar compositions of xNb2O5 - (14.7 - x)Na2O-10ZnO-SK2O-10GeO2-60TeO2-0.3Er2O3 (x = 0, 3, 5, 7 and 9) have been investigated for developing 1.5 μm fibre and planar amplifiers. The effects of Nb2O5 on the thermal stability and optical properties of Er3+-doped tellurite glasses have been discussed.It is noted that the incorporation of Nb2O5 (x=5) increases the thermal stability of tellurite glasses significantly.Er3+-doped niobium tellurite glasses exhibit a large stimulated emission cross-section (7.2×10-21 - 10.7×10-21 cm2)and the gain bandwidth, FWHM×σepeak (274×10-28 -480×10-28 cm3), which are significantly higher than that of silicate and phosphate glasses. In addition, the intensity of upconversion luminescence of the Er3+-doped niobium tellurite glasses decreases rapidly with increasing Nb2O5 content. As a result, Er3+-doped niobium tellurite glasses might be a potential candidate for developing laser or optical amplifier devices.

  6. Structural, optical, physical and electrical properties of V2O5.SrO.B2O3 glasses.

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    Sindhu, S; Sanghi, S; Agarwal, A; Seth, V P; Kishore, N

    2006-05-01

    The present work aims to study the structure and variation of optical band gap, density and dc electrical conductivity in vanadium strontium borate glasses. The glass systems xV2O5.(40-x)SrO.60B2O3 and xV2O5.(60-x)B2O3.40SrO with x varying from 0 to 20 mol% were prepared by normal melt quench technique. Structural studies were made by recording IR transmission spectra. The fundamental absorption edge for all the glasses was analyzed in terms of the theory proposed by Davis and Mott. The position of absorption edge and hence the value of the optical band gap was found to depend on the semiconducting glass composition. The absorption in these glasses is believed to be associated with indirect transitions. The origin of Urbach energy is associated with the phonon-assisted indirect transitions. The change in both density and molar volume was discussed in terms of the structural modifications that take place in the glass matrix on addition of V2O5. dc conductivity of the glass systems is also reported. The change of conductivity and activation energy with composition indicates that the conduction process varies from ionic to polaronic one.

  7. Influence of MgO on structure and optical properties of alumino-lithium-phosphate glasses

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    Jlassi, I.; Elhouichet, H.; Ferid, M.

    2016-07-01

    MgO doped lithium alumino phosphate glasses (PLA: P2O5+Li2O+Al2O3+MgO) were prepared by melt quenching technique. Raman spectra display three significant peaks at 698, 1164 and 1383 cm-1 attributed to: symmetric stretching vibrations of the bridging oxygen (BO) in the P-O-P chains, symmetric stretching vibrations of the PO2 groups, and the asymmetric vibrations vas(PO2) of the non-bridging oxygen (NBO) atoms, respectively. Also, the density, molar volumes and ion concentration have been discussed and correlated with the structural changes within the glassy matrix. Some optical constants such as refractive index and dispersion parameters (Eo: single-oscillator energy and Ed: dispersive energy) of the glasses were determined. Finally, the values of the optical band gap for direct and indirect allowed transitions have been determined from the absorption edge studies. It is deduced that the values of Eopt increase with increasing MgO content. It was assigned to structural changes induced from the formation of non-bridging oxygen. The Urbach energy (ΔE) was found to decrease from 0.578 to 0.339 eV with increasing MgO content from 0.5 to 2 mol.

  8. Porous wall hollow glass microsphere as an optical microresonator for chemical vapor detection

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    Wang, Hanzheng; Yuan, Lei; Kim, Cheol-Woon; Pienkowski, Edward; Xiao, Hai

    2012-02-01

    Optical microresonators have been proven effective for developing sensitive chemical and biological sensors by monitoring the changes in refractive index or mass near the resonator surface. The rotationally symmetric structures support high quality (Q) whispering gallery modes (WGMs) that interact with the local environment through the evanescent field. The long photon lifetime of the high-Q resonator (thus the long light-material interaction path) is the key reason that a microresonator can achieve very high sensitivity in detection. In this paper, we present our recent research on using porous wall hollow glass microsphere (PW-HGM) as an optical microresonator for chemical vapor detection. The diameter of the PW-HGM ranges from 10μm to 100μm. The wall thickness is about 2μm and the pore size is about 20nm. The Q-factors and free spectrum ranges (FSR) of PW-HGMs were measured by coupling light into the PW-HGM using a single mode fiber taper. Various types of chemical vapors were used to characterize the PW-HGM resonator. The resonant wavelength shift was measured as a function of vapor concentration. Comparisons between a PW-HGM and a solid glass microsphere indicated that a PW-HGM can effectively adsorb vapor molecules into its nanosized pores, providing a direct and long light-material interaction path for significant sensitivity enhancement for chemical vapor detection.

  9. Tapered Glass-Fiber Microspike: High-Q Flexural Wave Resonator and Optically Driven Knudsen Pump

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    Pennetta, Riccardo; Xie, Shangran; Russell, Philip St. J.

    2016-12-01

    Appropriately designed optomechanical devices are ideal for making ultra-sensitive measurements. Here we report a fused-silica microspike that supports a flexural resonance with a quality factor greater than 100 000 at room temperature in vacuum. Fashioned by tapering single-mode fiber (SMF), it is designed so that the core-guided optical mode in the SMF evolves adiabatically into the fundamental mode of the air-glass waveguide at the tip. The very narrow mechanical linewidth (20 mHz) makes it possible to measure extremely small changes in resonant frequency. In a vacuum chamber at low pressure, the weak optical absorption of the glass is sufficient to create a temperature gradient along the microspike, which causes it to act as a microscopic Knudsen pump, driving a flow of gas molecules towards the tip where the temperature is highest. The result is a circulating molecular flow within the chamber. Momentum exchange between the vibrating microspike and the flowing molecules causes an additional restoring force that can be measured as a tiny shift in the resonant frequency. The effect is strongest when the mean free path of the gas molecules is comparable with the dimensions of the vacuum chamber. The system offers a novel means of monitoring the behavior of weakly absorbing optomechanical sensors operating in vacuum.

  10. Structural and optical properties of tellurite thin film glasses deposited by pulsed laser deposition

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    Munoz-Martin, D.; Fernandez-Navarro, J.M. [Laser Processing Group, Instituto de Optica (CSIC), Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Gonzalo, J., E-mail: j.gonzalo@io.cfmac.csic.es [Laser Processing Group, Instituto de Optica (CSIC), Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Jose, G.; Jha, A. [Institute for Materials Research, University of Leeds, Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom); Fierro, J.L.G. [Instituto de Catalisis y Petroleoquimica (CSIC), Marie Curie s/n, 28049 Cantoblanco (Spain); Domingo, C. [Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (CSIC), Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Garcia-Lopez, J. [Centro Nacional de Aceleradores, P. Tecnologico ' Cartuja 93' , 41092 Sevilla (Spain)

    2011-10-31

    Tellurite (TeO{sub 2}-TiO{sub 2}-Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5}) thin film glasses have been produced by pulsed laser deposition at room temperature at laser energy densities in the range of 0.8-1.5 J/cm{sup 2} and oxygen pressures in the range of 3-11 Pa. The oxygen concentration in the films increases with laser energy density to reach values very close to that of the bulk glass at 1.5 J/cm{sup 2}, while films prepared at 1.5 J/cm{sup 2} and pressures above 5 Pa show oxygen concentration in excess of 10% comparing to the glass. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy shows the presence of elementary Te in films deposited at O{sub 2} pressures {<=} 5 Pa that is not detected at higher pressures, while analysis of Raman spectra of the samples suggests a progressive substitution of TeO{sub 3} trigonal pyramids by TeO{sub 4} trigonal bipyramids in the films when increasing their oxygen content. Spectroscopic ellipsometry analysis combined with Cauchy and effective medium modeling demonstrates the influence of these compositional and structural modifications on the optical response of the films. Since the oxygen content determines their optical response through the structural modifications induced in the films, those can be effectively controlled by tuning the deposition conditions, and films having large n (2.08) and reduced k (< 10{sup -4}) at 1.5 {mu}m have been produced using the optimum deposition conditions.

  11. Crossed optical and chemical evaluations of modern glass soiling in various European urban environments

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    Favez, Olivier; Cachier, Hélène; Chabas, Anne; Ausset, Patrick; Lefevre, Roger

    As part of the MULTI-ASSESS and VIDRIO EC projects, the soiling of modern glass is characterised in various European urban atmospheres. Our original methodology relies on crossed chemical measurements of the deposit (evaluation of the ion, elemental and organic carbon contents, and subsequent "mass closure") and exhaustive measurements of glass optical properties (light reflectance, transmittance and absorption). Samples were exposed sheltered from rain in Athens, Krakow, London, Montelibretti (Italy), Prague and Troyes (France), during increasing exposure durations, up to more than two years. Although a slowing down of the deposition rate is observed for some species at some sites, no obvious saturation phenomenon seems to occur for the particle deposition. The chemical composition of the deposit is shown to reflect the atmospheric environment of the exposure site. Some post-deposit evolutions, such as the disappearance of ammonium and possibly of particulate organic matter, are found to occur. For thin deposits, the glass optical properties (e.g. light absorption and diffuse transmittance) are found to evolve quasi-linearly with species concentrations (EC and ions, respectively). However, for conditions creating heavier deposits such as long time exposures in rather polluted environments, a saturation phenomenon is observed. Using a simple model, light absorption, which is primarily due to EC particles, is shown to reach the saturation level ( S) for A≈16% and the concentration for which the semi-saturation level is reached (C 1/2) is found to be about 15 μgC of EC/cm 2. For diffuse transmittance, due to scattering species, these parameters are found to be about 30% and 65 μg of ions/cm 2, respectively. These values may be considered as representative of the soiling in Europe.

  12. Investigation of optical and spectroscopic properties of Sm3+ ions in CaBAl glasses

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    Brito, D. R. N.; Queiroz, M. N.; Barboza, M. J.; Steimacher, A.; Pedrochi, F.

    2017-02-01

    Samples of CaBAl glass with composition of (25-x)CaO-50B2O3-15Al2O3-10CaF2-xSm2O3, with Sm2O3 concentration varying from 0.5 to 7 wt%, were prepared by using melt-quenching method in air atmosphere. The samples were prepared with different concentrations of Sm2O3, aiming to understand how the dopant changes the optical and spectroscopic properties of the glass. The doped CaBAl glasses were studied by means of volumetric density measurements, refractive index, optical absorption, luminescence at room temperature, luminescence as function of the temperature and radiative lifetime. All results were discussed in function of Sm2O3 concentration. The measured volumetric density and polarizability showed an increase with Sm2O3 doping. The refractive index showed a small increase due to RE doping, although within the errors. The absorption bands were attributed to Sm3+ transitions from the ground state 6H5/2 to the various excited states. The luminescence spectra present emission bands assigned to the appropriate electronic f-f transitions of Sm3+ ions; there are four emission bands at 565, 602, 649 and 710 nm. The luminescence quenching was observed up to 2 wt% of Sm2O3. The O/R ratio as function of the Sm2O3 concentration showed changes in the symmetry site with addition of Sm2O3. The CIE 1931 diagram presented a reddish-orange shift color with Sm2O3 doping. The luminescence intensity presents a decrease with temperature increase for all studied samples. The experimental lifetime decreases with the increase of Sm2O3, mainly due to ion-ion interaction.

  13. Laser-induced radial birefringence and spin-to-orbital optical angular momentum conversion in silver-doped glasses

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    Amjad, Jafar Mostafavi; Slussarenko, Sergei; Karimi, Ebrahim; Marrucci, Lorenzo; Santamato, Enrico; 10.1063/1.3610474

    2012-01-01

    Samples of Ag$^+$/Na$^{+}$ ion-exchanged glass that have been subject to intense laser irradiation may develop novel optical properties, as a consequence of the formation of patterns of silver nanoparticles and other structures. Here, we report the observation of a laser-induced permanent transverse birefringence, with the optical axis forming a radial pattern, as revealed by the spin-to-orbital angular momentum conversion occurring in a probe light beam. The birefringence pattern can be modeled well as resulting from thermally-induced stresses arising in the silver-doped glass during laser exposure, although the actual mechanism leading to the permanent anisotropy is probably more complex.

  14. Laser-induced radial birefringence and spin-to-orbital optical angular momentum conversion in silver-doped glasses

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    Amjad, Jafar Mostafavi; Khalesifard, Hamid Reza; Slussarenko, Sergei; Karimi, Ebrahim; Marrucci, Lorenzo; Santamato, Enrico

    2011-07-01

    Samples of Ag+/Na+ ion-exchanged glass that have been subject to intense laser irradiation may develop novel optical properties, as a consequence of the formation of patterns of silver nanoparticles and other structures. Here, we report the observation of a laser-induced permanent transverse birefringence, with the optical axis forming a radial pattern, as revealed by the spin-to-orbital angular momentum conversion occurring in a probe light beam. The birefringence pattern can be modeled well as resulting from thermally-induced stresses arising in the silver-doped glass during laser exposure, although the actual mechanism leading to the permanent anisotropy is probably more complex.

  15. Effects of gamma-ray irradiation on optical properties of ZnO-PbO-B2O3 glasses

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    Sharma, G.; Thind, K.S.; Manupriya, -

    2006-01-01

    Effects of gamma-ray irradiation on some optical properties of xZnO(.)2xPbO(.)(1-3x)B2O3 glasses have been studied in the wavelength range 300-800 nm. Decrease in transmittance indicates the formation of color-center defects. Values for the energy-band gap, the width of the energy tail above...... the mobility gap and the cut-off wavelength have been measured before and after irradiation. Changes in the optical properties are explained in terms of radiation-induced structural defects and the composition of the glass....

  16. Optical properties of erbium doped antimony based glasses: Promising visible and infrared amplifiers materials

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    Hamzaoui, M.; Baazouzi, M. [UMR 6226- Verres et Ceramiques - Campus de Beaulieu, Universite de Rennes1, 35042 Rennes (France); Departement de physique, Faculte des sciences exactes, Universite de Biskra, BP 145, RP, 07000, Biskra (Algeria); Soltani, M.T.; Tioua, B. [Departement de physique, Faculte des sciences exactes, Universite de Biskra, BP 145, RP, 07000, Biskra (Algeria); Ivanova, Z.G. [Institute of Solid State Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1784 Sofia (Bulgaria); Lebullenger, R.; Poulain, M. [UMR 6226- Verres et Ceramiques - Campus de Beaulieu, Universite de Rennes1, 35042 Rennes (France); Zavadil, J. [Institute of Photonics and Electronics AS CR, 182 51 Prague 8-Kobylisy (Czech Republic)

    2012-11-15

    Highly stable glasses in the (70 - x)Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-20Na{sub 2}O-10ZnO-xEr{sub 2}O{sub 3} (x = 0.25, 0.5, and 1.0 mol%) system have been prepared and investigated by UV-Vis-NIR absorption, near infrared photoluminescence and time-resolved spectroscopy. Judd-Ofelt study has been used to determine the intensity parameters ({Omega}{sub 2}, {Omega}{sub 4}, and {Omega}{sub 6}), spontaneous emission probabilities, branching ratios, and radiative lifetimes ({tau}{sub R}) related to the corresponding optical transitions of Er{sup 3+} ions. Details of the emission at {proportional_to}1530 nm and spectroscopic characteristics such as the stimulated emission cross-section ({sigma}{sub e}), effectiveband width ({Delta}{lambda}{sub eff}), quantum efficiency, and the optical gain have been summarized, accounting the role of the increased Er content. The obtained results indicate that these new low phonon energy glasses could be used as a laser medium and for optical amplification in the 1.5 {mu}m region. In particular, the composition containing 0.5 mol% Er{sub 2}O{sub 3} exhibits optimal values of {Omega}{sub 2} (4.5 x 10{sup -20} cm{sup 2}), {Delta}{lambda}{sub eff} = 57 nm, {sigma}{sub e} = 7.28 x 10{sup -21} cm{sup 2}, {tau}{sub meas} (3.36 ms), and quantum efficiency of the {sup 4}I{sub 13/2} level of Er{sup 3+} ions {proportional_to}71%. (Copyright copyright 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  17. DSC, ESR and optical absorption studies of Cu{sup 2+} ion doped in boro cadmium tellurite glasses

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    Gayathri Pavani, P., E-mail: gayathri.potturi@gmail.com [Glassy Material Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500 007 (India); Prasad, M.; Chandra Mouli, V. [Glassy Material Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500 007 (India)

    2012-06-25

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Variation in different physical parameters of the glass system is studied. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Variation in glass transition temperature is discussed in terms of different structural parameters. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer ESR analysis and the bonding parameters determination of the present glass system is interesting. - Abstract: Physical, optical absorption, ESR and DSC studies on 50 B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-(50 - x) CdO-xTeO{sub 2} glasses containing Cu{sup 2+} spin probe have been carried out. Density measurement is carried out by Archimedes principle. Variation in glass transition temperature is discussed in terms of physical parameters. ESR results show that g{sub Parallel-To} > g{sub Up-Tack} indicating that the Cu{sup 2+} ions is in tetragonal distorted octahedral site and its ground state is d{sub x{sub 2-y{sub 2}}}. There are considerable changes in g{sub Parallel-To }, g{sub Up-Tack} and A{sub Parallel-To} values with increasing the concentration of CdO in BCT glass systems. The optical absorption spectra results show that the absorption peak of Cu{sup 2+} is a function of composition. The observed optical absorption peak of Cu{sup 2+} has been found to be minimum at 776 nm for x = 30 mol.% of CdO content. The variations in the physical, optical and bonding parameters clearly indicate the structural changes in the present glass system with varied CdO content.

  18. Optical stability of 3d transition metal ions doped-cadmium borate glasses towards γ-rays interaction

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    Marzouk, M.; ElBatal, H.; Eisa, W.

    2016-07-01

    This work reports the preparation of glasses of binary cadmium borate with the basic composition (mol% 45 CdO 55 B2O3) and samples of the same composition containing 0.2 wt% dopants of 3d transition metal (TM) oxides (TiO2 → CuO). The glasses have been investigated by combined optical and Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopic measurements before and after being subjected to gamma irradiation with a dose of 8 Mrad (8 × 104 Gy). Optical absorption of the undoped glass before irradiation reveals strong charge transfer UV absorption which is related to the presence of unavoidable contaminated trace iron impurities (mainly Fe3+) within the raw materials used for the preparation of the base cadmium borate glass. The optical spectra of the 3d TM ions exhibit characteristic bands which are related the stable oxidation state of the 3d TM ions within the host glass. Gamma irradiation produces some limited variations in the optical spectra due to the stability of the host glass containing high percent 45 mol% of heavy metal oxide (CdO) which causes some shielding effects towards irradiation. From the absorption edge data, the values of the optical band gap Eopt and Urbach energy (∆E) have been calculated. The values of the optical energy gap are found to be dependent on the glass composition. Infrared absorption spectral measurements reveal characteristic absorption bands due to both triangular and tetrahedral borate groups with the BO3 units vibrations more intense than BO4 units due to the known limit value for the change of BO3 to BO4 groups. The introduction of 3d TM ions with the doping level (0.2 wt%) causes no changes in the number or position of the IR bands because of the presence of TM ions in modifying sites in the glass network. It is observed that gamma irradiation causes some limited changes in the FT-IR spectral bands due to the stability of the host heavy cadmium borate glass.

  19. Formation, structural and optical characterization of neodymium doped-zinc soda lime silica based glass

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    Zamratul, M. I. M.; Zaidan, A. W.; Khamirul, A. M.; Nurzilla, M.; Halim, S. A.

    New glass system of neodymium - doped zinc soda lime silica glass has been synthesized for the first time by melt-quenching of glass waste soda lime silica (SLS) with zinc oxide (ZnO) as precursor glass and Nd2O3 as dopant. In order to examine the effect of Nd3+ on the structural and optical properties, the prepared sample of structure [(ZnO)0.5(SLS)0.5](Nd2O3)x (x = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 wt%) was characterized through X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy (UV-Vis) and the photoluminescence (PL). XRD pattern justifies the amorphous nature of synthesized glasses. FTIR spectroscopy has been used to observe the structural evolution of ZnO4 and SiO4 groups. The UV-Vis-NIR absorption spectra reveals seven peaks centered at excitation of electron from ground state 4I9/2 to 4D3/2 + 4D5/2 (∼360 nm), 2G9/2 + 2D3/2 + 2P3/2(∼470 nm), 2K13/2 + 4G7/2 + 4G9/2 (∼523 nm), 4G5/2 + 2G7/2 (∼583 nm), 4F9/2 (∼678 nm), 4S3/2 + 4F7/2 (∼748 nm) and 4F5/2 + 2H9/2 (∼801 nm). PL spectra under the excitation of 800 nm display four emission bands centered at 531 nm, 598 nm, 637 nm and 671 nm corresponding to 4G7/2 → 4I9/2, (4G7/2 → 4I11/2, 4G5/2 → 4I9/2), (4G5/2 → 4I11/2) and (4G7/2 → 4I13/2, 4G5/2 → 4I11/2) respectively.

  20. Acousto-optic properties of GexS100–x glasses and acousto-optic modulator on their basis

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    Bletskan D. I.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The investigation of acousto-optic properties of GexS100–x glasses, which had shown that they are perspective lightsoundwire material for manufacturing of acousto-optic devices for controlling the laser radiation in the visible spectral region was performed. Taking into account the technological conditions for synthesis of glasses with optical quality the two optimal compositions, Ge30S70 and Ge25S75, were proposed for fabrication of optical-acoustic modulator. These compositions possess the high optical perfection and transmission in the spectral range of 0.4—11 μm, the moderate optical absorption of 2—3 dB/cm, their acoustic quality factor ~100 times exceeds those of quartz. The construction and main parameters of the acousto-optic modulator based on Ge30S70 and Ge25S75 glasses as lightsoundwire material and the converter is a plate of lithium niobate single crystal were described. In Bragg diversion mode the modulator has the maximum bandwidth of the modulating frequencies — 10 MHz, the diffraction efficiency — 40%, the speed — near 80 nanoseconds. It is also important to note that the effective modulation is obtained with the low power (40 mW controlled electrical signal, which facilitates a thermal mode of the modulator and allows working without the forced cooling of the modulation element.

  1. Developments in glass micro pore optics for x-ray applications

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    Wallace, Kotska; Collon, Maximilien; Bavdaz, Marcos; Fairbend, Ray; Séguy, Julien; Krumrey, Michael

    2006-06-01

    ESA is developing technologies for x-ray imaging to reduce the mass and volume of future missions. Applications of x-ray optics are foreseen in future planetary x-ray imagers, x-ray timing observatories and in observatories for high-energy astrophysics. With reference to planetary x-ray imagers the use of glass micro-pore material is being investigated. This technology allows the formation of a monolithic, glass structure that can be used to focus x-rays by glancing reflections off the pore walls. A technique to form x-ray focusing plates that contain thousands of square micro-pores has been developed with Photonis. The square pores are formed in a process that fuses blocks of extruded square fibres, which can then be sliced, etched and slumped to form the segment of an optic with a specific radius. A proposed imager would be created from 2 optics, slumped with different radii, and mounted to form an approximation of a Wolter I optic configuration. Reflection can be improved by coating the channel surfaces with a heavy element, such as nickel. Continuing developments have been made to enhance the manufacturing processes and improve the characteristics of the manufactured x-ray focusing plates, such as improved surface roughness and squareness of pore walls, improved pore alignment from fibre stacking through to optic segment slumping and development of pore wall coatings. In order to measure improvements x-ray measurements are performed by ESA and cosine Research BV, using the BESSY-II synchrotron facility four-crystal monochromator beamline of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, on multifibres, sectors and slumped sectors. A probing beam is used to investigate a number of pores to determine x-ray transmission, focussing characteristics as they relate to the overall transmission, x-ray reflectivity of channel walls, radial alignment of fibres, slumping radius and fibre position in a fused block. SEM measurements and microscope inspection have also been used

  2. Short-wavelength upconversion emissions in Ho3+/Yb3+ codoped glass ceramic and the optical thermometry behavior.

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    Xu, Wei; Gao, Xiaoyang; Zheng, Longjiang; Zhang, Zhiguo; Cao, Wenwu

    2012-07-30

    Ho(3+)/Yb(3+) codoped glass ceramic was prepared by melt-quenching and subsequent thermal treatment. Under a 980 nm diode laser excitation, upconversion emissions from Ho(3+) ions centered at 540, 650, and 750 nm were greatly enhanced compared with those in the precursor glass. Especially, the short-wavelength upconversion emissions centered at 360, 385, 418, 445, and 485 nm were successfully obtained in the glass ceramic. An explanation for this phenomenon is given based on the fluorescence decay curve measurements. In addition, an optical temperature sensor based on the blue upconversion emissions from (5)F(2,3)/(3)K(8)→(5)I(8) and (5)F(1)/(5)G(6)→(5)I(8) transitions in Ho(3+)/Yb(3+) codoped glass ceramic has been developed. It was found that by using fluorescence intensity ratio technique, appreciable sensitivity for temperature measurement can be achieved by using the Ho(3+)/Yb(3+) codoped glass ceramic. This result makes the Ho(3+)/Yb(3+) codoped glass ceramic be a promising candidate for sensitive optical temperature sensor with high resolution and good accuracy.

  3. INFLUENCE OF SURFACE TREATMENT AND PURIFICATION METHODS OF CO-115M GLASS-CERAMICS ON OPTICAL CONTACT STRENGTH

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    N. V. Tikhmenev

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Subject of Research.We present findings of the optical contact for details made of СО-115Мglass-ceramics brand mark. The optical contact is the main method of joining parts made of CO-115M glass-ceramics brand mark in commercially available laser gyros. The existing technology has a number of unresolved issues related to the durability of the optical contact, that determine the tightness of the laser sensor internal volume. Method. Mechanical strength control of the optical contact consisted in the measurement of specific tear force of the connection. Mechanical strength tests of the optical contact were carried out with the use of RMI-250 tensile testing machine. The evenly increasing load of 50 N/s was applied to the samples in mechanical tests. The value with the occurence of the optical contact destruction was registered. Main Results. We have shown that one of the main factors determining the mechanical strength of the joint is cleanliness of the surfaces being connected. Comparison of the influence of different surface cleaning methods for optical elements on the optical contact durability has been given. The negative impact of even short-term storage of optical parts after washing on the assembly strength has been shown. The additional operation of mechanical polishing of surfaces of stored optical parts before connection enabled significantly reducing the scatter of the optical contact mechanical strength. We have also established experimentally that the heating of assembly of optical elements under vacuum at a temperature of 300°C leads to the twofold increase in the optical contact strength, while the optical contact remains separable. Practical Relevance. The carried out studies make it possible to improve the technical and operational characteristics of the laser gyroes. The use of additional mechanical cleaning of surfaces of optical parts and vacuum heating of the assembly in the process of laser sensor production may

  4. Integrated Optic Surface Plasmon Resonance Measurements in a Borosilicate Glass Substrate

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    Antonino Parisi

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available The surface plasmon resonance (SPR technique is a well-known optical method that can be used to measure the refractive index of organic nano-layers adsorbed on a thin metal film. Although there are many configurations for measuring biomolecular interactions, SPR-based techniques play a central role in many current biosensing experiments, since they are the most suited for sensitive and quantitative kinetic measurements. Here we give some results from the analysis and numerical elaboration of SPR data from integrated optics experiments in a particular borosilicate glass, chosen for its composition offering the rather low refractive index of 1.4701 at 633 nm wavelength. These data regard the flow over the sensing region (metal window of different solutions with refractive indexes in the range of interest (1.3÷1.5 for the detection of contaminants in aqueous solutions. After a discussion of the principles of SPR, of the metal window design optimization by means of optical interaction numerical modeling, and of waveguide fabrication techniques, we give a description of system setup and experimental results. Optimum gold film window thickness and width in this guided-wave configuration has been for the first time derived and implemented on an integrated optic prototype device. Its characterization is given by means of the real time waveguide output intensity measurements, which correspond to the interaction between the sensing gold thin film window and the flowing analyte. The SPR curve was subsequently inferred. Finally, a modified version of the device is reported, with channel waveguides arranged in a Y-junction optical circuit, so that laser source stability requirements are lowered by a factor of 85 dB, making possible the use of low cost sources in practical applications.

  5. Effect of PbO on the spectral and thermo-optical properties of Nd3+-doped phosphate laser glass

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    Yin, Qianwen; Kang, Shuai; Wang, Xue; Li, Shunguang; He, Dongbing; Hu, Lili

    2017-04-01

    Nd3+-doped P2O5-K2O-Al2O3-BaO-PbO phosphate glasses with various PbO/BaO ratios were synthesized using the melt quenching technique. Raman, absorption, and emission spectra were measured to investigate the effects of PbO/BaO ratios on the structures and spectroscopic properties of the glasses. The emission cross-sections of the Nd3+-doped phosphate glasses were calculated using the Judd-Ofelt theory, and were found to increase from 4.37 × 10-20 to 4.50 × 10-20 cm2 as the PbO/BaO ratio increased. In addition, thermo-optical properties were measured using an interferometric technique. The thermo-optical coefficients, which were -1.49 × 10-6, -1.65 × 10-6, and -1.64 × 10-6 K-1, respectively, were all largely negative values. The thermal expansion coefficients of the three glass samples varied within a small range. The results showed that increasing the PbO/BaO ratio of phosphate glasses can improve the laser properties while maintaining their good thermo-optical properties.

  6. Optical Properties of dual ion beam sputtered Indium Tin Oxide films on glass and Silicon

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    Simpson, Nelson; Geerts, Wilhelmus; Bandyopadhyay, Anup

    2012-03-01

    Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) is a transparent conducting material that finds application in flat panel displays, solar cells, and photodetectors. High quality ITO films, i.e. films with a large transparency and a high conductivity, are normally deposited above room temperature often at 300-400 C. This high deposition temperature eliminates most plastics as substrates. To lower the substrate deposition temperature we are applying atomic instead of molecular oxygen during the sputtering process. A dual ion beam sputtering system (DIBS) has been modified to allow the substrate to be exposed to an atomic oxygen beam at 45 degrees angle of incidence. Thin films were sputtered as a function of atomic oxygen flux and substrate temperature on glass, silicon, and sapphire substrates. The optical properties were measured by spectroscopic ellipsometry, reflectometry, and FTIR. Film thickness and bandgap were determined from the optical properties in the visible part of the spectrum. Mobility was determined from the infrared part of the spectruam. Optical properties appear to vary with the film thickness, the oxygen flux, and the substrate temperature. Roughness of the samples was independently measured by AFM. This work is supported by a grant from research corporation (10775).

  7. RESEARCH OF THERMO-OPTICAL INHOMOGENEITIES IN Yb-Er GLASS AT DIODE PUMPING

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    V. Khramov

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Subject of Research. Investigation method of thermo-optical distortions in solid-state lasers was developed and presented. The method can be easily used for research of small diameter (approximately 2 mm active elements. Method. The experimental method described in this paper is based on the registration of deviation of the energy center of the probe beam passing through the thermally stressed active element. Main Results. We have presented experimental results of the thermal lens optical power research in the active element made of Yb-Er glass pumped transversely by a laser diode in the following modes: without generating, free-running and Q-switching. We have submitted obtained dependences of the optical power on the pumping energy. The measurements have been performed for the two polarization components at two wavelengths (632.8 nm and 1550 nm showing the absence of explicit astigmatism of the thermal lens. Practical Relevance. Knowledge of the thermal regime of such lasers gives the possibility for more precise calculation of the resonator parameters in terms of the thermal lens occurrence.

  8. Crystallization kinetics and optical properties of titanium-lithium tetraborate glass containing europium oxide

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    Mohamed, E. A.; Ratep, A.; Abdel-Khalek, E. K.; Kashif, I.

    2017-07-01

    The crystallization kinetics and optical properties of [60 Li2B4O7-30 TiO2-10 Eu2O3] (mol%) glass sample have been investigated. The present glass sample exhibits three crystallization exothermic peaks ( T p1, T p2, and T p3) corresponding to the formation of LiBO2, Li2B4O7, and EuTiO3 phases, respectively. The presence of phase separation in the glass sample has been confirmed by scanning electron microscopic (SEM). The mean values of Avrami exponent ( n = 3.1 and 4) around T p1 and T p2, indicate that the bulk crystallization with a constant number of nuclei and with an increasing number of nuclei, respectively. The values of the local activation energy as a function of the fraction of crystallization (0.1 ≤ χ ≤ 0.9) decrease for the crystallization of LiBO2 and EuTiO3 and increase for the crystallization of Li2B4O7. The values of n( χ) for T p3 and T p2 in the range (0.1 ≤ χ ≤ 0.9) and (0.1 ≤ χ ≤ 0.4), respectively, are larger than 4 indicate that the presence of anomalous in Avrami exponent. The trend of Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters (Ω2 > Ω4 > Ω6) and the bonding parameter ( δ) indicate that the lower symmetry and the highest covalent nature of the bonding around Eu3+ ions.

  9. Transverse writing of three-dimensional tubular optical waveguides in glass with slit-shaped femtosecond laser beams

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    Liao, Yang; Qi, Jia; Wang, Peng; Chu, Wei; Wang, Zhaohui; Qiao, Lingling; Cheng, Ya

    2016-01-01

    We report on fabrication of tubular optical waveguides buried in ZBLAN glass based on transverse femtosecond laser direct writing. Irradiation in ZBLAN with focused femtosecond laser pulses leads to decrease of refractive index in the modified region. Tubular optical waveguides of variable mode areas are fabricated by forming the four sides of the cladding with slit-shaped femtosecond laser pulses, ensuring single mode waveguiding with a mode field dimension as small as ~ 4 {\\mu}m.

  10. Transverse writing of three-dimensional tubular optical waveguides in glass with a slit-shaped femtosecond laser beam

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    Liao, Yang; Qi, Jia; Wang, Peng; Chu, Wei; Wang, Zhaohui; Qiao, Lingling; Cheng, Ya

    2016-06-01

    We report on fabrication of tubular optical waveguides buried in ZBLAN glass based on transverse femtosecond laser direct writing. Irradiation in ZBLAN with focused femtosecond laser pulses leads to decrease of refractive index in the modified region. Tubular optical waveguides of variable mode areas are fabricated by forming the four sides of the cladding with slit-shaped femtosecond laser pulses, ensuring single mode waveguiding with a mode field dimension as small as ~4 μm.

  11. Transverse writing of three-dimensional tubular optical waveguides in glass with a slit-shaped femtosecond laser beam

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    Yang Liao; Jia Qi; Peng Wang; Wei Chu; Zhaohui Wang; Lingling Qiao; Ya Cheng

    2016-01-01

    We report on fabrication of tubular optical waveguides buried in ZBLAN glass based on transverse femtosecond laser direct writing. Irradiation in ZBLAN with focused femtosecond laser pulses leads to decrease of refractive index in the modified region. Tubular optical waveguides of variable mode areas are fabricated by forming the four sides of the cladding with slit-shaped femtosecond laser pulses, ensuring single mode waveguiding with a mode field dimension as small as ~4 μm.

  12. Optical properties of transparent cobalt-containing magnesium aluminosilicate glass-ceramics doped with gallium oxide for saturable absorbers

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    Loiko, P. A.; Skoptsov, N. A.; Dymshits, O. S.; Malyarevich, A. M.; Yumashev, K. V.; Zhilin, A. A.; Alekseeva, I. P.

    2016-10-01

    Transparent glass-ceramic materials based on glasses of the MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-TiO2 system doped with CoO and Ga2O3 are synthesized. The secondary heat treatment of the initial glasses at temperatures of 800-950°C leads to precipitation of nanosized (6-7 nm) crystals of magnesium aluminogallium spinel doped with cobalt ions and magnesium aluminotitanate solid solutions. The optical absorption spectra of the initial glass and glass-ceramic materials are studied. It is shown that the absorption band caused by the 4 A 2(4F)→ 4 T 1(4 F) transitions of tetrahedrally coordinated Co2+ ions in glass-ceramics with nanosized Co:Mg(Al,Ga)2O4 crystals is shifted to longer wavelengths (up to 1.67 µm) compared to the position of this band in materials with Co:MgAl2O4 crystals. The synthesized glass-ceramics are characterized by a relatively low saturation fluence FS 0.5 ± 0.1 J/cm2 at a wavelength of 1.54 µm, as well as by a high radiation resistance to nanosecond laser pulses, which is no lower than 15 ± 2 J/cm2. This explains their attractiveness as materials for saturable absorbers for erbium lasers emitting in the spectral range 1.5-1.7 µm.

  13. Mechanisms of optical losses in Bi:SiO2 glass fibers.

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    Zlenko, Alexander S; Mashinsky, Valery M; Iskhakova, Ludmila D; Semjonov, Sergey L; Koltashev, Vasiliy V; Karatun, Nikita M; Dianov, Evgeny M

    2012-10-01

    The mechanisms of optical losses in bismuth-doped silica glass (Bi:SiO(2)) and fibers were studied. It was found that in the fibers of this composition the up-conversion processes occur even at bismuth concentrations lower than 0.02 at.%. Bi:SiO(2) core holey fiber drawn under oxidizing conditions was investigated. The absorption spectrum of this fiber has no bands of the bismuth infrared active center. Annealing of this fiber under reducing conditions leads to the formation of the IR absorption bands of the bismuth active center (BAC) and to the simultaneous growth of background losses. Under the realized annealing conditions (argon atmosphere, T(max) = 1100°C, duration 30 min) the BAC concentration reaches its maximum and begins to decrease in the process of excessive Bi reduction, while the background losses only increase. It was shown that the cause of these background losses is the absorption of light by nanoparticles of metallic bismuth formed in bismuth-doped glasses as a result of reduction of a part of the bismuth ions to Bi(0) and their following aggregation. The growth of background losses occurs owing to the increase of the concentration and the size of the metallic bismuth nanoparticles.

  14. Optical properties and charge carrier dynamics of CdTe quantum dots in silicate glasses

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    Li, Wenke; Zhang, Wenchao; Xia, Mengling; Liu, Chao; Wang, Jing

    2017-05-01

    CdTe quantum dots (QDs) in silicate glasses were fabricated through conventional melt-quenching and heat-treatment; steady-state and transient optical properties of CdTe QDs were investigated. CdTe QDs with diameters of 2.3-5.9 nm with photoluminescence in the range of 553-768 nm were precipitated in the glasses. Time-resolved photoluminescence and transient absorption analysis showed that photoluminescence of CdTe QDs was composed of intrinsic emission and defect emission. Oxidation of Te2- and formation of Te2 during thermal treatment led to the unpassivated Cd2+ on the surface of CdTe QDs and formation of shallow trapping states. The photo-generated electrons were trapped by the shallow surface states of CdTe QDs within 0.4±0.03 ps, and Auger recombination processes occurred within a timescale of 3.2±0.35 ps. Both intrinsic emission and defect emission with effective lifetimes of several nanoseconds and dozens of nanoseconds were observed.

  15. New glass forming triarylamine based azomethines as a hole transport materials: Thermal, optical and electrochemical properties

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    Sek, Danuta; Grucela-Zajac, Marzena; Krompiec, Michal; Janeczek, Henryk; Schab-Balcerzak, Ewa

    2012-06-01

    New, solution processable azomethines, consisting of electron-donating triarylamine units (TPA) were synthesised via condensation of 4-formyltriphenylamine with 1,5-diaminonaphthalene, 1,4-diaminonaphthalene, 3,3'-dimethylnaphtidine and 3,8-diamino-6-phenylphenanthridine in view of their potential application in organic (opto)electronics. The structures of the compounds were characterized by means of IR, NMR spectroscopy and elemental analysis; the results show an agreement with the proposed structure. The prepared azomethines exhibited glass-forming properties with glass-transition temperatures in the range of 102-222 °C. Optical properties of the prepared compounds were investigated by UV-Vis and photoluminescence (PL) measurements. The obtained compounds emitted blue-green light in chloroform solution with emission maximum (λem) at ca. 500 nm and blue one (λem ˜ 440 nm) in blend with PMMA. The electrochemical behavior of azomethines was studied by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). The HOMO level was in the range from -5.08 to -5.22 eV. The HOMO, LUMO levels and energy band gap (Eg) were additionally calculated theoretically at B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) level. It was found that imine obtained from 1,4-diaminonaphthalene exhibited better conjugation than other TPA-based azomethines. Preliminary electrical conductivity measurements were carried out on ITO/compound/Al devices.

  16. Optical absorption and fluorescence properties of Er3+/Yb3+ codoped lead bismuth alumina borate glasses

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    Goud, K. Krishna Murthy; Reddy, M. Chandra Shekhar; Rao, B. Appa

    2014-04-01

    Lead bismuth alumina borate glasses codoped with Er3+/Yb3+ were prepared by melt quenching technique. Optical absorption, FTIR and photoluminescence spectra of these glasses have been studied. Judd-Ofelt theory has been applied to to the f ↔ f transitions for evaluating Ω2, Ω4 and Ω6 parameters. Radiative properties like branching ratio βr and the radiative life time τR have been determined on the basis of Judd-Ofelt theory. Upconversion emissions have been observed under 980nm laser excitation at room temperature. Green and red up-conversion emissions are centered at 530, 550 and 656 nm corresponding to 2H11/2→4I15/2, 4S3/2→4I15/2 and 4F9/2→4I15/2 transitions of Er3+ respectively. The results obtained are discussed quantitatively based on the energy transfer between Yb3+ and Er3+.

  17. Optical and radiation-induced luminescence properties of Ce-doped magnesium aluminoborate glasses

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    Nakauchi, Daisuke; Okada, Go; Fujimoto, Yutaka; Kawano, Naoki; Kawaguchi, Noriaki; Yanagida, Takayuki

    2017-10-01

    Optical, radioluminescence (RL) and thermoluminescence (TL) properties of magnesium aluminoborate glasses were evaluated. The samples were synthesized by the conventional melt-quenching technique using an alumina crucible under ambient atmosphere. After polishing, all the samples show good transparency. In photoluminescence, RL and TL, the emission is predominantly due to the 5d-4f transitions of Ce3+ appearing as a broad feature peaking around 300-500 nm, and the decay time constants are affected by concentration quenching but on the typical range for the 5d-4f transitions of Ce3+. TL glow curves are characterized as a single but broad glow peak over 100-300 °C, and the TL intensity monotonically increases with the X-ray dose irradiated over 1-10000 mGy.

  18. Research on a system and method of automated whole-field measurement of optical glass stress

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    Zhang, Li-jun; Tang, Yi; Bai, Ting-zhu

    2008-03-01

    On the basis of the principle of single quarter wave plate method, a model of automatic whole-field measuring optical glass stress is presented, which is called "4+1steps phase shifting method" including the model for the isoclinic parameter and the stress birefringence. According to this model, an automatic whole-field measuring system is established. The correctness of the model was testified by numeric emulation experiments under the preset conditions of isoclinic angle and stress birefringence. Practical measurement obtained a result coincident with the actual distribution of the isoclinic angle and the birefringence. The automatic whole-field measuring model and system can achieve the whole process intelligently and automatically, and dispose the disadvantages of tradition method about interpreting the stress level by subjective judging birefringence of some selected spots.

  19. Development of thermally formed glass optics for astronomical hard X-ray telescopes

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    Craig, W.W.; Hailey, C.J.; Jimenez-Garate, M.

    2000-01-01

    The next major observational advance in hard X-ray/soft gamma-ray astrophysics will come with the implementation of telescopes capable of focusing 10-200 keV radiation. Focusing allows high signal-to-noise imaging and spectroscopic observations of many sources in this band for the first time....... The recent development of depth-graded multilayer coatings has made the design of telescopes for this bandpass practical, however the ability to manufacture inexpensive substrates with appropriate surface quality and figure to achieve sub-arcminute performance has remained an elusive goal. In this paper, we...... report on new, thermally-formed glass micro-sheet optics capable of meeting the requirements of the next-generation of astronomical hard X-ray telescopes....

  20. Fundamental research on a cerenkov radiation sensor based on optical glass for detecting beta-rays

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    Kim, Jae Seok; Jang, Kyoung Won; Shin, Sang Hun; Jeon, Dayeong; Hong, Seunghan; Sim, Hyeok In; Kim, Seon Geun; Yoo, Wook Jae; Lee, Bongsoo; Moon, Joo Hyun; Park, Byung Gi

    2015-01-01

    In this study, a Cerenkov radiation sensor for detecting low-energy beta-particles was fabricated using various Cerenkov radiators such as an aerogel and CaF2-, SiO2-, and Al2O3-based optical glasses. Because the Cerenkov threshold energy (CTE) is determined by the refractive index of the Cerenkov radiator, the intensity of Cerenkov radiation varies according to the refractive indices of the Cerenkov radiators. Therefore, we measured the intensities of Cerenkov radiation induced by beta-particles generated from a radioactive isotope as a function of the refractive indices of the Cerenkov radiators. Also, the electron fluxes were calculated for various Cerenkov radiators by using a Monte Carlo N-Particle extended transport code (MCNPX) to determine the relationship between the intensities of the Cerenkov radiation and the electron fluxes.

  1. Optically transparent, mechanically durable, nanostructured superhydrophobic surfaces enabled by spinodally phase-separated glass thin films

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    Aytug, Tolga; Simpson, John T.; Lupini, Andrew R.; Trejo, Rosa M.; Jellison, Gerald E.; Ivanov, Ilia N.; Pennycook, Stephen J.; Hillesheim, Daniel A.; Winter, Kyle O.; Christen, David K.; Hunter, Scott R.; Allen Haynes, J.

    2013-07-15

    Inspired by highly non-wetting natural biological surfaces (e.g., lotus leaves and water strider legs), artificial superhydrophobic surfaces that exhibit water droplet contact angles exceeding 150o have previously been constructed by utilizing various synthesis strategies.[ , , ] Such bio-inspired, water-repellent surfaces offer significant potential for numerous uses ranging from marine applications (e.g., anti-biofouling, anti-corrosion), anti-condensation (e.g., anti-icing, anti-fogging), membranes for selective separation (e.g., oil-water, gas-liquid), microfluidic systems, surfaces requiring reduced maintenance and cleaning, to applications involving glasses and optical materials.[ ] In addition to superhydrophobic attributes, for integration into device systems that have extended operational limits and overall improved performance, surfaces that also possess multifunctional characteristics are desired, where the functionality should match to the application-specific requirements.

  2. Non-destructive evaluation of delamination growth in glass fiber composites using optical coherence tomography

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    Liu, Ping; Groves, Roger M.; Benedictus, Rinze

    2014-03-01

    Based on low coherence interferometry, a robust optical coherence tomography (OCT) system has been built. The system was used to monitor the growth of a delamination between the middle layers of a glass fiber composite under a static loading. Firstly specimens of the material used for the spar webs in wind turbines were prepared with an interlaminar crack from free edges. Then they were statically loaded by a customized tensile test stage to extend the delamination length and simultaneously scanned by the OCT system. To process the acquired data, an optimized signal processing algorithm was developed. The cross-sectional images clearly show the microstructure and the crack within the specimen. The 3D crack profiles show the application of OCT to determine the evolution of the crack structure inside the composite material during the propagation of the delamination, for the first time to the best of our knowledge.

  3. Structure and Optical Properties of Doped SiO2 Mesoporous Glasses

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    G. Hernández-Padrón

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Monolithic mesoporous silica glasses were synthesized. The presence of Cu2+ and Fe3+ cations during the synthesis of sol-gel precursors leads to different morphologies and pore sizes. The materials are characterized via IR and Raman scattering spectra to detect surface groups and -Si-O-Si- rings (i.e., 3–6 Si atoms and morphology is examined through electron microscopy. N2 sorption isotherms reveal details of the mesoporous structure of the materials, which are endowed with significantly large surface areas and pore volumes. Vapor percolation occurs in these samples because of a void arrangement consisting of pore bulges delimited by narrower necks. The optical characterization shows the luminescence spectrum and thermoluminescent behavior subjected to successive exposures of beta particles.

  4. Effect of sintering temperature on physical, structural and optical properties of wollastonite based glass-ceramic derived from waste soda lime silica glasses

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    Almasri, Karima Amer; Sidek, Hj. Ab Aziz; Matori, Khamirul Amin; Zaid, Mohd Hafiz Mohd

    The impact of different sintering temperatures on physical, optical and structural properties of wollastonite (CaSiO3) based glass-ceramics were investigated for its potential application as a building material. Wollastonite based glass-ceramics was provided by a conventional melt-quenching method and followed by a controlled sintering process. In this work, soda lime silica glass waste was utilized as a source of silicon. The chemical composition and physical properties of glass were characterized by using Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) and Archimedes principle. The Archimedes measurement results show that the density increased with the increasing of sintering temperature. The generation of CaSiO3, morphology, size and crystal phase with increasing the heat-treatment temperature were examined by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Fourier transforms infrared reflection spectroscopy (FTIR), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The average calculated crystal size gained from XRD was found to be in the range 60 nm. The FESEM results show a uniform distribution of particles and the morphology of the wollastonite crystal is in relict shapes. The appearance of CaO, SiO2, and Ca-O-Si bands disclosed from FTIR which showed the formation of CaSiO3 crystal phase. In addition to the calculation of the energy band gap which found to be increased with increasing sintering temperature.

  5. Optical nonlinearity and-ultrafast dynamics of ion exchanged silver nanoparticles embedded in soda-lime silicate glass

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    YANG XiuChun; LI ZhiHui; LI WeiJie; XU JingXian; DONG ZhiWei; QIAN ShiXiong

    2008-01-01

    Ag nanoparticles embedded in soda-lime silicate glass were fabricated by ion-exchange and subsequently annealing method. Z-scan technique, femtosecond time-resolved optical Kerr effect (OKE) technique and femtosecond pump-probe experiment were used to investigate the effects of laser wavelength and laser pulse duration as well as annealing temperature on the third-order optical nonlinearity and ultrafast dynamics of the composites. It was found that the third-order susceptibility of Ag nanoparticles composite glass measured by 400 nm pulse source is larger than that measured by 800 nm pulse source due to an enhancement effect of local field near surface plasmon resonance of Ag nanoparticles in silicate glass. The third-order optical nonlinearity measured by ns laser source is about two orders of magnitude larger than that measured from fs pulse. The annealing temperature has an important effect on the third-order optical nonlinearity and ultrafast dynamics of the composites. Third-order nonlinear susceptibility upto 10-10 esu and fast relaxation process up to 0.2 ps have been obtained in Ag nanoparticles doped glass,

  6. Composition dependent structural and optical properties of PbF₂-TeO₂-B₂O₃-Eu₂O₃ glasses.

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    Wagh, Akshatha; Raviprakash, Y; Upadhyaya, Vyasa; Kamath, Sudha D

    2015-12-01

    Boric oxide based quaternary glasses in the system PbF2-TeO2-B2O3-Eu2O3 have been prepared by melt quenching technique. Density, molar volume, FTIR, UV-Vis techniques were used to probe the structural modifications with incorporation of europium ions in the glass network. An increase in glass density & decrease in molar volume (Vm) values proved the structural changes occurring in coordination of boron atom [conversion of BO3 units to BO4]. This resulted in the increase of the compaction of the prepared glasses with increase in Eu2O3 contents. The amorphous natures of the samples were ascertained by XRD and metallization criterion (M) studies. XPS study showed the values of core-level binding energy [O1s, Eu3d, Eu4d, Te3d, Te4d, Pd4f, Pb5d, O1s, and F1s] of (PbF2-TeO2-B2O3-Eu2O3) the glass matrix. The frequency and temperature dependence of dielectric properties of present glasses were investigated in the frequency range of 1 Hz-10 MHz and temperature range of 313-773K. The study of dielectric measurements proved good insulating and thermal stability of the prepared glasses. At room temperature, dielectric loss [tanδ] values were negligibly small for prepared glasses and increased with increase in temperature. FTIR spectroscopy results were in good agreement with optical band energy gap, density, molar volume and hardness values revealing network modifications caused by europium ions in the glass structure.

  7. Optical properties of Er{sup 3+}-doped strontium barium niobate nanocrystals obtained by thermal treatment in glass

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    Haro-Gonzalez, P. [Dep. of Fisica Fundamental Experimental, Electronica y Sistemas, Universidad de La Laguna Avda Astrofisico Franscisco Sanchez, 38206 La Laguna, S/C de Tenerife (Spain)], E-mail: patharo@ull.es; Lahoz, F. [Dep. of Fisica Fundamental Experimental, Electronica y Sistemas, Universidad de La Laguna Avda Astrofisico Franscisco Sanchez, 38206 La Laguna, S/C de Tenerife (Spain); Gonzalez-Platas, J. [Dep. of Fisica Fundamental II, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 La Laguna, S/C de Tenerife (Spain); Caceres, J.M. [Dep. of Edafologia y Geologia, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 La Laguna, S/C de Tenerife (Spain); Gonzalez-Perez, S. [Dep. of Fisica Fundamental Experimental, Electronica y Sistemas, Universidad de La Laguna Avda Astrofisico Franscisco Sanchez, 38206 La Laguna, S/C de Tenerife (Spain); Marrero-Lopez, D. [Dep. of Quimica Inorganica, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 La Laguna, S/C de Tenerife (Spain); Capuj, N. [Dep. of Fisica Basica, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 La Laguna, S/C de Tenerife (Spain); Martin, I.R. [Dep. of Fisica Fundamental Experimental, Electronica y Sistemas, Universidad de La Laguna Avda Astrofisico Franscisco Sanchez, 38206 La Laguna, S/C de Tenerife (Spain)

    2008-05-15

    Measurements of the optical properties of Er{sup 3+} ions in strontium barium niobate glass and glass ceramics have been carried out. The glasses have been fabricated using a melt-quenching method, and the glass ceramic samples have been obtained from the glass precursor by a thermal treatment. The ceramic samples formed by a glassy phase, and a crystalline phase contains nanocrystals of Sr{sub 1-x}Ba{sub x}Nb{sub 2}O{sub 6} (SBN) doped with Er{sup 3+} ions with a mean size of {approx}50 nm, as confirmed with XRD. Green up-conversion emission has been obtained under excitation at 800 nm, and the temporal evolution of this emission has been reported with the purpose of determining the involved up-conversion mechanism. These optical measures have confirmed that the Er{sup 3+} ions have been incorporated into the SBN matrix, after a thermal treatment, which produced an increment of the up-conversion efficiency.

  8. Influence of Hydrogen Content on Optical and Mechanical Performances of Diamond-Like Carbon Films on Glass Substrate

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    Sun, Yao; Huang, Xing-Ye; Wang, Hong

    2016-04-01

    The protective layer for cover glass of touch panel screen for electronic mobile devices is required to have good mechanical properties and decent optical transparency simultaneously. The hydrogenated diamond-like carbon (a-C:H) films were deposited on glass substrate by RF-PECVD in the negative stage potential mode (NP mode), as well as the ground stage potential mode (GP mode). The impact of hydrogen content, affected by stage potential and RF power, on optical and mechanical properties was investigated. The results show that hydrogen content decreases with increasing RF power, due to the dehydrogenation effect. Higher hydrogen content in films results in lower refractive index, lower extinction coefficient, lower optical absorptions, larger optical band gap and higher transmittance, but lower hardness and wearing resistance. Therefore, although the GP mode DLC is optically favorable because of higher hydrogen content, the NP mode one is far more superior from mechanical standpoint. A compromise can be reached to deposit an ultrathin layer of DLC in NP mode, which offers a good combination of properties to meet the requirement for the protective layer of cover glass.

  9. "Through the looking glass": optical physics, issues, and the evolution of neuroendoscopy.

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    Zada, Gabriel; Liu, Charles; Apuzzo, Michael L J

    2012-01-01

    Although the concept of endoscopy has existed for centuries, a practical, working neuroendoscopic system did not emerge until last century, as a result of numerous contributions and refinements in optical technology, illumination sources, and instrumentation. Modern neuroendoscopy would not be a flourishing field, as it is today, without the dedication, innovation, and implementation of emerging technology by key contributors including Maximilian Nitze, Walter Dandy, and Harold Hopkins. Despite several inherent and unique limitations, neuroendoscopic surgery is now performed for a variety of intraventricular, skull base, and spinal operations. In this review, the history of neuroendoscopy, key players who envisioned how the inner workings of the human body could be visualized "through the looking glass," and current state and future potential for neuroendoscopic surgery are discussed. Future directions of neuroendoscopic surgery will likely be guided by further miniaturization in camera and optical technology, innovations in surgical instrumentation design, the introduction of robotics, multi-port minimally invasive surgery, and an enhanced ability to perform bimanual microdissection.

  10. Optical and spectroscopic properties of Eu2O3 doped CaBAl glasses

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    Melo, G. H. A.; Dias, J. D. M.; Lodi, T. A.; Barboza, M. J.; Pedrochi, F.; Steimacher, A.

    2016-04-01

    Eu2O3 doped CaBAL glasses (x Eu2O3) - (25-x) CaO - (50) B2O3 - (15) Al2O3 - (10) CaF2 (x = 0, 5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 wt%) were prepared by using conventional melt-quenching and studied by means of density measurements, refractive index, optical absorption, luminescence and radiative lifetime. The results are discussed in terms of Eu2O3 content. The incorporation of Eu2O3 leads to an increase in the electronic polarizability and the refractive index. A linear increase with Eu2O3 content was observed in the optical absorption coefficient at 394 nm. The luminescence spectra present typical Eu3+ emission and do not present quenching up to 10 wt%. The luminescence ratio R/O I(5D0 → 7F2)/I(5D0 → 7F1) presents an increase with Eu2O3 doping; it indicates a reduction in local symmetry around the Eu3+ ions. The CIE 1931 diagram presents a red shift and an increase of color purity with Eu2O3 addition. The luminescence as a function of temperature shows an increase of 25% in the luminescence intensity for the Eu0.5 sample, at 592 nm. The radiative lifetime at 614 nm shows an exponential decay due to the reduction of the interionic distance Eu3+ - Eu3+ and the increase of the ion-ion interaction.

  11. EFFECTS OF POLISHING PARAMETERS ON MATERIAL REMOVAL FOR CURVED OPTICAL GLASSES IN BONNET POLISHING

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    SONG Jianfeng; YAO Yingxue; XIE Dagang; GAO Bo; YUAN Zhejun

    2008-01-01

    The paper firstly analyzes the influence factor on material removal rate of curved optical work-pieces in the bonnet polishing. Then the experiments are conducted to reveal the effects of several polishing parameters on the material removal rate when the spherical optical glasses are polished with different curvature radius, such as the decrement of the bonnet, the rotational speed of the bonnet and the curvature radius of the work-piece's surface using a bonnet trial-manufacturing machine developed by our assignment groups. In the end, the curvilinear relationships between these parameters and the material removal rate are acquired and the laws of the effects on material removal rate in bonnet polishing by several parameters are given. When the spherical-pieces are polished with smaller curvature radius, it is not proportional to either bonnet decrement or bonnet rotational speed as described by the Preston equation although the removal rate increases as the relative velocity or the applied pressure increases. Therefore, for the purpose of calculating more accurately the material removal of the spherical work-pieces, the Preston equation should be modified and studied further.

  12. Gold nanoparticles on the surface of soda-lime glass: morphological, linear and nonlinear optical characterization.

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    Romani, E C; Vitoreti, Douglas; Gouvêa, Paula M P; Caldas, P G; Prioli, R; Paciornik, S; Fokine, Michael; Braga, Arthur M B; Gomes, Anderson S L; Carvalho, Isabel C S

    2012-02-27

    Materials presenting high optical nonlinearity, such as materials containing metal nanoparticles (NPs), can be used in various applications in photonics. This motivated the research presented in this paper, where morphological, linear and nonlinear optical characteristics of gold NPs on the surface of bulk soda-lime glass substrates were investigated as a function of nanoparticle height. The NPs were obtained by annealing gold (Au) thin films previously deposited on the substrates. Pixel intensity histogram fitting on Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) images was performed to obtain the thickness of the deposited film. Image analysis was employed to obtain the statistical distribution of the average height of the NPs. In addition, absorbance spectra of the samples before and after annealing were measured. Finally, the nonlinear refractive index (n2) and the nonlinear absorption index (α2) at 800 nm were obtained before and after annealing by using the thermally managed eclipse Z-scan (TM-EZ) technique with a Ti:Sapphire laser (150 fs pulses). Results show that both n2 and α2 at this wavelength change signs after the annealing and that the samples presented a high nonlinear refractive index.

  13. Optical Properties of Amorphous AlN Thin Films on Glass and Silicon Substrates Grown by Single Ion Beam Sputtering

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    Hajakbari, Fatemeh; Mojtahedzadeh Larijani, Majid; Ghoranneviss, Mahmood; Aslaninejad, Morteza; Hojabri, Alireza

    2010-09-01

    The structural and optical properties of aluminum nitride (AlN) films deposited on glass and silicon substrates by single ion beam sputtering technique have been investigated. The X-ray diffraction and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) study revealed the formation of the amorphous phase of AlN. The optical characteristics of films, such as refractive index, extinction coefficient, and average thickness, were calculated by Swanepoel's method using transmittance measurements. The refractive index and average roughness values of the films increased with film thickness. Moreover, it was found that thickness augmentation leads to a decrease in optical band gap energy calculated using Tauc's relation.

  14. Nanostructuring an erbium local environment inside sol-gel silica glasses: toward efficient erbium optical fiber lasers

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    Savelii, Inna; El Hamzaoui, Hicham; Bigot, Laurent; Bouwmans, Géraud; Fsaifes, Ihsan; Capoen, Bruno; Bouazaoui, Mohamed

    2016-02-01

    To extend the use of erbium- (Er-)/aluminum- (Al-) codoped optical fibers in hostile environments, the reduction of the Al amount has been identified as a serious way to harden them against harsh radiation. In this work, sol-gel monolithic Er3+-doped and Er3+/Al3+-codoped silica glasses were prepared from nanoporous silica xerogels soaked in a solution containing an Er salt together or not with an Al salt. After sintering, these glasses were used as the core material of microstructured optical fibers made by the stack-and-draw method. The influence of Al incorporation on the optical properties of Er3+-doped silica glasses and fibers is investigated. This approach enabled the preparation of silica glasses containing dispersed Er3+ ions with low Al content. The obtained fibers have been tested in an all-fibered cavity laser architecture. The Er3+/Al3+-codoped fiber laser presents a maximum efficiency of 27% at 1530 nm. We show that without Al doping, the laser exhibits lower performances that depend on Er content inside the doped fiber core. The effect of Er pair-induced quenching also has been investigated through nonsaturable absorption experiments, which clearly indicate that the fraction of Er ion pairs is significantly reduced in the Al-codoped fiber.

  15. Role of PbO in EPR, optical properties and DC conductivity of vanadyl-doped alkali lead borate glasses

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    Gahlot, P.S. [Department of Physics, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak 124001 (India); Seth, V.P. [Department of Physics, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak 124001 (India); Agarwal, A. [Department of Applied Physics, Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar 25001 (India)]. E-mail: aagju@yahoo.com; Sanghi, S. [Department of Applied Physics, Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar 25001 (India); Chand, P. [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 208016 (India); Goyal, D.R. [Department of Physics, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak 124001 (India)

    2005-01-31

    Glasses with composition xM{sub 2}O (0.30-x) PbO 0.70 B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (M=Li, K) containing 2.0mol% of V{sub 2}O{sub 5} have been prepared in the range 0.00=optical properties and DC conductivity of these glasses have been studied. Spin Hamiltonian parameters (SHPs), dipolar hyperfine parameter, P and Fermi contact interaction parameter, K and molecular orbital coefficients ({alpha}2 and {gamma}2) have been calculated. In these glasses there is an increase in the tetragonality of the V{sup 4+}O{sub 6} complex and the 3dxy orbit expands with an increase in the M{sub 2}O:PbO ratio. Values of the theoretical optical basicity, {lambda}{sub th}, have also been reported. Optical band gap increases with decrease in PbO content. For x>0.02, the DC conductivity of these glasses increases and activation energy decreases.

  16. An optical and structural investigation into CdTe nanocrystals embedded into the tellurium lithium borophosphate glass matrix

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    WAGEH; S

    2010-01-01

    Cadmium telluride nanocrystals that form in the TeO2-Li2O-B2O3-P2O5 glass matrix have been synthesized and studied.They are investigated by X-ray diffraction(XRD),optical transmission and infrared spectroscopy.It has been shown that the long annealing time effect on present samples leads to the growth of CdTe nanoparticles and an increase of tellurium oxide on the surface of nanocrystallites.On the other hand,the infrared spectroscopy shows that the phosphate and borate networks of the glass matrices are modified with doping by CdTe nanoparticles.

  17. Effect of lead oxide on optical properties of Pr{sup 3+} doped some borate based glasses

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    Srivastava, P.; Rai, S.B.; Rai, D.K

    2004-04-14

    The optical properties of Pr{sup 3+} ions in some borate based glasses with varying concentration of lead oxide have been studied. The concentration of lead oxide has been varied from 0 to 50 mol%. The Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters ({omega}{sub {lambda}}) and other radiative properties for the glasses have been calculated. Variations of Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters are discussed on the basis of structural analysis. It is observed from fluorescence spectra that the fluorescence yield increases with addition of lead oxide and is about five times greater at 40% PbO than that at 0% PbO.

  18. X-ray optical units made of glass: achievements and perspectives

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    Civitani, M.; Basso, S.; Ghigo, M.; Pareschi, G.; Salmaso, B.; Spiga, D.; Tagliaferri, G.; Vecchi, G.; Burwitz, V.; Hartner, G. D.; Menz, B.

    2014-07-01

    Future X-ray telescopes with very large collecting area, like the proposed Athena with more than 2 m2 effective area at 1 keV, need to be realized as assemblies of a large number of X-ray optical units, named X-ray Optical Units (XOUs). The Brera Astronomical Observatory (INAF-OAB) is developing a new technology to manufacture these modular elements, compatible with an angular resolution of 5 arcsec HEW (Half-Energy-Width). This technique consists in stacking in a Wolter-I configuration several layers of thin foils of glass, previously formed by direct hot slumping. The achievable global angular resolution of the optics relies on the required surface shape accuracy of slumped foils, on the smoothness of the mirror surfaces and on the correct integration and co-alignment of the mirror segments operated trough a dedicated Integration Machine (IMA). In this paper we provide an overview of the project development, reporting on the very promising results achieved so far, including in-focus full illumination X-ray tests of the prototype (Proof of Concept, POC#2, integrated at the beginning of 2013) for which an HEW of 22.1'' has been measured at Panter/MPE. Moreover we report on the on-going activities, with a new integrated prototype (PoC#3). X-ray test in pencil beam revealed that at least a segment between two external ribs is characterized by an HEW well below 10''. Lastly, the overall process up-grade to go from 20 m to 12m focal length (to be compatible with Athena+ configuration) is presented.

  19. Thermal and optical properties of Nd{sup 3+} ions in K–Ca–Al fluorophosphate glasses

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    Linganna, K. [School of Information and Communications, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, 261 Cheomdan-gwagiro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712 (Korea, Republic of); Viswanath, C.S. Dwaraka [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517502 (India); Narro-Garcia, R. [Centro de Física Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Boulevard Juriquilla 3001, Querétaro 76230, Querétaro Mexico (Mexico); Ju, S.; Han, W.-T. [School of Information and Communications, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, 261 Cheomdan-gwagiro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712 (Korea, Republic of); Jayasankar, C.K. [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517502 (India); Venkatramu, V., E-mail: vvramuphd@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa 516003, Andhra Pradesh (India)

    2015-10-15

    Fluorophosphate glasses of composition (P{sub 2}O{sub 5}–K{sub 2}O–Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}–CaO–CaF{sub 2})-doped with various Nd{sub 2}O{sub 3} concentrations were prepared by a melt quenching technique and their thermal, vibrational and optical properties were investigated. Thermal stability of the fluorophosphate glass has been determined from differential scanning calorimetric thermograph. The vibrational modes of the present glass have been studied using Raman spectrum. The intensity parameters, Ω{sub λ} (λ=2, 4 and 6) as well as radiative properties for the {sup 4}F{sub 3/2} level of Nd{sup 3+} ion, have been evaluated from the absorption spectra of 1.0 mol% Nd{sub 2}O{sub 3}-doped glass using the Judd–Ofelt theory. Strong near infrared emission at 1.06 =m attributed to {sup 4}F{sub 3/2}→{sup 4}I{sub 11/2} transition has been obtained for all the glasses upon 806 nm diode laser excitation. Decay analysis has been carried out and found that the lifetime for the {sup 4}F{sub 3/2} level of Nd{sup 3+} ion was found to be higher compared to the other Nd{sup 3+}-doped glass host matrices. The quantum efficiency and saturation intensity have been determined to be 93% and 2.32×10{sup 8} W/m{sup 2}, respectively for 1.0 mol% Nd{sub 2}O{sub 3}-doped glass. The results indicate that the present glasses could be useful for 1.06 µm laser applications. - Highlights: • Nd{sup 3+}-doped K–Al–Ca fluorophosphate glasses were prepared and characterized. • Raman and DSC measurements have been carried out. • Strong near infrared emission at 1.06 μm ({sup 4}F{sub 3/2}→{sup 4}I{sub 11/2} transition) has been found. • Optical properties have been evaluated and compared to other host matrices. • Higher lifetime and quantum efficiency have been noticed in the studied glasses.

  20. Electrical and optical investigations in Te–Ge–Ag and Te–Ge–AgI chalcogenide glasses

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    Cui, S. [Glass and Ceramic Laboratory, Institute of Chemical Sciences of Rennes, UMR-CNRS 6226, University of Rennes 1, 35042 Rennes cedex (France); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Le Coq, D., E-mail: david.lecoq@univ-rennes1.fr [Glass and Ceramic Laboratory, Institute of Chemical Sciences of Rennes, UMR-CNRS 6226, University of Rennes 1, 35042 Rennes cedex (France); Boussard-Plédel, C.; Bureau, B. [Glass and Ceramic Laboratory, Institute of Chemical Sciences of Rennes, UMR-CNRS 6226, University of Rennes 1, 35042 Rennes cedex (France)

    2015-08-05

    Highlights: • Evolution of the electrical conductivities in Ag and AgI-GeTe{sub 4} glasses. • We demonstrate a change of a conductivity type (electronic vs ionic) in AgI–GeTe{sub 4} glasses. • A structural model for Ag and AgI–GeTe{sub 4} glasses is proposed. • The role of Ag in the structure of the Ag and AgI–GeTe{sub 4} glasses is described. - Abstract: (GeTe{sub 4}){sub 100−x}Ag{sub x} and (GeTe{sub 4}){sub 100−x}(AgI){sub x} glasses were prepared by a melting-quenching method. The glass electrical conductivity was investigated by both electrochemical impedance spectroscopy at different temperatures from 283 K to 333 K and four-probe method at room temperature (293 K). Meanwhile, as a major factor determining the electrical conductivity of a solid, optical band gap was also studied. By comparing the electrical conductivity values and glass optical band gap evolution, it was found that (GeTe{sub 4}){sub 100−x}Ag{sub x} glasses are mainly electronic conductive. On the other hand, the electrical conductivities of (GeTe{sub 4}){sub 100−x}(AgI){sub x} glasses firstly show a monotonic decrease by increasing AgI up to 15 mol.%, and then an increase when the AgI content is higher than 15 mol.%. The activation energy E{sub a} and the pre-exponential factor σ{sub 0} show apparent turning point when AgI content is 15 mol.%, signifying a conductivity mechanism change. In this paper, correlations between the conductivity and hypothetical structures in (GeTe{sub 4}){sub 100−x}Ag{sub x} and (GeTe{sub 4}){sub 100−x}(AgI){sub x} glasses are done and the importance of the Ag role is underlined.

  1. Optical thickness measurement of mask blank glass plate by the excess fraction method using a wavelength-tuning interferometer

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    Kim, Yangjin; Hibino, Kenichi; Sugita, Naohiko; Mitsuishi, Mamoru

    2013-10-01

    The absolute optical thickness of a 140-mm2 mask blank glass plate 3.1 mm thickness was measured by three-surface interferometry using a wavelength-tuning Fizeau interferometer. The interference order was determined by the excess fraction method. The wavelength of a tunable laser diode was scanned linearly from 632 to 642 nm, and a CCD detector recorded 2000 interference images. Two kinds of optical thicknesses measured by discrete Fourier analysis and phase-shifting were synthesized to obtain the optical thickness with respect to the ordinary refractive index. The optical thickness defined by the group refractive index at the 637 nm central wavelength was measured by wavelength scanning. The optical thickness deviation defined by the ordinary refractive index was measured using tunable phase-shifting. The systematic errors caused by nonlinearity in the wavelength tuning were corrected through correlation analysis between the theoretical and observed interference fringes.

  2. Physical, thermal, structural and optical absorption studies of vanadyl doped magnesium oxy-chloride bismo-borate glasses

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    M.S. Dahiya

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Oxy-chloride bismuth-borate glasses with composition xMgCl2·(30 − xMgO·20Bi2O3·50B2O3 containing 2 mol% doping of V2O5 (x = 12, 15, 20, 25 and 30 are prepared by melt-quenching technique. The structural, thermal and optical behaviors are explained by analyzing the data obtained from density (D, molar volume (Vm, theoretical optical basicity (Λth, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC, FTIR and UV–vis results. A decrease in D and increase in Vm (except for sample MBV3 for which D is maximum on increasing chloride content suggests the formation of non-bridging oxygen atoms. Maximum glass transition temperature (Tg and crystallization temperature (Tx have been observed for sample MBV3. The glass stability (S and stability ratio (S/Tg have been calculated from the values of Tg and Tx and both are having maximum values for sample MBV3. Study of the FTIR spectra in the mid-IR range reveals the presence of both triangular and tetrahedral coordinated boron. The optical studies through UV–vis spectral analysis show non-sharp edge. The optical band gap (Eg is also maximum for sample MBV3.

  3. Preparation of glasses and glass ceramics of heavy metal oxides containing silver: optical, structural and electrochemical properties; Preparacao de vidros e vitroceramicas de oxidos de metais pesados contendo prata: propriedades opticas, estruturais e eletroquimicas

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    Bregadiolli, Bruna A. [Departamento de Fisica, Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Bauru - SP (Brazil); Souza, Ernesto R.; Sigoli, Fernando A. [Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas - SP (Brazil); Caiut, Jose M.A. [Departamento de Quimica, Faculdade de Filosofia Ciencias e Letras de Ribeirao Preto, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto - SP (Brazil); Alencar, Monica A.S.; Benedetti, Assis V. [Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Araraquara - SP (Brazil); Nalin, Marcelo, E-mail: mnalin@ufscar.br [Departamento de Quimica, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, SP, (Brazil)

    2012-07-01

    Silver containing heavy metal oxide glasses and glass ceramics of the system WO{sub 3}-SbPO{sub 4} -PbO-AgCl with different AgCl contents have been prepared and their thermal, structural and optical properties characterized. Glass ceramics containing metallic silver nanoparticles have been prepared by annealing glass samples at temperatures above the glass transition and analyzed by transmission electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis. The presence of the metallic clusters has been also confirmed by the observation of a surface plasmon resonance band in the visible range. Cyclic voltammetric measurements indicated the presence of metallic silver into the glasses, even before to perform the thermal treatment. (author)

  4. Effect of the addition of MgF2 and NaF on the thermal, optical and magnetic properties of fluoride glasses for sensing applications

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    Wang, Yujie; Wang, Shuangbao; Deng, Saifu; Liu, Jianting; Zhang, Jiahui

    2017-10-01

    Optical glass was very important for the development of optical fiber sensor. In this paper, a new type fluoride glass of ZrF4-BaF2-AlF3-NaF-MgF2(ZBANM) was synthesized for sensing application which has low loss and high magneto-optical coefficient, and it was found that the glass system had at least 60% transmittance from 3.5 μm to 7 μm and smallest verdet constant of 4.628E-5/(rad A-1) at 632.8 nm. The relationship among the compositions of sample glass with its thermal property, optical absorptivity and magnetic-optical coefficients was respectively studied with Thermal Gravimetric-Differential Thermal Analyzer, Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy and a home-made magneto optical bench. The study indicated that transmittance of fluoride glass structure had been obviously improved after moderate content of Mg2+ and Na+ was doped. Simultaneously, with the molar ratio of alkaline-earth ions Mg increased, the Verdet constant of fluoride glass was increased. And the glass structure with composition of 48%ZrF4-24%BaF2-6%AlF3-8%NaF-14%MgF2 exhibited a small molar absorptivity and the largest Verdet constant of 2.853E-4/(rad A-1).

  5. A study on the optical, structural, electrical conductivity and dielectric properties of a lithium bismuth germanium tungsten glasses

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    Salem, Shaaban M., E-mail: shaabansalem@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Al Azhar University, Nasr City 11884, Cairo (Egypt); Abdel-Khalek, E.K. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Al Azhar University, Nasr City 11884, Cairo (Egypt); Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Jazan University (Saudi Arabia); Mohamed, E.A. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science (Girl' s Branch), Al Azhar University, Nasr City, Cairo (Egypt); Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Jazan University (Saudi Arabia); Farouk, M. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Al Azhar University, Nasr City 11884, Cairo (Egypt); Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Jazan University (Saudi Arabia)

    2012-02-05

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer I report, for the first time, the effect of WO{sub 3} on Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}, Li{sub 2}O, GeO{sub 2} and WO{sub 3} glasses through structural, optical, conductivity and dielectric studies. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Optical band gap E{sub op} for all types of electronic transitions, Urbach energy (E{sub r}), and refractive index determined. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The WO{sub 3} promotes as bitter constituent the reduction of W{sup 6+} to W{sup 5+} giving the bluish color. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Infrared spectra reveal characteristic GeO{sub 4}, GeO{sub 6}, Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}, BiO{sub 6}, WO{sub 4} and WO{sub 6} units. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Based on ac and dc conductivity the conductivity increased and activation energies decreased with increase of WO{sub 3} content at all frequencies. - Abstract: Glasses in the system (65 - x)Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-15Li{sub 2}O-20GeO{sub 2}-xWO{sub 3} (where x = 2, 5 and 10 mol%) were prepared by normal melt quenching method. The change in density and molar volume in these glasses indicates the effect of WO{sub 3} on the glass structure. Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectra show that these glasses are made up of GeO{sub 4}, GeO{sub 6}, BiO{sub 6}, BiO{sub 3}, WO{sub 4} and WO{sub 6} basic structural units. The structural units of BiO{sub 6}, GeO{sub 6} and WO{sub 6} increase with the increasing of WO{sub 3} content. The optical constants of these glasses are determined over a spectral range, providing the complex dielectric constant to be calculated. Higher values for the refractive index and dispersion are recorded due to the high polarizability of bismuth and tungsten ions. The values of the optical band gap E{sub g} for all types of electronic transitions and refractive index have been determined and discussed. The dc conductivity measured in the temperature range 423-623 K obeys Arrhenius law. The dielectric constant ({epsilon} Prime ), dielectric loss (tan {delta}) and

  6. Optical and Dielectric Properties of Cr3+ & Cu2+ :P2O5-ZnO-LiF Glasses

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    C. Parthasaradhi Reddy

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The present paper reports on the results concerning structural, thermal, optical (absorption & emission, dielectric and ac conductivity properties of host glass in the chemical composition of 50P2O5-30ZnO-20LiF (PZL, and two different transition metal ions doped glasses such as (0.5 mol% Cr3+:49.5P2O5-30ZnO-20LiF and (0.5 mol% Cu2+:49.5P2O5-30ZnO-20LiF glasses have successfully been prepared by a melt quenching technique. Thermal analysis has been carried out on the host (PZL precursor chemical mix in evaluating weight loss from its TG profile and glass transition temperature (Tg and crystalline temperature (Tc from its DTA profile. The presence of Cr3+ and Cu2+ has been confirmed from their EDX profiles and absorption spectra. From the absorption spectrum of Cr3+: PZL glass, a couple of bands at 460 nm (4A2g (F  4T1g (F and 664 nm ( 4A2g (F  4T2g (F have been displayed where as a broad absorption band at 824 nm (2B1g → 2B2g is observed from Cu2+: PZL optical glass. The nature of local symmetry and structural information of the neighboring atoms of dopant ions (Cr3+& Cu2+ in the host matrix have been understood by evaluating the crystal field strength (Dq and Racah (B & C parameters

  7. The Surface Morphology and Optical Properties of Refined Glasses with Inorganic Nano-molecules

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    Drajewicz, Marcin; Pytel, Maciej; Rokicki, Paweł; Góral, Marek

    2015-05-01

    New refining technology of soda-calcium-silicon glass surfaces with inorganic compounds nano-molecules has been presented in the study. In order to determine modification of the glass surface SEM observation and EDX analysis have been carried out. The UV-VIS, photo-elasticity and ellipsometry examinations were carried out on glass samples. The results of investigations that have been conducted show that refining process of the glass surface by use of nanopowder inorganic compounds deposited electrostatically on glass surface provides forming of very thin (about 50 nm) surface layers [1]. This method of surface modification improves physical and chemical glass properties. In this paper results of microhardness test of refined glass were also presented.

  8. Effect of TiO2 on the optical, structural and crystallization behavior of barium borate glasses

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    Marzouk, M. A.; ElBatal, F. H.; ElBatal, H. A.

    2016-07-01

    Collective characterizations of prepared binary barium borate glass (50 mol % BaO - 50 mol % B2O3) together with samples containing increasing added TiO2 contents (5% → 30%) were carried out by optical and FT infrared absorption measurements. FT infrared and X-ray diffraction analysis were done for heat treated glass - ceramic derivatives prepared through two step regime process. Optical spectra of the glasses reveal the presence of titanium ions mainly in the tetravalent state imparting additional UV band beside strong UV absorption due to trace iron impurity. IR spectral studies indicate the presence of triangular and tetrahedral borate groups through the modification of BaO to some BO3 to BO4 groups beside the presence of titanium ions as interfering or overlapping TiO4 or Bsbnd Osbnd Ti groupings in the glassy network. Crystalline X-ray diffraction results indicate the separation of crystalline barium borate of the composition (2BaO.5 B2O3) as a main constituent together with some crystalline alkali titanates confirming the role of TiO2 of both as nucleating agent beside acting as structural forming through reaction with alkali oxides to form crystalline titanates. The optical band gap values reveal progressive decrease and increase of Urbach energy with TiO2 content and the same for the refractive index values and all these parameters are correlated with the proposed changes in the glass constitution with the introduction of TiO2. The additional thermal expansion measurements indicate the peculiar characteristic negative expansion up to 300 °C and after which an increase in the coefficient of thermal expansion is identified with the increase in temperature. The thermal parameters are also correlated with the modification of the glass structure by the introduction of titanium ions.

  9. Welding of glasses in optical and partial-optical contact via focal position adjustment of femtosecond-laser pulses at moderately high repetition rate

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    Tan, Hua; Duan, Ji'an

    2017-07-01

    We used 1030-nm femtosecond-laser pulses focused above/at/below the interface of two fused-silica glass substrates in optical and partial-optical contact to successfully weld them at a moderately high repetition rate of 600 kHz. Variation in the laser focal position for these two gap-distance regimes (optical and partial-optical contact) yields different bonding strengths (BSs) and machining mechanisms. The maximum bonding strength (58.2 MPa) can be achieved for a gap distance ≤λ /4 for optical-contact welding when laser focused below the interface, and the corresponding height of the welding seam was 23 μm. In addition, our results demonstrated that the "filamentation welding technique" is critical to the femtosecond-laser direct welding of glasses. Furthermore, line welding is significantly easier to realize when the femtosecond laser focuses at the interface in partial-optical-contact welding applications due to the combined effects of filamentation welding and ablation.

  10. Cold and Hot Slumped Glass Optics with interfacing ribs for high angular resolution x-ray telescopes

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    Civitani, M.; Basso, S.; Ghigo, M.; Pareschi, G.; Salmaso, B.; Spiga, D.; Vecchi, G.; Banham, R.; Breuning, E.; Burwitz, V.; Hartner, G.; Menz, B.

    2016-07-01

    The Slumped Glass Optics technology, developed at INAF/OAB since a few years, is becoming a competitive solution for the realization of the future X-ray telescopes with a very large collecting area, e.g. the approved Athena, with more than 2 m2 effective area at 1 keV and with a high angular resolution (5'' HEW). The developed technique is based on modular elements, named X-ray Optical Units (XOUs), made of several layers of thin foils of glass, previously formed by direct hot slumping in cylindrical configuration and then stacked in a Wolter-I configuration, through interfacing ribs. The latest advancements in the production of thin glass substrates may allow a great simplification of this process, avoiding the preforming step via hot slumping. In fact, the strength and the flexibility of glass foils with thickness lower than 0.1 mm allow their bending up to very small radius of curvature without breaking. In this paper we provide an update of the project development, reporting on the last results achieved. In particular, we present the results obtained on several prototypes that have been assembled with different integration approaches.

  11. Optical, structural and thermal properties of sodium metaphosphate glasses containing Bi2O3 with interactions of gamma rays

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    Marzouk, M. A.; ElBatal, F. H.; ElBadry, K. M.; ElBatal, H. A.

    2017-01-01

    Sodium metaphosphate glasses with successive increasing added Bi2O3 contents (5-40%) were prepared to improve their chemical stability and increase their optical and thermal properties through the additional building BiO6 and BiO3 units. The optical spectrum of the base metaphosphate glass reveals strong UV absorption due to the presence of trace iron (Fe3 +) ions present as impurities. Glasses containing additional 5, 7.5 and 10% Bi2O3 show further band around 406 nm which can be related to absorption of Bi3 + ions. With increasing the Bi2O3 content, this near visible band is observed to disappear indicating peculiar behavior needing further work. Gamma irradiation causes only minor changes in the position of the strong UV peaks but an obvious induced visible broad band centered at 452-460 nm in the base and Bi2O3 containing glasses. This induced band is related to the generation of phosphorus oxygen hole center or non bridging oxygen hole center as revealed by various authors. FTIR results reveal characteristic vibrational bands due to phosphate groups and with the addition of Bi2O3, some interference of Bisbnd O vibrational units are expected. Gamma irradiation causes limited changes in the IR spectra due to suggested shielding effect of the heavy metal oxide Bi2O3.

  12. Optical limiting of niobic tellurite glass induced by self-trapped exciton absorption of the AgCl nanocrystal dopant

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    ZHAO ZhenYu; LIN Jian; JIA TianQin; SUN ZhenRong; WANG ZuGeng

    2009-01-01

    Nioblc tellurite glass doped by silver chloride nanocrystal was prepared with the melting-quenching and heat treatment method, and the self-trapped exciton absorption band of the silver chloride nanocrystal was observed at 532 nm in the UV-visible absorption spectrum. The glass structure chara-cteristics were investigated by Raman spectroscopy, and the mechanism of self-trapped exciton was analyzed by Jahn-Teller model. Its optical limiting was measured with 532 nm picosecond laser pulses, and the corresponding nonlinear absorption coefficient was measured with open-aperture Z-scan. The experimental results showed that optical limiting at 532 nm was attributed to free carrier absorption between the self-trapped state and the continuum band.

  13. Optical thermometry based on luminescence behavior of Dy{sup 3+}-doped transparent LaF{sub 3} glass ceramics

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    Bu, Y.Y. [Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, College of Electronic Science and Engineering, Nanjing (China); Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, College of Science, Nanjing (China); Cheng, S.J.; Wang, X.F. [Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, College of Electronic Science and Engineering, Nanjing (China); Key Laboratory of Radio Frequency and Micro-Nano Electronics of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing, Jiangsu (China); Yan, X.H. [Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, College of Electronic Science and Engineering, Nanjing (China); Key Laboratory of Radio Frequency and Micro-Nano Electronics of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing, Jiangsu (China); Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, College of Science, Nanjing (China)

    2015-11-15

    Dy{sup 3+}-doped transparent LaF{sub 3} glass ceramics were fabricated, and its structures of resulting glass ceramics are studied by the X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. Optical temperature sensing of the resulting glass ceramics in the temperature range from 298 to 523 K is studied based on the down-conversion luminescence of Dy{sup 3+} ion. By using fluorescence intensity ratio method, the {sup 4}I{sub 15/2} and {sup 4}F{sub 9/2} of Dy{sup 3+} ions are verified as thermally coupled levels. A minimum S{sub R} = 1.16 x 10{sup -4} K{sup -1} is obtained at T = 294 K. By doping Eu{sup 3+} ion, the overall emission color of Eu{sup 3+}-Dy{sup 3+} co-doped transparent glass ceramics can be tuned from white to yellow with the temperature increase through energy transfer between Eu{sup 3+} and Dy{sup 3+}. Additionally, the thermal stability of the Dy{sup 3+} single-doped transparent glass ceramics becomes higher after doping Eu{sup 3+} ion. (orig.)

  14. Optical absorption and near infrared emission properties of Nd 3+ ions in alkali lead tellurofluoroborate glasses

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    Saleem, S. A.; Jamalaiah, B. C.; Kumar, J. Suresh; Babu, A. Mohan; Moorthy, L. Rama; Jayasimhadri, M.; Jang, Kiwan; Lee, Ho Sueb; Yi, Soung Soo; Jeong, Jung Hyun

    2009-12-01

    Nd 3+ doped H 3BO 3-PbO-TeO 2-RF (R = Li, Na and K) glasses were prepared through melt quenching technique. Optical absorption and near infrared (NIR) fluorescence spectra were recorded at room temperature. The spectral intensities were analyzed in terms of the Judd-Ofelt (J-O) parameters ( Ω λ = 2, 4, 6). The covalency effect of Nd-O bond on the J-O parameters was estimated from the relative absorbance ratio (R) between 4I 9/2 → 4F 7/2 and 4I 9/2 → 4S 3/2 transitions. The effect of Nd-O covalency on the Ω4 and Ω6 intensity parameters as well as on the spontaneous emission probabilities ( AR) was discussed. Lomheim and Shazer hybrid method was applied to determine the fluorescence branching ratios ( βR) of each emission transition from the 4F 3/2 metastable level to its lower lying levels. The evaluated total radiative transition probabilities ( AT), stimulated emission cross-sections ( σe) and gain bandwidth parameters ( σe × Δ λP) were compared with the earlier reports.

  15. Far-infrared Optical Glasses and Fibers Based on Ge-Te-Se Glass System%远红外Ge-Te-Se硫系玻璃与光纤

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    孙杰; 王训四; 聂秋华; 戴世勋; 章向华; Bruno BUREAU; Catherine BOUSSARD; Clement CONSEIL

    2012-01-01

    GexTe65Se(35-x (x = 20, 22, 23, 24, in mole fraction, x%) Te-based chalcogenide glasses were prepared by a conventional melt-qluenching method in a silica tube under vacuum. The performance of these glasses was analyzed by X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), visible/near-infrared (IR) absorption spectroscopy and infrared transmission spectroscopy. These glasses appeared to have excellent thermal stability and transmission properties. There was no crystallization peak on the DSC curve for the two glass compositions, namely, Ge23Te65Se12 and Ge24Te6sSe11, indicating a notably enhanced resistance to crystallization and a maximum value of Tg at 188℃ for the glass composition Ge24Te65Sell. The optical transmission window was from 1.8 μm in the bandgap region to 18 pan in the phonon region. A distillation process that could effectively eliminate the absorption bands in the IR region was used for these glasses. The fabrication (rod-in-tube method) and fiber drawing were both conducted with glass compositions of Ge23Te65Se12 and Ge24Te65Sen as cladding and core, respectively. The Ge-Te-Se infrared optical fiber with core-cladding structure exhibited good fiber drawing properties.%采用传统的熔融–淬冷法制备了系列GexTe65Se(35–x)(x=20,22,23,24;摩尔分数,x%)Te基硫系玻璃。利用X射线衍射、差示扫描量热分析、分光光度计、红外光谱仪等设备研究了玻璃的性能。这些玻璃具有良好的热稳定性和红外透过性能。组分为Ge23Te65Se12,Ge24Te65Se11的玻璃的差示扫描量热曲线中没有出现析晶峰,表明玻璃具有良好的抗析晶性能。组分为Ge24Te65Se11的玻璃的转变温度Tg最高,达到了188℃。这些玻璃样品的红外透过范围都很宽,从近红外的1.8μm到远红外的18μm。通过在玻璃的制备工艺中引入蒸馏提纯工艺可以有效减弱杂质吸收峰对玻璃红外透过性能的影响。最后,选用Ge23Te65Se

  16. Preparation and Optical Properties of Er3+ -Doped Gadolinium Borosilicate Glasses

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    Sun Jiangting; Zhang Jiahua; Chen Baojiu; Lu Shaozhe; Ren Xinguang; Wang Xiaojun

    2005-01-01

    Er3+-doped Gd2 O3 -SiO2 -B2 O3 -Na2O glasses were prepared, and formation range of glass of Gd2 O3 -SiO2 -B2O3 system was experimentally obtained. It is found that the glass phase can be formed only when the content of SiO2 is 0~50%(molar fraction), Gd2O3 is 0~30%(molar fraction) and B2 O3 is above 20%(molar fraction) in this glass system. The glass can also be obtained but becomes translucent at the contents of 60%(molar fraction) SiO2 and 30% Gd2O3 , or at the contents of 60%(molar fraction) SiO2 and 30%(molar fraction) B2O3. There is no glass phase formed in other glass components. Glass forming ability for Gd2O3 content of 10%, was characterized by the value of β, the parameter of crystallization tendency, which is 0.32~1.76, obtained from the differential thermal analysis. The absorption and emission cross section, the J-O parameters Ωt(2,4,6) and radiative transition probabilities were calculated by using the theory of McCumber and Judd-Ofelt. The emission properties at 1.5 μm of the samples are discussed with the product of full width at half maximum and stimulated emission cross section. It can be seen that the value of the FWHM×σepeak product in the prepared glass is more than those of germanate, silicate and phosphate glasses. Furthermore, the maximum value of the product among these glasses reported in this work is close to that of oxyfluoride silicate glass. Therefore, the Er3+-doped gadolinium borosilicate glass in this paper is a candidate for broadband erbium doped fiber amplifiers.

  17. Magneto-optical mode conversion in a hybrid glass waveguide made by sol-gel and ion-exchange techniques

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    Royer, François; Amata, Hadi; Parsy, François; Jamon, Damien; Ghibaudo, Elise; Broquin, Jean-Emmanuel; Neveu, Sophie

    2012-01-01

    The integration of magneto-optical materials with classical technologies being still a difficult problem, this study explores the possibility to realize a mode converter based on a hybrid structure. A composite magneto-optical layer made of a silica/zirconia matrix doped by magnetic nanoparticles is coated on the top face of ion-exchanged glass waveguides. Optical characterizations that have been carried out demonstrated the efficiency of these hybrid structures in terms of lateral confinement. Furthermore, TE to TM mode conversion has been observed when a longitudinal magnetic field is applied to the device. The amount of this conversion is analysed taking into account the magneto-optical confinement and the modal birefringence of the structure.

  18. Optical properties and weakening of elastic moduli with increasing glass transition temperature (T{sub g}) in (80-x)TeO{sub 2}-xBaO-20ZnO glasses

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    Ismail, Muliana; Supardan, Siti Nurbaya; Yahya, Ahmad Kamal [Univ. Teknologi Mara (Malaysia). School of Physics and Materials Studies; Abd-Shukor, Roslan [Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia). School of Applied Physics

    2015-08-15

    BaO addition to ternary (80-x)TeO{sub 2}-20ZnO-xBaO (x = 0-20 mol.%) glasses resulted in a decrease in ultrasonic velocities and independent elastic moduli; this result indicated that the rigidity of the glass network weakened possibly because non-bridging oxygen increased. Thermal analysis results showed that glass transition temperature increased as BaO content increased because of the stabilizing effect of Ba{sup 2+} on the glass network. Additional analyses using bulk compression and ring deformation models revealed that the ratio between theoretical bulk modulus and experimental bulk modulus increased; this result indicated that the compression mechanism mainly involved isotropic ring compression. Furthermore, the increase in non-bridging oxygen formation with BaO addition caused a decrease in optical energy gap and an increase in refractive index. An increase in Urbach energy indicated that the degree of disorder in the glass system also increased.

  19. Fully compatible magneto-optical sol-gel material with glass waveguides technologies: application to mode converters

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    Royer, François; Jamon, Damien; Broquin, Jean-Emmanuel; Amata, Hadi; Kekesi, Renata; Neveu, Sophie; Blanc-Mignon, Marie-Françoise; Ghibaudo, Elise

    2011-01-01

    To overcome the difficult problem of the integration of magneto-optical materials with classical technologies, our group has developped a composite magneto-optical material made of a hybrid organic-inorganic silica type matrix doped by magnetic nanoparticles. Thin films of this material are obtained through a soft chemistry sol-gel process which gives a full compatibility with an integration on glass substarte. Due to an interesting magneto optical activity (Faraday rotation of 310°/cm) several magneto-optical functionnalities have been realized. A thin film of such composite material coated on a pyrex™ substrate acts as non-reciprocal TE/TM mode converter. An hybrid stucture made of a composite film coated on an ion-exchanged glass waveguide has been realized with a good propagation of light through a hybrid mode. Finally, the sol gel process has been adapted in order to obtain 3D inverse opals which should behave as magnetophotonic crystals. Transmittance curves reveal the photonic band gap of such opals doped with magnetic nanoparticles.

  20. Preparation and optical spectroscopy of phosphate glasses containing divalent europium ions

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    Haiping Xia(夏海平); Hongwei Song(宋宏伟); Qiuhua Nie(聂秋华); Jianli Zhang(章践立); Jinhao Wang(王金浩); Jiwei Wang(王绩伟); Tiefeng Xu(徐铁峰); Jiaha Zhang(张家骅)

    2003-01-01

    P2O5.BaO.Na2O.K2O glasses doped with various content of Eu2O3 were prepared using high temperaturemelting method, and the Eu 2+ ions in the phosphate glasses were obtained with the aid of the reductiveaction of silicon powder. The fabricating conditions, fluorescence, excitation spectra of the glasses werethen studied. The glasses containing europium show a broad emission band at 450 nm and sharp bandsfrom 580 to 650 nm, and the co-existence of Eu2+ and Eu3+ is identified. Also, a good glass with adominant proportion and large quantity of Eu2+ ions can be obtained by the reductive action of siliconpowder and proper processing.

  1. Au{sup 3+} ion implantation on FTO coated glasses: Effect on structural, electrical, optical and phonon properties

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    Sahu, Bindu; Dey, Ranajit; Bajpai, P.K., E-mail: bajpai.pk1@gmail.com

    2017-06-01

    Highlights: • Effects of 11.00 MeV Au{sup 3+} ions implanted in FTO coated (thickness ≈300 nm) silicate glasses at varying fluence. • Metal clustering near the surface and subsurface region below glass-FTO interface changes electrical and optical properties significantly. • Ion implantation does not affect the crystalline structure of the coated films; however, the tetragonal distortion increases with increasing ion fluence. • Significant surface reconstruction takes place with ion beam fluence; The average roughness also decreases with increasing fluence. • The sheet resistivity increases with increasing fluence. • Raman analysis also corroborates the re-crystallization process inducing due to ion implantation. • Optical properties of the implanted surfaces changes significantly. - Abstract: Effects of 11.00 MeV Au{sup 3+} ions implanted in FTO coated (thickness ≈300 nm) silicate glasses on structural, electrical optical and phonon behavior have been explored. It has been observed that metal clustering near the surface and sub-surface region below glass-FTO interface changes electrical and optical properties significantly. Ion implantation does not affect the crystalline structure of the coated films; however, the unit cell volume decreases with increase in fluence and the tetragonal distortion (c/a ratio) also decreases systematically in the implanted samples. The sheet resistivity of the films increases from 11 × 10{sup −5} ohm-cm (in pristine) to 7.5 × 10{sup −4} ohm-cm for highest ion beam fluence ≈10{sup 15} ions/cm{sup 2}. The optical absorption decreases with increasing fluence whereas, the optical transmittance as well as reflectance increases with increasing fluence. The Raman spectra are observed at ∼530 cm{sup −1} and ∼1103 cm{sup −1} in pristine sample. The broad band at 530 cm{sup −1} shifts towards higher wave number in the irradiated samples. This may be correlated with increased disorder and strain relaxation in

  2. Preparation and Optical Investigations of [(Sr1-xBixTiO3]-[2SiO2B2O3]-[CeO2] Glasses

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    Chandkiram Gautam

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We are reporting synthesis and structural and optical investigation of strontium bismuth titanate borosilicate glasses with addition of one mole percent cerium oxide (CeO2. Glasses were synthesized by conventional rapid melt quench method. XRD studies of the glass samples confirm the amorphous nature. Infrared absorption spectra various strontium bismuth titanate borosilicate glass samples having glass system 60[(Sr1-xBixTiO3]-39[2SiO2B2O3]-1[CeO2] (x=0.0,0.1,0.2,0.4 were recorded over a continuous spectral range from 400 to 4000 cm−1. IR spectra were analyzed to determine and differentiate of various vibrational modes in the structural change. Raman spectroscopy of all glass samples was also carried out in the wave number range from 200 to 2000 cm−1.

  3. Physical and optical absorption studies of Fe{sup 3+} - ions doped lithium borate glasses containing certain alkaline earths

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    Bhogi, Ashok [VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, Telangana (India); Kumar, R. Vijaya [School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana (India); Kistaiah, P., E-mail: pkistaiah@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana (India)

    2016-05-23

    Iron ion doped lithium borate glasses with the composition 15RO-25Li{sub 2}O-59B{sub 2}O{sub 3}-1Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} (where R= Ca, Sr and Ba) have been prepared by the conventional melt quenching technique and characterized to investigate the physical and optical properties using XRD, density, molar volume and UV-Visible spectroscopy. The optical absorption spectra exhibit a band at around 460 nm which is assigned to {sup 6}A{sub 1g}(S) → 4E{sub g} (G) of Fe{sup 3+} ions with distorted octahedral symmetry. From ultraviolet absorption edges, the optical band gap and Urbach energies have been evaluated. The effect of alkaline earths on these properties is discussed.

  4. Physical and optical absorption studies of Fe3+ - ions doped lithium borate glasses containing certain alkaline earths

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    Bhogi, Ashok; Kumar, R. Vijaya; Kistaiah, P.

    2016-05-01

    Iron ion doped lithium borate glasses with the composition 15RO-25Li2O-59B2O3-1Fe2O3 (where R= Ca, Sr and Ba) have been prepared by the conventional melt quenching technique and characterized to investigate the physical and optical properties using XRD, density, molar volume and UV-Visible spectroscopy. The optical absorption spectra exhibit a band at around 460 nm which is assigned to 6A1g(S) → 4Eg (G) of Fe3+ ions with distorted octahedral symmetry. From ultraviolet absorption edges, the optical band gap and Urbach energies have been evaluated. The effect of alkaline earths on these properties is discussed.

  5. Studies of an alternative glass pressure housing for optical modules in the KM3NeT neutrino telescope

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    Cosquer, Alain; Keller, Pascale; KM3NeT Consortium

    2011-01-01

    KM3NeT is a future European research infrastructure, which will host a neutrino telescope with a volume of at least 1 Km3 in the deep Mediterranean Sea. This challenging project will require the installation of thousands of photon detectors with their related electronics and calibration systems several kilometres below the sea level. The design builds on the extensive experience gained in the pioneering ANTARES, NEMO and NESTOR underwater neutrino telescope projects. However, independent of the technical and scientific challenges inherent to such a project, new solutions must be pursued in order to significantly increase the cost effectiveness. This contribution presents the first results of a finite element analysis (FEA) performed at CPPM, in association with the Schott glass R&D department, for an alternative low cost glass pressure housing for optical modules in the KM3NeT neutrino telescope.

  6. The high-birefringence asymmetric SF57 glass microstructured optical fiber at 1060.0 μm

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    Pei, Ting-Hang; Zhang, Zhifeng; Zhang, Yilei

    2017-07-01

    Many high-birefringence asymmetric microstructured optical fibers (MOFs) have been numerically designed and analyzed, but the fabrication of asymmetric MOF is challenging, especially those with elliptical structures. In this work, we designed, fabricated and modelled an asymmetric glass MOF in which the structure is asymmetric and the air holes are elliptical. SF57 glass was selected due to the high refraction index and low absorption in the Terahertz region. From simulations based on the finite difference (FD) method at 1060.0 μm, the polarizations of the first two modes are perpendicular to each other and the effective refraction indices are different, which lead to the birefringence of this MOF as high as 0.090. The plane-wave expansion method was used to verify the FD calculations, where both results are consistent and the difference is about 0.1%.

  7. Characterization and optical properties of Fe2O3-PbO-B2O3 glasses

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    Sanjay, Kishore, N.; Kundu, R.; Dahiya, S.; Pal, I.; Dhankhar, S.; Punia, R.

    2016-05-01

    Heavy metal-based oxide glasses of compositions xFe2O3.(40-x)PbO.60B2O3 have been synthesized by the standard melt-quenching technique. The amorphous nature of these samples is ascertained by XRD patterns. Scanning Electron Microscope is used to study the microstructure of the samples. The absorption edge (λcut-off) shifts toward longer wavelengths with an increase in Fe2O3 content in the glass matrix. Study of absorption edge signifies the glassy nature of the samples. The values of optical band gap energy for indirect allowed and forbidden transitions have been determined and it is found that it decreases with increasing Fe2O3 content. The Urbach's energy is used to characterize the degree of disorder in the studied samples.

  8. Study on optical nonlinearities of ZnO-Nb2O5-TeO2 glass with time-resolved four-wave mixing technique

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    Li Jiang(江丽); Shi'an Zhang(张诗按); Yufei Wang(王宇飞); Zhenrong Sun(孙真荣); Zugeng Wang(王祖赓); Jian Lin(林健); Wenhai Huang(黄文旵); Zhizhan Xu(徐至展); Ruxin Li(李儒新)

    2004-01-01

    We investigated nonlinear optical properties of ZnO-Nb2O5-TeO2 glass excited by a femtosecond laser with time-resolved four-wave mixing (FWM) technique. The unusual FWM signals were observed in samples with ZnO dopant. The mechanism for the optical nonlinearities was discussed.

  9. A study on linear and non-linear optical constants of Rhodamine B thin film deposited on FTO glass

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    Yahia, I.S. [Nano-Science & Semiconductor Labs, Physics Department, Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University, Roxy, Cairo (Egypt); Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, King Khalid University, P.O. Box 9004, Abha (Saudi Arabia); Jilani, Asim, E-mail: asim.jilane@gmail.com [Centre of Nanotechnology, Physics Department-Faculty of Science-AL Faisaliah Campus, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80200, Jeddah 21589 (Saudi Arabia); Abutalib, M.M. [Centre of Nanotechnology, Physics Department-Faculty of Science-AL Faisaliah Campus, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80200, Jeddah 21589 (Saudi Arabia); AlFaify, S. [Nano-Science & Semiconductor Labs, Physics Department, Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University, Roxy, Cairo (Egypt); Shkir, M. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, King Khalid University, P.O. Box 9004, Abha (Saudi Arabia); Abdel-wahab, M.Sh.; Al-Ghamdi, Attieh A. [Centre of Nanotechnology, Physics Department-Faculty of Science-AL Faisaliah Campus, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80200, Jeddah 21589 (Saudi Arabia); El-Naggar, A.M. [Exploitation of Renewable Energy Applications in Saudi Arabia, Physics & Astronomy Department, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O.Box 2455, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia)

    2016-06-01

    The aim of this research was to fabricate/deposit the good quality thin film of Rhodamine B dye on fluorine doped tin oxide glass substrate by the low cost spin coating technique and study their linear and nonlinear optical parameters. The thickness of the thin film was measured about 300 nm with alpha step system. The transmittance of the fabricated thin film was found to be above 75% corresponding to the fluorine doped tin oxide layer. The structural analysis was performed with X-rays diffraction spectroscopy. Atomic force microscope showed the topographic image of deposited thin film. Linear optical constant like absorption coefficient, band gap, and extinction index was calculated. The dielectric constant was calculated to know the optical response of Rhodamine B dye over fluorine doped tin oxide substrate. The nonlinear optical constant like linear optical susceptibility χ{sup (1)}, nonlinear optical susceptibility χ{sup (3)}, nonlinear refractive index (n{sub 2}) were calculated by spectroscopic method. This method has advantage over the experimental method like Z-Scan for organic dye base semiconductors for future advance optoelectronics applications like dye synthesis solar cell.

  10. A study on linear and non-linear optical constants of Rhodamine B thin film deposited on FTO glass

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    Yahia, I. S.; Jilani, Asim; Abutalib, M. M.; AlFaify, S.; Shkir, M.; Abdel-wahab, M. Sh.; Al-Ghamdi, Attieh A.; El-Naggar, A. M.

    2016-06-01

    The aim of this research was to fabricate/deposit the good quality thin film of Rhodamine B dye on fluorine doped tin oxide glass substrate by the low cost spin coating technique and study their linear and nonlinear optical parameters. The thickness of the thin film was measured about 300 nm with alpha step system. The transmittance of the fabricated thin film was found to be above 75% corresponding to the fluorine doped tin oxide layer. The structural analysis was performed with X-rays diffraction spectroscopy. Atomic force microscope showed the topographic image of deposited thin film. Linear optical constant like absorption coefficient, band gap, and extinction index was calculated. The dielectric constant was calculated to know the optical response of Rhodamine B dye over fluorine doped tin oxide substrate. The nonlinear optical constant like linear optical susceptibility χ(1), nonlinear optical susceptibility χ(3), nonlinear refractive index (n2) were calculated by spectroscopic method. This method has advantage over the experimental method like Z-Scan for organic dye base semiconductors for future advance optoelectronics applications like dye synthesis solar cell.

  11. Optical spectroscopy applied to the analysis of medieval and post-medieval plain flat glass fragments excavated in Belgium

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    Meulebroeck, W.; Wouters, H.; Baert, K.; Ceglia, A.; Terryn, H.; Nys, K.; Thienpont, H.

    2010-04-01

    Window glass fragments from four Belgian sites were studied and for a set of eighty-five samples the UV-VIS-NIR transmission spectra were analyzed. This collection contains historical and archaeological finds originating from religious buildings namely the Basilica of Our Lady of Hanswijk in Mechelen (17th-20thc) and the Church of Our Lady in Bruges (16th-20thc) as well as from secular buildings as a private house/Antwerp (18th-1948) and the castle of Middelburg-in-Flanders (1448-17thc). All sites contain material on the hinge point between the medieval and the industrial tradition. The variation in composition of the analyzed samples can be explained by the use of different glassmaking recipes, more specifically the use of different raw materials. The composition of window glass differs essentially in the type of flux, using a potash rich fluxing agent until the post-medieval times and industrial soda from the 19th century onwards. A second difference concerns the iron impurities in the glass. For all fragments a clear compositional classification could be made based on the iron concentration. These conclusions were based on archaeological research and drawn after submitting samples to expensive, complex, time-consuming and destructive chemical analyzing methods. Our study indicates that similar conclusions could be made applying the proposed optical based methodology for plain window glass. As a whole, the obtained results make it possible to cluster the fragments for a particular site based on three different sensing parameters: the UV absorption edge, the color and the presence of characteristic absorption bands. This information helps in identifying trends to date window glass collections and indicating the use of different raw materials, production technologies and/or provenance.

  12. Correlation among electronic polarizability, optical basicity and interaction parameter of Bi 2O 3-B 2O 3 glasses

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    Zhao, Xinyu; Wang, Xiaoli; Lin, Hai; Wang, Zhiqiang

    2007-03-01

    For optical basicity and electronic polarizability, the previous studies basically concentrate on the wavelength range of the visible light region. However, heavy metal oxides glasses have a reputation of being good materials for infrared region. In this study, new data of the average electronic polarizability of the oxide ion α, optical basicity Λ and Yamashita-Kurosawa's interaction parameter A of Bi 2O 3-B 2O 3 glasses have been calculated in a wavelength range from 404.66 to 1083.03 nm. The present investigation suggests that both α and Λ increase gradually with increasing wave number, and A decreases with increasing wave number. Furthermore, close correlations are studied among α, Λ, A and refractive index n in this paper. Particularly, it has been found that a quantitative relationship between electronic polarizability and optical basicity is observed in a wavelength range from 404.66 to 1083.03 nm. Our present study extends over a wide range of α, Λ and A values.

  13. Slumped glass optics with interfacing ribs for high angular resolution x-ray astronomy: a progress report

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    Civitani, M.; Basso, S.; Brizzolari, C.; Ghigo, M.; Pareschi, G.; Salmaso, B.; Spiga, D.; Vecchi, G.; Breunig, E.; Burwitz, V.; Hartner, G. D.; Menz, B.

    2015-09-01

    The Slumped Glass Optics technology, developed at INAF/OAB since a few years, is becoming a competitive solution for the realization of the future X-ray telescopes with a very large collecting area, as e.g. the proposed Athena, with more than 2 m2 effective area at 1 keV and with a high angular resolution (5'' HEW). The developed technique is based on modular elements, named X-ray Optical Units (XOUs), made of several layers of thin foils of glass, previously formed by direct hot slumping in cylindrical configuration, and then stacked in a Wolter-I configuration, through interfacing ribs. The achievable global angular resolution of the optics relies on the surface shape accuracy of the slumped foils, on the smoothness of the mirror surfaces and on the correct integration and co-alignment of the mirror segments achieved with a dedicated Integration Machine (IMA). In this paper we provide an update of the project development, reporting on the last results achieved. In particular, we will present the results obtained with full illumination X-ray tests for the last developed prototypes.

  14. Optical detection of paramagnetic centres: From crystals to glass-ceramics

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    Rogulis, Uldis

    2016-07-01

    An unambiguous attribution of the absorption spectra to definite paramagnetic centres identified by the EPR techniques in the most cases is problematic. This problem may be solved by applying of a direct measurement techniques—the EPR detected via the magnetic circular dichroism, or briefly MCD-EPR. The present survey reports on the advantages and disadvantages applying the MCD-EPR techniques to simple and complex paramagnetic centres in crystals as well as glasses and glass-ceramics.

  15. Enhanced optical properties of germanate and tellurite glasses containing metal or semiconductor nanoparticles

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    Cid Bartolomeu de Araujo; Diego Silvério da Silva; Thiago Alexandre Alves de Assumpção; Luciana Reyes Pires Kassab; Davinson Mariano da Silva

    2013-01-01

    Germanium- and tellurium-based glasses have been largely studied due to their recognized potential for photonics. In this paper, we review our recent studies that include the investigation of the Stokes and anti-Stokes photoluminescence (PL) in different glass systems containing metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles (NPs). In the case of the samples with metallic NPs, the enhanced PL was attributed to the increased local field on the rare-earth ions located in the proximity of the NPs and/...

  16. Spectral Analysis of Sm3+& Dy3+ : B2O3-Zno-Mgo Optical Glasses

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    M. Venkateswarlu

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The present paper reports on the spectral results pertaining to Sm3+ or Dy3+ (0.2 mol% ions doped B2O3-ZnO-MgO (BZM glasses. The amorphous nature of the reference glass (65B2O3-20ZnO-15MgO has been confirmed from its XRD measurement. Thermal analysis has been carried out for the precursor chemical mix and its weight loss has been noticed from the TG profile. Based on the DTA profile, the precursor chemicals mix transition temperature (Tg and crystallization temperature (Tc have been identified. The transformation of trigonal BO3 units into tetrahedral BO4 units has evidenced from the Fourier transform infrared (FTIR spectrum of reference glass without dopant ion(s. Spectral measurements of absorption, excitation, emission and emission transition lifetimes have been carried out for the Sm3+ and Dy3+ ions containing BZM glasses separately. These glasses exhibit strong intense absorption bands in the near-infrared (NIR region. The emission spectrum of Sm3+ : BZM glass shows a prominent and bright orange-red emission at 602 nm ( 4G5/2 6H7/2 upon excitation with λexci = 404 nm (6H5/24 F7/2. In the case of Dy3+: BZM glass, an appreciable blue emission at 485 nm (4 F9/26H15/2 has been identified with an excitation at λexci = 387 nm ( 6H15/24 I13/2. Energy level schemes relating to the emission mechanisms involved both in Sm3+ and Dy3+ glasses have also been explained. Decay curves are have been plotted in order to evaluate emission band lifetimes.

  17. Thermal, structural, optical, and dielectric properties of (100 - x)Li2B4O7 - x(BaO-Bi2O3-Nb2O5) glasses and glass-nanocrystal composites.

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    Karthik, C; Varma, K B R

    2007-03-01

    Transparent glasses in the system (100 - x)Li2B4O7 - x(BaO-Bi2O3-Nb2O5) (x = 10, 20, and 30) were fabricated via the conventional melt-quenching technique. The amorphous and glassy characteristics of the as-quenched samples were established by the differential thermal analyses (DTA) and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) studies. Glass-nanocrystal composites (GNCs) i.e., the glasses embedded with BaBi2Nb2O9 (BBN) nanocrystals (10-50 nm) were produced by heat-treating the as-quenched glasses at temperatures higher than 500 degrees C. Perovskite BBN phase formation through an intermediate fluorite-like phase in the glass matrix was confirmed via XRD and transmission electron microscopic (TEM) studies. The optical transmission properties of these GNCs were found to have a strong compositional (BBN content) dependence. The refractive index (n = 1.90) and optical polarizability (alphao = 15.3 x 10(-24) cm3) of the GNC (x = 30) were larger than those of as-quenched glasses. The temperature dependent dielectric constant (epsilonr) and loss factor (D) for the glasses and GNCs were determined in the 100-40 MHz frequency range. The epsilonr was found to increase with increase in heat-treatment temperatures, while the loss of the glass-nanocomposites was less than that of as-quenched glasses. The sample heat-treated at 620 degrees C/1 h (x = 30) exhibited relaxor behavior associated with a dielectric anomaly in the 150-250 degrees C temperature range. The frequency dependence of the dielectric maximum temperature was found to obey the Vogel-Fulcher relation (Ea = 0.32 eV and Tf = 201 K).

  18. Optical spectroscopy and optical waveguide fabrication in Eu{sup 3+} and Eu{sup 3+}/Tb{sup 3+} doped zinc–sodium–aluminosilicate glasses

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    Caldiño, U., E-mail: cald@xanum.uam.mx [Departamento de Física, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, P.O. Box 55-534, 09340 México D.F. (Mexico); Speghini, A. [Dipartimento di Biotecnologie, Università di Verona and INSTM, UdR Verona, Strada Le Grazie 15, I-37314 Verona (Italy); Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, C.N.R., Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze) (Italy); Berneschi, S. [Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, C.N.R., Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze) (Italy); Bettinelli, M. [Dipartimento di Biotecnologie, Università di Verona and INSTM, UdR Verona, Strada Le Grazie 15, I-37314 Verona (Italy); Brenci, M. [Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, C.N.R., Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze) (Italy); Pasquini, E. [Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, C.N.R., Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze) (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Firenze, Via Sansone 1, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze) (Italy); Pelli, S. [Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, C.N.R., Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze) (Italy); Righini, G.C. [Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, C.N.R., Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze) (Italy); Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche “Enrico Fermi”, Piazza del Viminale 2, 00184 Roma (Italy)

    2014-03-15

    Optical and spectroscopic properties of 2.0% Eu(PO{sub 3}){sub 3} singly doped and 5.0% Tb(PO{sub 3}){sub 3}–2.0% Eu(PO{sub 3}){sub 3} codoped zinc–sodium–aluminosilicate glasses were investigated. Reddish-orange light emission, with x=0.64 and y=0.36 CIE1931 chromaticity coordinates, is obtained in the europium singly doped glass excited at 393 nm. Such chromaticity coordinates are close to those (0.67,0.33) standard of the National Television System Committee for the red phosphor. When the sodium–zinc–aluminosilicate glass is co-doped with Tb{sup 3+} and Eu{sup 3+}, reddish-orange light emission, with (0.61,0.37) CIE1931 chromaticity coordinates, is obtained upon Tb{sup 3+} excitation at 344 nm. This reddish-orange luminescence is generated mainly by {sup 5}D{sub 0}→{sup 7}F{sub 1} and {sup 5}D{sub 0} →{sup 7}F{sub 2} emissions of Eu{sup 3+}, europium being sensitized by terbium through a non-radiative energy transfer. From an analysis of the Tb{sup 3+} emission decay curves it is inferred that the Tb{sup 3+}→Eu{sup 3+} energy transfer might take place between Tb{sup 3+} and Eu{sup 3+} clusters through a short-range interaction mechanism, so that an electric dipole–quadrupole interaction appears to be the most probable transfer mechanism. The efficiency of this energy transfer is about 62% upon excitation at 344 nm. In the singly doped and codoped glasses multimode optical waveguides were successfully produced by Ag{sup +}–Na{sup +} ion exchange, and they could be characterized at various wavelengths. -- Highlights: • Reddish-orange light emission can be generated from Tb{sup 3+} and Eu{sup 3+} codoped zinc–sodium–aluminosilicate glasses excited at 344 nm. • The Eu{sup 3+} is sensitized by Tb{sup 3+} through a non-radiative energy transfer. • Highly multimode waveguides can be fabricated by diluted silver–sodium exchange. • This type of AlGaN LEDs pumped glass phosphors might be useful for generation of reddish-orange light.

  19. Optical properties of CeO2/Fe3O4 solar control glass coating

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    ZHAO Hongsheng; LIU Bing; HU Hongpo; LI Ziqiang; SHAO Youlin

    2006-01-01

    A cerium-iron oxide solar control coating on glass was prepared by citric acid sol-gel method, dip-coating techniques and proper heat treatment process. Results show that the cerium-iron glass coating is composed of nanocrystalline CeO2, Fe2O3, and nano holes. The cerium-iron glass coating has high transmittance in visible light, low UV and near IR transmittance. The wavelength of absorption edge for most glass coating has an obvious redshift to about 375 nm. There exist a wide absorption band at the range of 800-1600 nm and high transmittance at the wavelength from 400 nm to 800 nm, and the solar energy and visible transmittances are 50% and 65%, respectively. It ascribes to the high content of trivalence cerium and bivalence iron ions in the cerium/iron coating. It is indicated that this kind of glass coating has very good UV-sheering and heat-insulating property, can be used as an effective solar control glass in automobile and architecture.

  20. Optical characterization of Eu 3+ and Tb 3+ ions doped zinc lead borate glasses

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    Thulasiramudu, A.; Buddhudu, S.

    2007-02-01

    This paper reports on the spectral analysis of Eu 3+ or Tb 3+ ions (0.5 mol%) doped heavy metal oxide (HMO) based zinc lead borate glasses from the measurement of their absorption, emission spectra and also different physical properties. From the XRD, DSC profiles, the glass nature and glass thermal properties have been studied. The measured emission spectrum of Eu 3+ glass has revealed five transitions ( 5D 0 → 7F 0, 7F 1, 7F 2, 7F 3 and 7F 4) at 578, 591, 613, 654 and 702 nm, respectively, with λexci = 392 nm ( 7F 0 → 5L 6). In the case of Tb 3+:ZLB glass, four emission transitions such as ( 5D 4→ 7F 6, 7F 5, 7F 4 and 7F 3) that are located at 489, 542, 585 and 622 nm, respectively, have been measured with λexci = 374 nm. For all these emission bands decay curves have been plotted to evaluate their lifetimes and the emission processes that arise in the glasses have been explained in terms of energy level schemes.

  1. Bismuth modified physical, structural and optical properties of mid-IR transparent zinc boro-tellurite glasses

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    Kundu, R.S.; Dhankhar, Sunil; Punia, R., E-mail: rajeshpoonia13@gmail.com; Nanda, Kirti; Kishore, N.

    2014-02-25

    %) in the spectral range (λ = 2.5–6.5 μm) which is of great technological importance. The percentage value of transmittance increases with increase in Bi concentration. The Hydrogenic excitonic model is applicable to the presently studied glasses and the optical band gap energies (E{sub g}) calculated from this model and Tauc’s plots for direct transitions are almost same. E{sub g} decreases with increase in bismuth content, however, the molar refractivity (R{sub m}) show the reverse trend. Metallization criterion for these materials shows that these glasses may be potential candidates for non linear applications.

  2. Structural and optical characteristics of Eu3+ ions in sodium-lead-zinc-lithium-borate glass system

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    Rajagukguk, J.; Kaewkhao, J.; Djamal, M.; Hidayat, R.; Suprijadi; Ruangtaweep, Y.

    2016-10-01

    Structural and optical properties of Eu3+-doped sodium-lead-zinc-lithium-borate glasses (65-x)B2O3sbnd 15Na2Osbnd 10PbOsbnd 5ZnOsbnd 5Li2Osbnd xEu2O3 (where x = 0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 and 4.0) have been measured and analyzed by varying the Eu3+ ion concentrations. The physical parameters such as polaron radius, field strength and inter nuclear distance have been determined from measurements of densities and refractive indices. The structural properties of the prepared borate glasses were analyzed based on X-ray diffraction (XRD) and FTIR instruments. The diffraction spectra show no characteristic peaks in these glasses, which indicates the amorphous nature of the glasses. The infrared spectrum of the Eu3+-doped sodium-lead-zinc-lithium-borate glass systems show three disparate regions for active absorption band around 830-860 cm-1, 1020-1040 cm-1 and 1170-1180 cm-1. The electronic transitions in the UV-vis and NIR regions are assigned to the 7F0 → 5D4, 7F0 → 5G2, 7F0 → 5L6, 7F0 → 5D3, 7F0 → 5D2, 7F0 → 5D1, 7F0 → 5D07F1 → 5D07F0 → 7F6 and 7F1 → 7F6 levels centered at 362 nm, 380 nm, 395 nm, 414 nm, 465 nm, 533 nm, 583 nm, 590 nm 2092 nm and 2202 nm respectively. Five transition bands of luminescence spectra have been observed by using an excited wavelength of 395 nm. The luminescence intensity ratio (R) of 5D0 → 7F2 (electric dipole) transition to 5D0 → 7F1 (magnetic dipole) transition has been determined to obtain the strength of the covalent/ionic bond between the Eu3+ ions and the surrounding ligands. Radiative life time and emission color of the glasses were estimated and compared with other literature data by varying Eu3+ concentrations. The experimental lifetime of the 5D0 level was found to increase with increasing Eu3+ ion content, suggesting higher non-radiative energy transfer among Eu3+ ions in the glasses.

  3. A design study of mirror modules and an assembly based on the slumped glass for an Athena-like optics

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    Basso, Stefano; Civitani, Marta; Pareschi, Giovanni; Buratti, Enrico; Eder, Josef; Friedrich, Peter; Fürmetz, Maria

    2015-09-01

    The Athena mission was selected for the second large-class mission, due for launch in 2028, in ESA's Cosmic Vision program. The current solution for the optics is based on the Silicon Pore Optics (SPO) technology with the goal of 2m2 effective area at 1keV (aperture about 3m diameter) with a focal length of 12m. The SPO advantages are the compactness along the axial direction and the high conductivity of the Silicon. Recent development in the fabrication of mirror shells based on the Slumped Glass Optics (SGO) makes this technology an attractive solution for the mirror modules for Athena or similar telescopes. The SGO advantages are a potential high collecting area with a limited vignetting due to the lower shadowing and the aptitude to curve the glass plates up to small radius of curvature. This study shows an alternative mirror design based on SGO technology, tailored for Athena needs. The main challenges are the optimization of the manufacturing technology with respect to the required accuracy and the thermal control of the large surface in conjunction with the low conductivity of the glass. A concept has been elaborated which considers the specific benefits of the SGO technology and provides an efficient thermal control. The output of the study is a preliminary design substantiated by analyses and technological studies. The study proposes interfaces and predicts performances and budgets. It describes also how such a mirror system could be implemented as a modular assembly for X-ray telescope with a large collecting area.

  4. Direct hot slumping and accurate integration process to manufacture prototypal x-ray optical units made of glass

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    Civitani, M.; Ghigo, M.; Basso, S.; Proserpio, L.; Spiga, D.; Salmaso, B.; Pareschi, G.; Tagliaferri, G.; Burwitz, V.; Hartner, G.; Menz, B.; Bavdaz, M.; Wille, E.

    2013-09-01

    X-ray telescopes with very large collecting area, like the proposed International X-ray Observatory (IXO, with around 3 m2 at 1 keV), need to be composed of a large number high quality mirror segments, aiming at achieving an angular resolution better than 5 arcsec HEW (Half-Energy-Width). A possible technology to manufacture the modular elements that will compose the entire optical module, named X-ray Optical Units (XOUs), consists of stacking in Wolter-I configuration several layers of thin foils of borosilicate glass, previously formed by hot slumping. The XOUs are subsequently assembled to form complete multi-shell optics with Wolter-I geometry. The achievable global angular resolution of the optic relies on the required surface shape accuracy of slumped foils, on the smoothness of the mirror surfaces and on the correct integration and co-alignment of the mirror segments. The Brera Astronomical Observatory (INAF-OAB) is leading a study, supported by ESA, concerning the implementation of the IXO telescopes based on thin slumped glass foils. In addition to the opto-mechanical design, the study foresees the development of a direct hot slumping thin glass foils production technology. Moreover, an innovative assembly concept making use of Wolter-I counter-form moulds and glass reinforcing ribs is under development. The ribs connect pairs of consecutive foils in an XOU stack, playing a structural and a functional role. In fact, as the ribs constrain the foil profile to the correct shape during the bonding, they damp the low-frequency profile errors still present on the foil after slumping. A dedicated semirobotic Integration MAchine (IMA) has been realized to this scope and used to build a few integrated prototypes made of several layers of slumped plates. In this paper we provide an overview of the project, we report the results achieved so far, including full illumination intra-focus X-ray tests of the last integrated prototype that are compliant with a HEW of

  5. Optical properties and energy-transfer frequency upconversion of Yb 3+-sensitized Ho 3+- and Tb 3+-doped lead-cadmium-germanate glass and glass ceramic

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    Gouveia-Neto, Artur S.; Afonso, Antônio C. M.; Nascimento, Jehan F.; Costa, Ernande B.; Bueno, Luciano A.; Messaddeq, Younes; Ribeiro, Sidney J. L.

    2006-02-01

    In this report we investigate the optical properties and energy-transfer upconversion luminescence of Ho 3+- and Tb 3+/Yb 3+-codoped PbGeO 3-PbF II-CdF II glass-ceramic under infrared excitation. In Ho 3+/Yb 3+-codoped sample, green (545 nm), red(652 nm), and near-infrared(754 nm) upconversion luminescence corresponding to the 4S II( 5F 4) --> 5I 8, 5F 5 --> 5I 8, and 4S2( 5F 4) --> 5I 7, respectively, was readly observed. Blue (490 nm) signals assigned to the 5F II ,3 --> 5I 8 transition was also detected. In the Tb 3+/Yb 3+ system, bright UV-visible emission around 384, 415, 438, 473-490, 545, 587, and 623 nm, identified as due to the 5D 3( 5G 6) --> 7F J(J=6,5,4) and 5D 4--> 7F J(J=6,5,4,3) transitions, was measured. The comparison of the upconversion process in glass ceramic and its glassy precursor revealed that the former samples present much higher upconversion efficiencies. The dependence of the upconversion emission upon pump power, and doping contents was also examined. The results indicate that successive energy-transfer between ytterbium and holmium ions and cooperative energy-transfer between ytterbium and terbium ions followed by excited-state absorption are the dominant upconversion excitation mechanisms herein involved. The viability of using the samples for three-dimensional solid-state color displays is also discussed.

  6. Microfabrication with femtosecond laser processing : (A) laser ablation of ferrous alloys, (B) direct-write embedded optical waveguides and integrated optics in bulk glasses.

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    Guo, Junpeng; McDaniel, Karen Lynn; Palmer, Jeremy Andrew; Yang, Pin; Griffith, Michelle Lynn; Vawter, Gregory Allen; Harris, Marc F.; Tallant, David Robert; Luk, Ting Shan; Burns, George Robert

    2004-11-01

    At Sandia National Laboratories, miniaturization dominates future hardware designs, and technologies that address the manufacture of micro-scale to nano-scale features are in demand. Currently, Sandia is developing technologies such as photolithography/etching (e.g. silicon MEMS), LIGA, micro-electro-discharge machining (micro-EDM), and focused ion beam (FIB) machining to fulfill some of the component design requirements. Some processes are more encompassing than others, but each process has its niche, where all performance characteristics cannot be met by one technology. For example, micro-EDM creates highly accurate micro-scale features but the choice of materials is limited to conductive materials. With silicon-based MEMS technology, highly accurate nano-scale integrated devices are fabricated but the mechanical performance may not meet the requirements. Femtosecond laser processing has the potential to fulfill a broad range of design demands, both in terms of feature resolution and material choices, thereby improving fabrication of micro-components. One of the unique features of femtosecond lasers is the ability to ablate nearly all materials with little heat transfer, and therefore melting or damage, to the surrounding material, resulting in highly accurate micro-scale features. Another unique aspect to femtosecond radiation is the ability to create localized structural changes thought nonlinear absorption processes. By scanning the focal point within transparent material, we can create three-dimensional waveguides for biological sensors and optical components. In this report, we utilized the special characteristics of femtosecond laser processing for microfabrication. Special emphasis was placed on the laser-material interactions to gain a science-based understanding of the process and to determine the process parameter space for laser processing of metals and glasses. Two areas were investigated, including laser ablation of ferrous alloys and direct

  7. Thermal, optical and structural properties of glasses within the TeO{sub 2}-TiO{sub 2}-ZnO system

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    Ghribi, N. [CNRS-Université de Limoges, Science des Procédés Céramiques et de Traitements de Surface, UMR7315 CNRS, Centre Européen de la Céramique, 12 rue Atlantis, 87068 Limoges Cedex (France); Sciences des Matériaux et de l’Environnement Laboratory, Sfax University, Route de Soukra km 4, 3038 Sfax (Tunisia); Dutreilh-Colas, M.; Duclère, J.-R. [CNRS-Université de Limoges, Science des Procédés Céramiques et de Traitements de Surface, UMR7315 CNRS, Centre Européen de la Céramique, 12 rue Atlantis, 87068 Limoges Cedex (France); Hayakawa, T. [Field of Advanced Energy Conversion, Department of Frontier Materials, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso, Showa, Nagoya 466-8555 (Japan); Carreaud, J. [CNRS-Université de Limoges, Science des Procédés Céramiques et de Traitements de Surface, UMR7315 CNRS, Centre Européen de la Céramique, 12 rue Atlantis, 87068 Limoges Cedex (France); Karray, R.; Kabadou, A. [Sciences des Matériaux et de l’Environnement Laboratory, Sfax University, Route de Soukra km 4, 3038 Sfax (Tunisia); and others

    2015-02-15

    Highlights: • This paper reports on original results on new tellurium oxide-based glasses which are actually very promising glasses in the field of nonlinear optics. • We present for the first time the determination of a new glassy system and the structure of the glasses has been investigated using Raman spectroscopy which is actually the most adapted method in laboratory to study the local structure of tellurite glasses, a detail linear and non-linear optical study is also presented. - Abstract: A glass-forming domain was evidenced and studied within the TeO{sub 2}-TiO{sub 2}-ZnO system. Density, glass transition temperature (T{sub g}) and onset crystallization temperature (T{sub 0}) were measured and interpreted as a function of the zinc oxide mole fraction for relevant glasses. It was concluded that the zinc oxide favors the thermal stability of glasses. On the other hand, the impact of TiO{sub 2} addition is even more pronounced on the enhancement of the thermal stability. The optical transmission was recorded for series of glasses in the UV-Visible-NIR range. Refractive index and optical band gap were extracted from these measurements and studied as a function of the ZnO content. Linear refractive indices and optical band gap were found to decrease and increase respectively, with increasing ZnO content. The third-order non-linear susceptibility Re (χ{sup 3}), measured for two series of glasses (TiO{sub 2} content was fixed either to 5 or 10 mol%), was found to progressively decrease when the ZnO concentration increases. The impact of ZnO modifier on the glass structure was discussed based on Raman spectroscopy data. We evidenced that TiO{sub 2} does not change drastically the glass network, whereas ZnO leads in a first step to the breaking of the Te-O-Te bridges, inducing network depolymerization. A further addition in ZnO leads to the formation of new Te-O-Zn and Zn-O-Zn linkages.

  8. Potential of bismuth nanoparticles embedded in a glass matrix for spectral-selective thermo-optical devices

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    Jiménez de Castro, M.; Cabello, F.; Toudert, J.; Serna, R.; Haro-Poniatowski, E.

    2014-09-01

    The optical transmission at a fixed visible wavelength of Bi nanoparticles embedded in a dielectric is known to show a sharp hysteretic evolution as a function of the temperature due to the reversible melting-solidification of the nanoparticles. In this work, we explore the temperature-dependent optical response of Bi nanoparticles embedded in a doped germanate glass (GeO2-Al2O3-Na2O) in a broad range from the visible to the near infrared. The transmission contrast induced by melting of the nanoparticles is shown to be strongly wavelength-dependent and evolves from positive to negative as the wavelength increases. This behaviour is well modelled using effective medium calculations, assuming that the nanoparticles size, shape, and distribution are unmodified upon melting, while their dielectric function turns from that of solid Bi to that of liquid Bi thus modifying markedly their optical response. These results open a route to the spectral tailoring of the thermo-optical response of Bi nanoparticles-based materials, which can be profitable for the engineering of wavelength-selective thermo-optical modulators and filters with optimized amplitude of modulation and wavelength dependence.

  9. Compositional dependence of the optical properties of amorphous semiconducting glass Ge10AsxSe(90-x) thin films

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    Shaaban, E. R.

    2007-03-01

    Optical properties of ternary chalcognide amorphous Ge10AsxSe(90-x) (with 10⩽x⩽25 at%) thin films prepared by thermal evaporation have been measured in visible and near-infrared spectral region. The straightforward analysis proposed by Swanepoel has been successfully employed, and it has allowed us to determine the average thickness d¯, and the refractive index, n, of the films, with high accuracy. The refractive index, n and the average thickness d¯ has been determined from the upper and lower envelopes of the transmission spectra measured at normal incidence, in the spectral range 400 2500 nm. The absorption coefficient α, and therefore extinction coefficient k, have been determined from the transmission spectra in the strong-absorption region. The dispersion of the refractive index is discussed in terms of the single oscillator Wemple DiDomenico model, and the optical absorption edge is described using the ‘nondirect transition’ model proposed by Tauc. Likewise, the optical energy gap is derived from Tauc's extrapolation. The relationship between the optical gap and chemical composition in Ge10AsxSe(90-x) amorphous system is discussed in terms of the average heat of atomization Hs and average coordination number Nc. Finally, the chemical bond approach has been also applied successfully to interpret the decrease of the glass optical gap with increasing As content.

  10. Structural, optical and non-linear investigation of Eu3+: Al(NO$_3)_3$–SiO2 sol–gel glass

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    S Hazarika; S Rai

    2004-06-01

    Optical absorption and fluorescence spectra of Eu3+ ions in Al(NO$_3)_3$–SiO2 sol–gel glass have been investigated using the Judd–Ofelt theory. JO intensity parameters () and subsequent radiative properties for ${}^{5}D_{0} \\rightarrow {}^{7}F_{1,2,4,6}$ transitions are determined. The lifetime (r) of ${}^{5}D_{0}$ state is computed and along with JO parameters are compared with their corresponding values in other glasses prepared by conventional technique. A structural analysis, using IR and XRD spectra and non-linear parametrization of the silica gel glass is carried out. The study reveals the glass to be a very good third order non-linear amorphous optical material.

  11. Thermal lens study of thermo-optical properties and concentration quenching of Er{sup 3+}-doped lead pyrophosphate-based glasses

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    Santos, C. C. [Departamento de Fisica, CCET, Universidade Federal do Maranhao, 65085-580 Sao Luis-MA (Brazil); Rocha, U.; Vermelho, M. V. D.; Jacinto, C. [Grupo de Fotonica e Fluidos Complexos, Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, 57072-970 Maceio, AL (Brazil); Guedes, I. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Campus do PICI, Caixa Postal 6030, 60455-760 Fortaleza, CE (Brazil); Boatner, L. A. [ORNL Center for Radiation Detection Materials and Systems and ORNL Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6044 (United States)

    2012-06-15

    In this work, we have used the thermal lens technique combined with conventional spectroscopy to characterize the thermo-optical properties of Er{sup 3+}-doped lead pyrophosphate-based glasses. More precisely, we have investigated and quantified experimentally the fluorescence quantum efficiencies of the Er{sup 3+} levels, and we describe the role of concentration quenching effects. The fluorescence quantum efficiency of the {sup 4}I{sub 13/2} level is very high when compared to other phosphate glasses, while that of the green-coupled levels is very small. Other important photonic materials parameters, such as the thermal diffusivity and temperature coefficient of the optical path length change, were obtained and compared with those of other glass systems. The cumulative results obtained here for the Er-doped lead pyrophosphate glass show that this material is a good candidate for photonic applications with a characteristic Er{sup 3+} infrared emission around 1550 nm.

  12. Ultra-thin porous glass membranes--an innovative material for the immobilization of active species for optical chemosensors.

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    Müller, R; Anders, N; Titus, J; Enke, D

    2013-03-30

    In addition to polymers, porous glasses can be used for the immobilization of indicators, chromoionophores or enzymes. Advantages of these materials include, among others, the photochemical and thermal stability. Porous glass membranes (CPG) based on phase-separated alkali borosilicate glasses with thicknesses of 250-300 μm and dimensions of approximately 9-13 mm² were used in this work. The average pore diameter was found to be between 12 and 112 nm. Initially, the membrane permeability for water was determined. Furthermore, the absorption spectra for the water-soaked membranes were recorded optically. CPG membranes which are pH-sensitive were prepared based on the covalent immobilization of thymol blue and a derivative of styryl acridine. In each case, the absorption spectra of the immobilized indicators are shown. The t90-times vary between 4 and 20 min and were determined for the thermodynamic equilibrium. The influence of the ionic strength on the characteristic curve is discussed and detailed results are given. After the storage time of about 900 days a pH-sensitivity for a CPG membrane styryl acridine derivative sample was still detectable.

  13. Hybrid glass coatings for optical fibers: effect of coating thickness on strength and dynamic fatigue characteristics of silica fibers

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    Wojcik, A. B.; Matthewson, M. J.; Castelino, K. T.; Wojcik, J.; Walewski, A.

    2006-04-01

    Specialty optical fibers operating in harsh aerospace environments are typically exposed to high temperatures and elevated humidity. This calls for better performing protective coatings. Recently developed sol-gel derived inorganicorganic hybrid materials called hybrid glass offered improved protective performance as compared to standard dual polymer coated fibers [1]. In this paper we examine the effectiveness of online UV curing for the protective ability of hybrid glass coatings. For this purpose two types of UV-curable hybrid glass candidates representing two different concentrations of acrylate groups were applied online to silica fibers as single and dual coats. Samples of fibers were collected and subjected to dynamic fatigue testing by two-point bending. The stress corrosion parameter, n, as well as the strength of the fibers were determined. Both the strength and n were higher for fibers with two layers of coating as compared to single coatings even when the thickness of both one and two layer coatings was the same. This may be caused by the greater degree of cross linking of the inorganic component when the coating is exposed twice to the heat generated in the UV chamber. Coating materials with reduced acrylate group content had higher values of the fatigue parameter n but at the same time reduced strength.

  14. Structural and optical characterization of Er{sup 3+} doped zinc telluroborate glasses for green laser applications

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    Annapoorani, K.; Marimuthu, K., E-mail: mari-ram2000@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram – 624302 (India); Ravindran, T. R. [Materials Science Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam–603102 (India); Murthy, N. Suriya [Radiological Safety Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam–603102 (India)

    2015-06-24

    A new series of Erbium doped Zinc telluroborate glasses were prepared by melt quenching technique. The stretching and bending vibrations of the B–O and Te–O bonds in the prepared glass network were explored through Raman spectra. The nature of the metal-ligand bond was determined using optical absorption spectra through Nephelauxetic ratio (β) and Bonding parameter (δ) studies. The Judd-Ofelt (JO) parameters (Ω{sub 2}, Ω{sub 4}, Ω{sub 6}) and the oscillator strengths were calculated following JO theory. The relatively higher Ω{sub 2} values reveal the higher asymmetry nature. The green emission corresponding to the {sup 2}H{sub 11/2}+{sup 4}S{sub 3/2}→{sup 4}I{sub 15/2} transition was observed at around 550 nm and the luminescence quenching occurs beyond 1.0 wt% of Erbium ion concentration. Radiative properties for the 1.0EZTB glass are found to be higher and its suitability towards green laser applications were discussed and reported.

  15. Study of optical absorption and photoluminescence of quantum dots of CdS formed in borosilicate glass matrix

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    Kumar, Jitender; Verma, A; Pandey, P K; Bhatnagar, P K; Mathur, P C [Department of Electronic Science, University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi-110021 (India); Liu, W; Tang, S H [Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, 119243 (Singapore)], E-mail: jitender_does@yahoo.co.in

    2009-06-15

    Optical absorption and photoluminescence (PL) measurements have been made on the quantum dots (QDs) of CdS grown in a borosilicate glass matrix using a two-step annealing technique. The absorption measurements, made in the energy range of 1.3-3.2 eV, indicate the presence of nonradiative trap centers located in the forbidden gap at an energy level near 1.5 eV. The origin of these traps is attributed to the impurities present in the glass matrix. The PL measurements have been made at an excitation energy of 2.75 eV and it is concluded that the origin of PL is not due to either direct recombination of electrons and holes or deep traps, but that it is the shallow traps which are responsible for the observed PL. The shallow traps are attributed to sulfur vacancies formed at the glass-QD interface. The reason for the observed decrease in PL peak intensity with the increase of annealing time is due to the decrease of surface to volume ratio for QDs of higher size.

  16. Thermo-Optical Tuning of Whispering Gallery Modes in Er:Yb Doped Glass Microspheres to Arbitrary Probe Wavelengths

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    Watkins, Amy; Chormaic, Síle Nic

    2012-01-01

    We present experimental results on an all-optical, thermally-assisted technique for broad range tuning of microsphere cavity resonance modes to arbitrary probe wavelengths. An Er:Yb co-doped phosphate glass (Schott IOG-2) microsphere is pumped at 978 nm via the supporting stem and the heat generated by absorption of the pump light expands the cavity and changes the refractive index. This is a robust tuning method that decouples the pump from the probe and allows fine tuning of the microsphere's whispering gallery modes. Pump/probe experiments were performed to demonstrate thermo-optical tuning to specific probe wavelengths, including the 5S1/2 F = 3 to 5P3/2 F' = 4 laser cooling transition of 85Rb. This is of particular interest for cavity QED-type experiments, while the broad tuning range achievable is useful for integrated photonic devices, including sensors and modulators.

  17. Magnetic nanoparticles-doped silica layer reported on ion-exchanged glass waveguide: towards integrated magneto-optical devices

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    Amata, Hadi; Royer, François; Choueikani, Fadi; Jamon, Damien; Broquin, Jean-Emmanuel; Plenet, Jean Claude; Rousseau, Jean Jaques

    2010-05-01

    In the framework of optical telecommunication systems, many functions are integrated on the same substrate. Nevertheless, one of the most important, such as isolation, is achieved using discrete components. It is based on magnetic materials which are always difficult to integrate with classical technologies. This is due to the annealing temperature of magnetic materials. In this paper we present another way for the realisation of such components. We use a dip coating process to report a magnetic nanoparticles doped silica layer on ion-exchanged glass waveguide. The advantages of this method is discussed and we demonstrate its compatibility with ion-exchanged technology. By varying the refractive index of the layer, we can adjust the interaction between the waveguide and the magneto-optical layer.

  18. Thermo-Optical Tuning of Whispering Gallery Modes in Erbium:Ytterbium Doped Glass Microspheres to Arbitrary Probe Wavelengths

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    Watkins, Amy; Ward, Jonathan; Chormaic, Síle Nic

    2012-05-01

    We present experimental results on an all-optical, thermally-assisted technique for broad range tuning of microsphere cavity resonance modes to arbitrary probe wavelengths. An erbium:ytterbium co-doped phosphate glass (Schott IOG-2) microsphere is pumped at 978 nm via the supporting stem and the heat generated by absorption of the pump light expands the cavity and changes the refractive index. This is a robust tuning method that decouples the pump from the probe and allows fine tuning of the microsphere's whispering gallery modes. Pump/probe experiments were performed to demonstrate thermo-optical tuning to specific probe wavelengths, including the 5S1/2 F= 3 to 5P3/2 F'= 4 laser cooling transition of rubidium-85. This is of particular interest for cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED)-type experiments, while the broad tuning range achievable is useful for integrated photonic devices, including sensors and modulators.

  19. Synthesis, Structural and Optical Investigations of (Pb, BiTiO3 Borosilicate Glasses

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    Chandkiram Gautam

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A new series of lead bismuth titanate borosilicate glasses with addition of one percent lanthanum oxide have been synthesized using melt-quench technique. X-ray diffraction patterns have been recorded to confirm the amorphous nature of the prepared glass samples. The synthesized glasses have been characterized by using various spectroscopic techniques such as UV-visible, infrared, and Raman spectroscopy. UV-visible measurements were recorded in the wavelength range from 200 to 1100 nm whereas IR and Raman spectroscopic measurements were recorded over a continuous wavenumber range from 400 to 5000 cm−1 and 1000 to 2000 cm−1 respectively. The different absorption peaks/bands were formed in IR spectral patterns. The spectral bands appear towards the lower wavenumber sides due to the Bi and Pb, content while the bands appear towards the higher wavenumber sides due to the formation of diborate and triborate network units.

  20. Erbium-doped oxide and oxyhalide lead borate glasses for near-infrared broadband optical amplifiers

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    Pisarski, Wojciech A.; Pisarska, Joanna; Lisiecki, Radosław; Grobelny, Łukasz; Dominiak-Dzik, Grażyna; Ryba-Romanowski, Witold

    2009-04-01

    Near-infrared luminescence spectra at 1.53 μm due to main 4I 13/2- 4I 15/2 laser transition of Er 3+ ions in oxide and oxyhalide lead borate glasses were examined. Spectroscopic parameters like spectral linewidth and luminescence lifetime were analyzed with PbX 2 (X = F, Cl or Br) doping. An introduction of lead halide to the borate glass results in the reduction of spectral linewidth and the increase of luminescence lifetime of Er 3+. The luminescence decay from the 4I 13/2 upper state of Er 3+ is longer for glass sample with PbF 2 than PbX 2 (X = Cl or Br).

  1. Structural and optical studies of Er3+-doped alkali/alkaline oxide containing zinc boro-aluminosilicate glasses for 1.5 μm optical amplifier applications

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    Kaky, Kawa M.; Lakshminarayana, G.; Baki, S. O.; Lira, A.; Caldiño, U.; Meza-Rocha, A. N.; Falcony, C.; Kityk, I. V.; Taufiq-Yap, Y. H.; Halimah, M. K.; Mahdi, M. A.

    2017-07-01

    In the present work, we report on the optical spectral properties of Er3+-doped zinc boro-aluminosilicate glasses with an addition of 10 mol % alkali/alkaline modifier regarding the fabrication of new optical materials for optical amplifiers. A total of 10 glasses were prepared using melt-quenching technique with the compositions (40-x)B2O3 - 10SiO2 - 10Al2O3 - 30ZnO - 10Li2O - xEr2O3 and (40-x)B2O3 - 10SiO2 - 10Al2O3 - 30ZnO - 10MgO - xEr2O3 (x = 0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 mol %). We confirm the amorphous-like structure for all the prepared glasses using X-ray diffraction (XRD). To study the functional groups of the glass composition after the melt-quenching process, Raman spectroscopy was used, and various structural units such as triangular and tetrahedral-borates (BO3 and BO4) have been identified. All the samples were characterized using optical absorption for UV, visible and NIR regions. Judd-Ofelt (JO) intensity parameters (Ωλ, λ = 2, 4 and 6) were calculated from the optical absorption spectra of two glasses LiEr 2.0 and MgEr 2.0 (doped with 2 mol % of Er3+). JO parameters for LiEr 2.0 and MgEr 2.0 glasses follow the trend as Ω6>Ω2>Ω4. Using Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters, we obtained radiative probability A (S-1), branching ratios (β), radiative decay lifetimes τrad (μs) of emissions from excited Er+3 ions in LiEr 2.0 and MgEr 2.0 to all lower levels. Quantum efficiency (η) of 4I13/2 and 4S3/2 levels for LiEr 2.0 and MgEr 2.0 with and without 4D7/2 level was calculated using the radiative decay lifetimes τrad. (μs) and measured lifetimes τexp. (μs). We measured the visible photoluminescence under 377 nm excitation for both LiEr and MgEr glass series within the region 390-580 nm. Three bands were observed in the visible region at 407 nm, 530 nm, and 554 nm, as a result of 2H9/2 → 4I15/2, 2H11/2 → 4I15/2 and 4S3/2 → 4I15/2 transitions, respectively. Decay lifetimes for emissions at 407 nm, 530 nm, and 554 nm were measured and they show

  2. Mixed alkali effect in borate glasses - electron paramagnetic resonance and optical absorption studies in Cu sup 2 sup + doped xNa sub 2 O- (30 - x)K sub 2 O- 70B sub 2 O sub 3 glasses

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    Chakradhar, R P S; Rao, J L; Ramakrishna, J

    2003-01-01

    The mixed alkali borate glasses xNa sub 2 O-(30 - x)K sub 2 O-70B sub 2 O sub 3 (5 sup sup 2 B sub 2 sub g) and a weak band on the higher energy side at 22 115 cm sup - sup 1 corresponding to the transition ( sup 2 B sub 1 sub g -> sup 2 E sub g). With x > 5, the higher energy band disappears and the lower energy band shifts slightly to the lower energy side. By correlating the EPR and optical absorption data, the molecular orbital coefficients alpha sup 2 and beta sub 1 sup 2 are evaluated for the different glasses investigated. The values indicate that the in-plane sigma bonding is moderately covalent while the in-plane pi bonding is significantly ionic in nature; these exhibit a minimum with x = 15, showing the MAE. The theoretical values of optical basicity of the glasses have also been evaluated. From optical absorption edges, the optical bandgap energies have been calculated and are found to lie in the range 3.00-3.40 eV. The physical properties of the glasses studied have also been evaluated with respe...

  3. Optical temperature sensor based on the Nd{sup 3+} infrared thermalized emissions in a fluorotellurite glass

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    Lalla, E.A. [Departamento de Física, Universidad de la Laguna, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, 38200 Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain); León-Luis, S.F., E-mail: sleonlui@ull.es [Departamento de Física, Universidad de la Laguna, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, 38200 Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain); Malta Consolider Team, Universidad de la Laguna, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, 38200 Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain); Monteseguro, V. [Departamento de Física, Universidad de la Laguna, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, 38200 Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain); Malta Consolider Team, Universidad de la Laguna, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, 38200 Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain); Pérez-Rodríguez, C. [Departamento de Física, Universidad de la Laguna, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, 38200 Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain); Cáceres, J.M. [Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial, Universidad de la Laguna, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, 38200 Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain); and others

    2015-10-15

    The temperature dependence of the infrared luminescence of a fluorotellurite glass doped with 0.01 and 2.5 mol% of Nd{sup 3+} ions was studied in order to use it as a high temperature sensing probe. For this purpose, the emission intensities of the ({sup 4}S{sub 3/2}, {sup 4}F{sub 7/2}), ({sup 2}H{sub 9/2}, {sup 4}F{sub 5/2}),{sup 4}F{sub 3/2}→{sup 4}I{sub 9/2} transitions were measured in a wide range of temperatures from 300 upto 650 K. The changes in the emission profiles were calibrated by means of the fluorescence intensity ratio technique. The calibrations showed a strong dependence on the Nd{sup 3+} ions concentration, having the low-doped concentrated sample the best response to changes of temperature. The maximum value obtained for the thermal sensibility is 17×10{sup −4} K{sup −1} at 640 K, being one of the highest values found in the literature for Nd{sup 3+} optical temperature sensors. Finally, the experimental calibrations were compared with the theoretical temperature luminescence response calculated from the Judd–Ofelt theory. - Highlights: • Nd{sup 3+}-doped fluorotellurite glasses were prepared. • The intensities of the ({sup 4}S{sub 3/2},{sup 4}F{sub 7/2}),({sup 2}H{sub 9/2},{sup 4}F{sub 5/2}), {sup 4}F{sub 3/2}→{sup 4}I{sub 9/2} transitions. • The highest thermal sensitivity has been obtained for the glass with the lowest concentration of Nd{sup 3+} ions. • The Nd{sup 3+}-doped fluorotellurite glass fits the requirement for a good temperature sensor.

  4. Research on the correlation between the optical gap and chemical bond in sulphur and selenium co-doped chalco-halide glasses

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    Zhu, Mingxing; Nie, Qiuhua; Wang, Xunsi; Dai, Shixun; Zhang, Xianghua; Shen, Xiang; Wang, Guoxiang; Lv, Xin

    2010-04-01

    The Ge-Ga-Se-S-CsCl glasses were prepared by the melting-quenching method. The absorption and transmission spectrum were measured under room temperature. It is found that these glasses have high broad spectral range of transparency from visible to far-infrared region (0.4-12 μm). The relationship between the optical gap and chemical composition in terms of novel chalco-halide glasses is discussed based on the Pauling's theory model, which is using the modified heats of atomization and the coordination number of the elements, to explain this phenomena for the first time.

  5. Optical properties of Cu nanocomposite glass obtained via CuO and SnO co-doping

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    Jiménez, J. A.

    2014-03-01

    Prospective applications of plasmonic nanocomposites in photonic and optoelectronic devices demand innovative means of material syntheses, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the influence of material composition and processing on resulting properties. In this work, it is shown that a phosphate glass matrix prepared with stoichiometric amounts of CuO and SnO dopants by the melting technique may well be effective for the precipitation of Cu nanoparticles (NPs) upon heat treatment (HT). Optical absorption and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy, including emission decay dynamics, are employed in the characterization of the melt-quenched glass, and for investigating the influence of HT on material optical properties. The as-prepared material appeared highly luminescent; the data suggests contributions from both twofold-coordinated tin centers and Cu+ ions to light emission. The PL depends strongly on excitation wavelength; e.g. excitation at 260 nm shows a blue-white emission for which a significant contribution from tin is indicated, whereas excitation at 360 nm produces an orange emission in association with Cu+ ions. Thermal processing results in the chemical reduction of ionic copper via Sn2+ ultimately producing Cu NPs in the matrix, as evidenced by the appearance of the surface plasmon resonance around 574 nm. As a result, Cu+ PL decreases and the emission band shows a dip due to reabsorption by Cu NPs in resonance.

  6. Hot slumping glass technology for the grazing incidence optics of future missions with particular reference to IXO

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    Ghigo, M.; Basso, S.; Bavdaz, M.; Conconi, P.; Citterio, O.; Civitani, M.; Friedrich, P.; Gallieni, D.; Guldimann, B.; Martelli, F.; Negri, R.; Pagano, G.; Pareschi, G.; Parodi, G.; Proserpio, L.; Salmaso, B.; Scaglione, F.; Spiga, D.; Tagliaferri, G.; Terzi, L.; Tintori, M.; Vongehr, M.; Wille, E.; Winter, A.; Zambra, A.

    2010-07-01

    The mirrors of the International X-ray Observatory (IXO) consist of a large number of high quality segments delivering a spatial resolution better than 5 arcsec. A study concerning the slumping of thin glass foils for the IXO mirrors is under development in Europe, funded by ESA and led by the Brera Observatory. We are investigating two approaches, the "Direct" and "Indirect" slumping technologies, being respectively based on the use of convex and concave moulds. In the first case during the thermal cycle the optical surface of the glass is in direct contact with the mould surface, while in the second case it is the rear side of the foil which touches the master. Both approaches present pros and cons and aim of this study is also to make an assessment of both processes and to perform a trade-off between the two. The thin plates are made of D263glass produced by Schott. Each plate is 0.4 mm thick, with a reflecting area of 200 mm x 200 mm; the mould are made of Fused Silica. After the thermal cycle the slumped MPs are characterized to define their optical quality and microroughness. The adopted integration process foresees the bonding of the slumped foils to a rigid backplane by means of reinforcing ribs. During the bonding process the plates are constrained to stay in close contact to the surface of the master (i.e. the same mould used for the hot slumping process) by the application of a vacuum pump suction. In this way spring-back deformations and low frequency errors still present on the foil profile after slumping can be corrected. In this paper we present the preliminary results concerning achieved during the first part of the project.

  7. The effect of optical anisotropies on building glass façades and its measurement methods

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    M. Illguth

    2015-06-01

    Furthermore a method for the quantitative measurement of anisotropies is proposed and prescribed in detail. This method can assist in the quality assurance process. Measurements are showing that probably the best tempered glass offers slight anisotropies and that under unfavorable conditions these anisotropies can become evident.

  8. Effect of chloride introduction on the optical properties in Eu3+ -doped fluorozirconate glasses

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    Jin, Han; Mo, Zhao-Jun; Zhang, Xiao-Song; Yuan, Lin-Lin; Yan, Ming; Li, Lan

    2016-10-01

    Fluorozirconate glass containing Eu3+ ions and chloride ions are prepared by a meltquenching method. The luminescence behavior of Eu3+ affected by Cl ions is investigated. With increasing Cl ion concentration, the luminous intensity of Eu3+ is significantly enhanced and the quantum efficiency of fluorozirconate glass is improved. Meanwhile, the intensity parameter Ω 2 increases according to the Judd-Ofelt calculation, which indicates the decrease of local symmetry. The average lifetime of Eu3+ increases by introducing the Cl ions. Moreover, we find two kinds of sites for Eu3+ ions in a glass network by analyzing the fluorescence decay. The distribution of Eu3+ ions changes with increasing Cl ion concentration. In addition, the excessive Cl ions lead to the separation of the glass phase and the formation of the crystal phase, thus reducing the transmittance dramatically. Project supported by the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2013AA014201), the Natural Science Foundation of Tianjin, China (Grant Nos. 14JCZDJC31200, 15JCYBJC16700, and 15JCYBJC16800), the National Key Foundation for Exploring Scientific Instrument of China (Grant No. 2014YQ120351), and the International Cooperation Program from Science and Technology of Tianjin, China (Grant No. 14RCGHGX00872).

  9. Inorganic nanoclusters in organic glasses - novel materials for electro-optical applications

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    Künstle, H.C.; Möller, Martin; Künstle, Holger; Moller, M.; Kunz, Martin

    1991-01-01

    Polymer glasses which contain regularly arranged ultrasmall inorganic crystallites or clusters of CdS, CoS, NiS, ZnS have been prepared from functionalized diblock copolymers. Size and surface structure dependent variation of the ionization or redox potential respectively the band gap energy of the

  10. Study of optical properties of thin copper films on glass substrate using Kramers-Kronig method

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    A Morteza Ali

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Different thicknesses of 99.97% Cu are deposited on glass substrate by thermal evaporation method at the rate of 2A˚/sec. Kramers-Kronig method is used for the analysis of the reflectivity constant in the range of 200nm

  11. Yb~(3+)/Er~(3+)-Codoped Tungsten-Tellurite Glasses for Broadband Optical Amplifier

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    2003-01-01

    Emission spectra and fluorescence lifetime of Er3+ in Yb3+/Er3+-codoped tungsten-tellurite glasses were measured. Effects of Yb3+concentration on 1.5μm emission intensity and bandwidth of Er3+ were investigated and a FWHM of 81 nm was demonstrated.

  12. Investigation on Structural and Optical Properties of Willemite Doped Mn2+ Based Glass-Ceramics Prepared by Conventional Solid-State Method

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    Nur Farhana Samsudin

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Mn-doped willemite (Zn2SiO4:Mn2+ glass-ceramics derived from ZnO-SLS glass system were prepared by a conventional melt-quenching technique followed by a controlled crystallization step employing the heat treatment process. Soda lime silica (SLS glass waste, ZnO, and MnO were used as sources of silicon, zinc, and manganese, respectively. The obtained glass-ceramic samples were characterized using the X-ray diffraction (XRD, Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM, Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR, UV-Visible (UV-Vis, and photoluminescence (PL spectroscopy. The results of XRD revealed that ZnO crystal and willemite (β-Zn2SiO4 were presented as major embedded crystalline phases. This observation was consistent with the result of FESEM which showed the presence of irregularity in shape and size of willemite crystallites. FTIR spectroscopy exhibits the structural evolution of willemite based glass-ceramics. The optical band gap shows a decreasing trend as the Mn-doping content increased. Photoluminescent technique was applied to characterize the role of Mn2+ ions when entering the willemite glass-ceramic structure. By measuring the excitation and emission spectra, the main emission peak of the glass-ceramic samples located at a wavelength of 585 nm after subjecting to 260 nm excitations. The following results indicate that the obtained glass-ceramics can be applied as phosphor materials.

  13. A 45° saw-dicing process applied to a glass substrate for wafer-level optical splitter fabrication for optical coherence tomography

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    Maciel, M. J.; Costa, C. G.; Silva, M. F.; Gonçalves, S. B.; Peixoto, A. C.; Ribeiro, A. Fernando; Wolffenbuttel, R. F.; Correia, J. H.

    2016-08-01

    This paper reports on the development of a technology for the wafer-level fabrication of an optical Michelson interferometer, which is an essential component in a micro opto-electromechanical system (MOEMS) for a miniaturized optical coherence tomography (OCT) system. The MOEMS consists on a titanium dioxide/silicon dioxide dielectric beam splitter and chromium/gold micro-mirrors. These optical components are deposited on 45° tilted surfaces to allow the horizontal/vertical separation of the incident beam in the final micro-integrated system. The fabrication process consists of 45° saw dicing of a glass substrate and the subsequent deposition of dielectric multilayers and metal layers. The 45° saw dicing is fully characterized in this paper, which also includes an analysis of the roughness. The optimum process results in surfaces with a roughness of 19.76 nm (rms). The actual saw dicing process for a high-quality final surface results as a compromise between the dicing blade’s grit size (#1200) and the cutting speed (0.3 mm s-1). The proposed wafer-level fabrication allows rapid and low-cost processing, high compactness and the possibility of wafer-level alignment/assembly with other optical micro components for OCT integrated imaging.

  14. Techniques for the manufacturing of stiff and lightweight optical mirror panels based on slumping of glass sheets: concepts and results

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    Canestrari, R.; Ghigo, M.; Pareschi, G.; Basso, S.; Motta, G.; Doro, M.; Giro, E.; Lessio, L.

    2009-08-01

    In the last decade Very High Energy (VHE) gamma-ray astronomy has improved rapidly opening a new window for ground-based astronomy with surprising implications in the theoretical models. Nowadays, it is possible to make imaging, photometry and spectroscopy of sources with good sensitivity and angular resolution using new facilities as MAGIC, HESS and VERITAS. The latest results of astronomy in the TeV band obtained using such facilities demonstrate the essential role of this window for high energy astrophysics. For this reason new projects (e.g. CTA and AGIS) have been started with the aim to increase the sensitivity and expand the energy band coverage. For such telescopes arrays probably tens of thousands of optical mirror panels must be manufactured with an adequate industrial process, then tested and mounted into the telescopes. Because of the high number of mirrors it is mandatory to perform feasibility studies to test various techniques to meet the technical and cost-effectiveness requirements for the next generation TeV telescopes as CTA and AGIS. In this context at the Astronomical Observatory of Brera (INAF-OAB) we have started the investigation of different techniques for the manufacturing of stiff and lightweight optical glass mirror panels. These panels show a sandwich-like structure with two thin glass skins on both sides, the reflective one being optically shaped using an ad-hoc slumping procedure. The technologies here presented can be addressed both for primary or secondary mirrors for the next generation of Cherenkov telescopes. In this paper we present and discuss the different techniques we are investigating with some preliminary results obtained from test panels realized.

  15. Preparation and Characterization of Ti3+ & Cr3+ :Li2O-LiF-B2O3- ZnO Optical Glasses

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    L. Vijayalakshmi

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A transparent base glass in the chemical composition Li2O-LiF-B2O3-ZnO (LBZ has successfully been prepared also a couple of transition metal (Ti3+ & Cr3+ ions doped into this glass matrix have also been done for their further analysis. Structural (XRD, FTIR & Raman and thermal (TG-DTA properties and also absorption spectrum of LBZ glass have been analyzed. Optical absorption, photoluminescence (excitation & emission spectra of Ti3+ & Cr3+:Li2O-LiF- B2O3-ZnO and their spectral assignments, dielectric ( & tan and conductivities (ac & dc have also been undertaken. The XRD profile of the host glass confirms its amorphous nature. Weight loss in the precursor sample powder, glass transition temperature (Tg and crystalline temperature (Tc have been identified from the TG-DTA profiles. FTIR and Raman spectra of the host glass show vibrational bands of B-O from [BO3] and [BO4] units and Li-O. The absorption spectrum of Cr3+: LBZ glass has shown two bands at 412 nm (4A2g (F 4T1g (F and 579 nm (4A2g (F 4T2g (F. In respect of Ti3+: LBZ glass, only one broad band at 490 nm (2B2g2B1g has been measured. From the optical absorption spectral positions, their crystal field (Dq and the Racah (B & C interaction parameters have been evaluated. Dielectric constant and losses (' and tan of all three glasses have been studied in the frequency range from 1Hz to 1M Hz at room temperature and computed conductivities (ac and dc.

  16. Nonlinear optical properties of silver nanoparticles prepared in Ag doped borate glasses

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    Adamiv, V.T. [Institute of Physical Optics, Dragomanov str. 23, Lviv 79005 (Ukraine); Bolesta, I.M. [Ivan Franko National University, Dragomanov str. 50, Lviv 79005 (Ukraine); Burak, Ya.V., E-mail: burak@ifo.lviv.ua [Institute of Physical Optics, Dragomanov str. 23, Lviv 79005 (Ukraine); Gamernyk, R.V.; Karbovnyk, I.D.; Kolych, I.I.; Kovalchuk, M.G.; Kushnir, O.O.; Periv, M.V. [Ivan Franko National University, Dragomanov str. 50, Lviv 79005 (Ukraine); Teslyuk, I.M. [Institute of Physical Optics, Dragomanov str. 23, Lviv 79005 (Ukraine)

    2014-09-15

    Nonlinear properties of Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Ag borate glasses with “Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Ag nanoparticles” interface region formed by thermal treatment in hydrogen atmosphere and in vacuum are investigated. From the results of plasmon absorption and normalized transmission measurements in Z-scan regime it was ascertained that “Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:AgNPs” interface region changes the character of nonlinear refraction of Li{sub 2}B{sub 4}O{sub 7}:Ag glass from negative to positive, and, due to plasmon resonance, increases significantly its nonlinear properties. In particular, the observed growth of nonlinear refractive index n{sub 2} is more than four orders of magnitude.

  17. Online analysis of oxygen inside silicon-glass microreactors with integrated optical sensors

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    Ehgartner, Josef; Sulzer, Philipp; Burger, Tobias;

    2016-01-01

    a resolution of 0.2-0.6 hPa at low oxygen concentrations (ambient air oxygen concentrations. The sensors were integrated into different silicon-glass microreactors which were manufactured using mass production compatible processes. The obtained microreactors were applied for online...... monitoring of enzyme transformations, including d-alanine or d-phenylalanine oxidation by d-amino acid oxidase, and glucose oxidation by glucose oxidase....

  18. Annealing temperature effect on the optical properties of thermally oxidized nano-crystalline ZrO2 thin films grown on glass substrates

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    Larijani, M. M.; Hasani, E.; Safa, S.

    2014-01-01

    Optical properties of zirconium oxide films on glass substrates deposited by thermal oxidation method have been studied at different temperatures. Optical characteristics of films such as refractive index, extinction coefficient, average thickness and optical dielectric constants were calculated using Swanepoel's method. X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD) and atomic force microscopy were performed to investigate the film structure and morphology. It was found out that the optical properties of zirconium oxide films are affected by oxidation temperature which are due to changes of film microstructure and surface roughness.

  19. Laboratory demonstration of the piezoelectric figure correction of a cylindrical slumped glass optic

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    Allured, Ryan; Hertz, Edward; Marquez, Vanessa; Cotroneo, Vincenzo; Wallace, Margeaux L.; Salmaso, Bianca; Civitani, Marta M.; Trolier-McKinstry, Susan; Vikhlinin, Alexey; Pareschi, Giovanni; Reid, Paul B.

    2016-04-01

    The X-ray Surveyor is a mission concept for a next generation X-ray observatory. This mission will feature roughly 30 times the effective area of the Chandra Observatory while matching its sub-arcsecond angular resolution. The key to meeting these requirements is lightweight, segmented optics. To ensure these optics achieve and maintain sub-arcsecond performance, we propose to use piezoelectric coatings for post-bonding and on-orbit figure correction. We have fabricated a cylindrical prototype optic with piezoelectric adjusters and measured its performance using optical metrology. We present the results of this laboratory figure correction and discuss their implications for an observatory featuring adjustable X-ray optics.

  20. Sm3+-doped fluorophosphate glass: Formation of Ag nanoparticles via Ag+/K+ ion exchange and their effects on optical and dielectric properties

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    Thomas, Sunil; Sajna, M. S.; Nayab Rasool, Sk.; Gopinath, Manju; Joseph, Cyriac; Unnikrishnan, N. V.

    2015-01-01

    Silver-potassium ion exchange on Sm3+-doped fluorophosphate glass has been carried out via thermal diffusion method. The crystallite size of silver was estimated to be 19 nm from X-ray diffraction pattern and it was confirmed using transmission electron microscopy analysis. Assessment of the optical properties has been carried out by absorption, photoluminescence and lifetime measurements. Present glass system exhibits favorable optical properties for possible uses as optical amplifiers, sensors and planar waveguides. The energy transfer mechanism from silver to samarium and the surface plasmon resonance of silver nanoparticles are discussed for the ion exchanged glass. The dielectric studies have been carried out in order to assess the influence of silver on the dielectric properties and ac conductivity of the ion exchanged glass. Coulomb blockade effects have been discussed to clarify the enhancement in the insulating behavior of the glass by the incorporation of silver nanoparticles. The power-law and Cole-Cole parameters were determined and the influence of silver on these parameters is discussed.

  1. Physical, Optical and Electron paramagnetic resonance studies of PbBr2-PbO-B2O3 glasses containing Cu2+ ions

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    Sekhar, K. Chandra; Hameed, Abdul; Chary, M. Narasimha; Shareefuddin, Md

    2016-09-01

    The glasses with the composition PbBr2-PbO-B2O3 glasses containing Cu2+ ions were prepared by melt quenching technique. X-ray diffractograms revealed the amorphous nature of the glasses. Density and molar volume were determined. Density is found to decrease while the molar volume increases with increase of PbBr2 content. The optical absorption spectra exhibited a broad band corresponding to the d- d transition of Cu2+ ion. From optical absorption spectra Eopt and Urbach energies were determined. Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) studies were carried out by introducing Cu2+ as the spin probe. Glasses containing transition metal(TM) ions such as Cu2+ give the information about the structure and the site symmetry around the TM ions. EPR spectra of all the glass samples were recorded at X-band frequencies. From the EPR spectra spin-Hamiltonian parameters were evaluated. It was observed that g∥ >g±>ge (2.0023) and A∥>A±. From this values it is concluded that the ground state of Cu2+ is dx2-y2 (2B1g) and the site symmetry around Cu2+ ion is tetragonally distorted octahedral. From the EPR and Optical data bonding coefficients were evaluated. The in plane o-bonding(α2) is moderately ionic while out of plane 7t-bonding(β2) and in plane 7t-bonding(β1 2) are ionic nature

  2. Effect of doping of Nd3+ ions in BaO-TeO2-B2O3 glasses: A vibrational and optical study

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    Nanda, Kirti; Berwal, Neelam; Kundu, R. S.; Punia, R.; Kishore, N.

    2015-05-01

    Nd3+ ions doped Barium-Tellurite-Borate glasses with compositions xNd2O3 - (100 - x)[0.1BaO-0.4TeO2-0.5B2O3]; x = 0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 have been prepared by melt-quench technique. The amorphous nature of as-prepared glasses has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction patterns. The density, molar volume and equivalent crystalline volume of the glass samples have been found to increase with the increase in concentration of Nd2O3. FTIR and Raman spectra of the prepared glasses indicate that Nd2O3 acts as glass modifier and as the content of Nd2O3 increases, BO4 structural units are converted into BO3 structural units. The values of optical band gap have been estimated from the fitting of Mott and Davis's model with the experimentally observed absorption spectra. The experimentally observed spectra of absorption coefficient also show good agreement with the hydrogenic excitonic model and the values of different parameters like optical band gap, excitonic binding energy, line width of m = 1 state and line width of continuum have been estimated from theoretical fitting of this model. The values of optical band gap are observed to decrease with increase in concentration of Nd2O3.

  3. Growth mechanism and optical properties of Ti thin films deposited onto fluorine-doped tin oxide glass substrate

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    Einollahzadeh-Samadi, Motahareh; Dariani, Reza S., E-mail: dariani@alzahra.ac.ir [Department of Physics, Alzahra University, Tehran 1993893973 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2015-03-15

    In this work, a detailed study of the influence of the thickness on the morphological and optical properties of titanium (Ti) thin films deposited onto rough fluorine-doped tin oxide glass by d.c. magnetron sputtering is carried out. The films were characterized by several methods for composition, crystallinity, morphology, and optical properties. Regardless of the deposition time, all the studied Ti films of 400, 1500, 2000, and 2500 nm in thickness were single crystalline in the α-Ti phase and also very similar to each other with respect to composition. Using the atomic force microscopy (AFM) technique, the authors analyzed the roughness evolution of the Ti films characteristics as a function of the film thickness. By applying the dynamic scaling theory to the AFM images, a steady growth roughness exponent α = 0.72 ± 0.02 and a dynamic growth roughness exponent β = 0.22 ± 0.02 were determined. The value of α and β are consistent with nonlinear growth model incorporating random deposition with surface diffusion. Finally, measuring the reflection spectra of the samples by a spectrophotometer in the spectral range of 300–1100 nm allowed us to investigate the optical properties. The authors observed the increments of the reflection of Ti films with thickness, which by employing the effective medium approximation theory showed an increase in thickness followed by an increase in the volume fraction of metal.

  4. Infrared Transparent Selenide Glasses.

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    1997-03-14

    crystalline halides, silica and fluoride glasses, and chalcogenide glasses. Crystalline halides undergo plastic deformation and are hygroscopic...mainly for applications operating at wavelengths less than 3 microns. Silicate and fluoride glasses have been developed as optical fiber amplifiers...activity. Preferred rare earths includes praseodymium, neodymium, erbium, cerium , dysprosium, holmium, thulium, terbium, ytterbium or mixtures of

  5. Er{sup 3+} ions doped tellurite glasses with high thermal stability, elasticity, absorption intensity, emission cross section and their optical application

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    Yousef, El Sayed, E-mail: omn_yousef2000@yahoo.com [Physics Dep., Faculty of Science, King Khalid University, P.O. Box 9003, Abha (Saudi Arabia); Physics Dep., Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Assiut Branch, Assiut (Egypt)

    2013-06-05

    Highlights: ► Present glasses have high thermal stability. ► The glass sample C has the effective emission cross section bandwidth (64 nm). It has large stimulated emission cross-section (0.89 × 10{sup −20} cm{sup 2}). ► The optical gain coefficient to the population inversion of the {sup 4}I{sub 13/2} level is 8.87 cm{sup −1}. -- Abstract: Three samples of tellurite glasses within system 46TeO{sub 2}⋅15ZnO⋅9.0P{sub 2}O{sub 5}⋅30LiNbO{sub 3} doped with xEr{sub 2}O{sub 3} ions (where x = 4000, 8000 and 10,000 ppm) have been prepared by using the conventional melt-quenching method. These glasses have high thermal stability proved by using differential thermal analysis (DTA) measurements. Elastic properties of the glasses were investigated by measuring both longitudinal and shear velocities using the pulse-echo overlap technique at 5 MHz. Elastic moduli such as: longitudinal (λ), shear (μ), Bulk (B) and Young’s (Y) increased with the Er{sup 3+} concentration in the prepared glasses matrix. The optical properties of the glasses were estimated by measuring UV–vis-NIR spectroscopy. The Judd–Ofelt parameters, Ω{sub t} (t = 2, 4, 6) of Er{sup 3+} were evaluated from optical absorption spectra. The oscillator strength type transition probabilities, spectroscopic quality factors, branching ratio and radiative lifetimes of several excited states of Er{sup 3+} have been predicted using intensity Judd–Ofelt parameters. Gain cross-section for the Er{sup 3+} laser transition {sup 4}I{sub 13/2} → {sup 4}I{sub 15/2} was obtained. The results show 46TeO{sub 2}⋅15ZnO⋅9.0P{sub 2}O{sub 5}⋅30LiNbO{sub 3}⋅10,000 ppm Er{sub 2}O{sub 3} glass has the effective emission cross section bandwidth (64 nm) and large stimulated emission cross-section (0.89 × 10{sup −20} cm{sup 2}). The thermal stability, elastic and spectroscopic properties indicate that this glass doped with Er{sup 3+} is a promising candidate for optical applications and may be suitable

  6. Modifications induced in the structural and optical properties of bismuth sodium borosilicate glass thin films by 120 MeV Ag{sup 7+} ions

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    Kaur, Ravneet, E-mail: ravneet_383@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143 005 (India); Singh, Surinder [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143 005 (India); Pandey, O.P. [School of Physics and Materials Science, Thapar University, Patiala 147 004 (India)

    2013-06-15

    The composition of the glass is Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3} (20%)–Na{sub 2}O (15%)–B{sub 2}O{sub 3} (50%)–SiO{sub 2} (15%) was prepared by conventional melt quench method. To study the effect of heavy ion irradiation on the glass network and structural units, thin films of the glass have been prepared by electron beam gun evaporation. The prepared films are irradiated using 120 MeV Ag{sup 7+} ions in the fluence range of 1 × 10{sup 12}–3 × 10{sup 13} ions cm{sup −2}. The optical and structural properties were investigated using UV–visible absorption spectroscopy and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopic techniques. A significant decrease in the band gap is observed after irradiation which is indicative of the fact that radiation has caused compaction in the glass structure.

  7. Thermoluminescence and optically stimulated luminescence properties of the 0.5P₂O₅-xBaO-(0.5-x)Li₂O glass systems.

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    Timar-Gabor, A; Ivascu, C; Vasiliniuc, S; Daraban, L; Ardelean, I; Cosma, C; Cozar, O

    2011-05-01

    Thermoluminescence and optically stimulated luminescence properties of phosphate glasses doped with BaO and Li(2)O at various concentrations were studied. Lithium-doped glasses show a broad TL peak in the 200-300°C region with poor dosimetric characteristics. Barium-doped glasses feature at least two TL peaks, approximately at 200 and 400°C, which were attributed to Ba(2+) ions. They also produce a fast-decaying OSL signal correlated with the lower-temperature TL peak. Responses of both TL emissions to radiation doses up to 100 Gy are linear (R² >0.99). Due to its encouraging characteristics such as acceptable batch homogeneity, good measurement reproducibility and weak signal fading, the P₂O₅-xBaO glass can be considered as a candidate material for dosimetry in the high-dose range (>10 Gy).

  8. Low phonon energies and wideband optical windows of La2O3-Ga2O3 glasses prepared using an aerodynamic levitation technique

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    Yoshimoto, Kohei; Masuno, Atsunobu; Ueda, Motoi; Inoue, Hiroyuki; Yamamoto, Hiroshi; Kawashima, Tastunori

    2017-03-01

    xLa2O3-(100 - x)Ga2O3 binary glasses were synthesized by an aerodynamic levitation technique. The glass-forming region was found to be 20 ≤ x ≤ 57. The refractive indices were greater than 1.92 and increased linearly with increasing x. The polarizabilities of oxide ions were estimated to be 2.16-2.41 Å3, indicating that the glasses were highly ionic. The glasses were transparent over a very wide range from the ultraviolet to the mid-infrared region. The widest transparent window among the oxide glasses was from 270 nm to 10 μm at x = 55. From the Raman scattering spectra, a decrease in bridging oxide ions and an increase in non-bridging oxide ions were confirmed to occur with increasing La2O3 content. The maximum phonon energy was found to be approximately 650 cm-1, being one of the lowest among oxide glasses. These results show that La2O3-Ga2O3 binary glasses should be promising host materials for optical applications such as lenses, windows, and filters over a very wide wavelength range.

  9. Spectroscopic and laser properties of Er{sup 3+} doped fluoro-phosphate glasses as promising candidates for broadband optical fiber lasers and amplifiers

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    Babu, S. [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517 502, A.P. (India); Seshadri, M. [Institute of Physics, University of Campinas, UNICAMP, P.O. Box 6165, Campinas 13083-970 (Brazil); Reddy Prasad, V. [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517 502, A.P. (India); Ratnakaram, Y.C., E-mail: ratnakaramsvu@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517 502, A.P. (India)

    2015-10-15

    Highlights: • Erbium doped different fluoro-phosphate glasses are prepared and characterized. • Spectroscopic properties have been determined using Judd–Ofelt and Mc-Cumber theory. • Prominent laser transition Er{sup 3+}:{sup 4}I{sub 13/2} → {sup 4}I{sub 15/2} is observed at 1.53 μm. - Abstract: Different fluoro-phosphate glasses doped with 0.5 mol% Er{sup 3+} doped are prepared by melt quenching method. Both structural and spectroscopic properties have been characterized in order to evaluate their potential as both laser source and amplifier materials. Optical absorption measurements are carried out and analyzed through Judd–Ofelt and Mc-Cumber theories where spectroscopic parameters such as intensity parameters Ω{sub l} (λ = 2,4,6), transition probabilities, radiative lifetimes, stimulated absorption cross-sections and emission cross-sections at 1.5 μm have been evaluated for Er{sup 3+} doped different fluorophosphate glasses. The various luminescence and gain properties are explained from photoluminescence studies. The decay curve analysis have been done for obtaining the decay time constants of Er{sup 3+} excited level {sup 4}I{sub 13/2} in all the fluoro-phosphate glasses. The obtained results of each glass matrix are compared with the equivalent parameters for several other host glasses. These fluoro-phosphate glasses are found to be suitable candidates for laser and amplifier applications.

  10. Optical absorption and fluorescence properties of Er{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} codoped lead bismuth alumina borate glasses

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    Goud, K. Krishna Murthy, E-mail: krishnamurthy.phy@gmail.com; Reddy, M. Chandra Shekhar, E-mail: krishnamurthy.phy@gmail.com; Rao, B. Appa, E-mail: krishnamurthy.phy@gmail.com [Dept. of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad-500007, Andhra Pradesh (India)

    2014-04-24

    Lead bismuth alumina borate glasses codoped with Er{sup 3+}/Yb{sup 3+} were prepared by melt quenching technique. Optical absorption, FTIR and photoluminescence spectra of these glasses have been studied. Judd-Ofelt theory has been applied to to the f ↔ f transitions for evaluating Ω{sub 2}, Ω{sub 4} and Ω{sub 6} parameters. Radiative properties like branching ratio β{sub r} and the radiative life time τ{sub R} have been determined on the basis of Judd-Ofelt theory. Upconversion emissions have been observed under 980nm laser excitation at room temperature. Green and red up-conversion emissions are centered at 530, 550 and 656 nm corresponding to {sup 2}H{sub 11/2}→{sup 4}I{sub 15/2}, {sup 4}S{sub 3/2}→{sup 4}I{sub 15/2} and {sup 4}F{sub 9/2}→{sup 4}I{sub 15/2} transitions of Er{sup 3+} respectively. The results obtained are discussed quantitatively based on the energy transfer between Yb{sup 3+} and Er{sup 3+}.

  11. Structure-dependent tuning of electro-optic and thermoplastic properties in triphenyl groups containing molecular glasses

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    Traskovskis, Kaspars, E-mail: kaspars.traskovskis@rtu.lv [Riga Technical University, Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, 3/7 Paula Valdena Street, Riga LV-1048 (Latvia); Zarins, Elmars; Laipniece, Lauma [Riga Technical University, Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, 3/7 Paula Valdena Street, Riga LV-1048 (Latvia); Tokmakovs, Andrejs [Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, 8 Kengaraga Street, Riga LV-1063 (Latvia); Kokars, Valdis [Riga Technical University, Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, 3/7 Paula Valdena Street, Riga LV-1048 (Latvia); Rutkis, Martins [Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, 8 Kengaraga Street, Riga LV-1063 (Latvia)

    2015-04-01

    The series of seven molecular compounds composed of D–π–A chromophores and triphenylmethyl auxiliary groups were characterized by UV–Vis spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and quantum chemical calculations. Nonlinear optical (NLO) properties of compounds were determined by second harmonic generation measurements in corona poled thin glassy films. The results show that triphenylmethyl auxiliary groups are effective at shielding undesirable dipole interactions in solid phase thus increasing NLO efficiency of materials. Thermal stability up to 108 °C was achieved for a polar order in poled samples. - Highlights: • Triphenylmethyl groups can be used to reduce solid phase dipole interactions in organic molecular materials. • NLO efficiency of a poled material is higher, if a number of present triphenyl groups increases. • NLO efficiency of materials decreases, if polarity of used chromophores increases. • Thermal stability of polar order up to 108 °C can be achieved in poled organic glasses.

  12. Orientation and Optical Polarized Spectra (380–900 nm of Methylene Blue Crystals on a Glass Surface

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    Maja D. Milošević

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The crystallographic directions of the crystal toward the vector of polarized light can accurately be positioned, so the information that we gain from polarized spectra can be consistently interpreted according to known crystal structure. The orientation and optical properties of the methylene blue (MB crystals were analyzed by XRD, XRPD, and polarized VIS-NIR spectroscopy. Cationic dye, MB, was polymerized into crystals on a glass slate. The blue color crystals showed pronounced dichroism, twin lamellar structure and bladed to fibrous habit. According to XRD data, [010] direction lies perpendicular to the crystal surface, so we recognized it as (0k0 face, while [100] and [001] directions coincide with crystal elongation and crystal thickness respectively. In this paper, the polarized spectra of MB crystal are presented, measured with the aim of acquisition of referent values, which could be helpful for the identification of MB molecular aggregation.

  13. Perfect X-ray focusing via fitting corrective glasses to aberrated optics.

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    Seiboth, Frank; Schropp, Andreas; Scholz, Maria; Wittwer, Felix; Rödel, Christian; Wünsche, Martin; Ullsperger, Tobias; Nolte, Stefan; Rahomäki, Jussi; Parfeniukas, Karolis; Giakoumidis, Stylianos; Vogt, Ulrich; Wagner, Ulrich; Rau, Christoph; Boesenberg, Ulrike; Garrevoet, Jan; Falkenberg, Gerald; Galtier, Eric C; Ja Lee, Hae; Nagler, Bob; Schroer, Christian G

    2017-03-01

    Due to their short wavelength, X-rays can in principle be focused down to a few nanometres and below. At the same time, it is this short wavelength that puts stringent requirements on X-ray optics and their metrology. Both are limited by today's technology. In this work, we present accurate at wavelength measurements of residual aberrations of a refractive X-ray lens using ptychography to manufacture a corrective phase plate. Together with the fitted phase plate the optics shows diffraction-limited performance, generating a nearly Gaussian beam profile with a Strehl ratio above 0.8. This scheme can be applied to any other focusing optics, thus solving the X-ray optical problem at synchrotron radiation sources and X-ray free-electron lasers.

  14. Fabrication and characterization of chromium-doped nanophase separated yttria-alumina-silica glass-based optical fibers

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    Dutta, Debjit; Dhar, Anirban; Das, Shyamal; Paul, Mukul C. [Fiber Optics and Photonics Division, CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata (India); Kir' yanov, Alexander V. [Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Guanajuato (Mexico); Bysakh, Sandip [Electron Microscopic Section, Material Characterization Division, CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata (India)

    2015-08-15

    The basic material and optical properties of chromium-doped nanophase-separated yttria-alumina-silica (YAS) glass based optical preforms and fibers, fabricated through the modified chemical vapor deposition process in conjunction with solution doping technique under suitable thermal annealing conditions are reported. The size of the phase-separated particles within the core of the annealed preform is around 20-30 nm which is significantly reduced to around 5.0 nm in the drawn fiber. The absorption spectra of fibers drawn from the annealed and non-annealed preform samples revealed the presence of Cr{sup 4+}, Cr{sup 3+}, and Cr{sup 6+} specie. Numerically, extinction of absorption drops ∝3-3.5 times for the annealed sample as a result of nano-phase restructuration during annealing process. Intense broadband emission (within 500-800 nm) in case of the annealed preform sample is observed as compared to the non-annealed one and is associated with the presence of Cr{sup 3+} ions in nanostructured environment inside the YAS core glass. The final fibers show broadband emission ranging from 900 to 1400 nm under pumping at 1064 nm which is attributed mainly to the presence of Cr{sup 3+}/Cr{sup 4+} ions. The fabricated fibers seem to be a potential candidate for the development of fiber laser sources for the visible and near-infra ranges and for effective Q-switching units for ∝1-1.1 μm all-fiber ytterbium lasers. (copyright 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  15. Elastic and optical properties of Ge$_x$Se$_2$Sb$_{1−x}$ ($0.0\\le x \\le 1.0$) glasses

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    K A ALY; N AFIFY; Y B SADDEEK; A M ABOUSEHLY

    2016-04-01

    The present study deals with the effect of composition on the elastic and optical properties of Ge$_x$Se$_2$Sb$_{1−x}$ ($0.0 \\le x \\le 1.0$) glasses. The various elastic moduli of these glasses such as Young’s modulus ($Y$) andthe bulk modulus ($B$) along with the micro-hardness ($H$), Poisson’s ratio ($\\rho$) and Debye temperature ($T_D$) were obtained from the values of the longitudinal ($v_l$) and shear ($v_s$) ultrasonic velocities. On the basis of measurementsof the transmittance and reflectance spectra in the wavelength range of 0.4–2.5 $\\mu$m the optical constants such as the film thickness ($t$), the refractive index ($n$) and the optical band gap ($E_g$) were investigated with high accuracy. The optically determined bulk modulus of these glasses was in good agreement with that elastically investigated. The obtained results were discussed in terms of the changes in the glass density, electronegativity and electronic polarizability with the variation in antimony content.

  16. Optical constants, single-oscillator modal and refractive index dispersion analysis of lithium zinc bismuth borate glasses doped with Eu{sup 3+} ions

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    Boda, Ramesh; Srinivas, G.; Komaraiah, D.; Srinivas, B.; Shareefuddin, Md.; Sayanna, R. [Department of physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad-07, Telangana, India. (India)

    2016-05-06

    The glasses of composition xLi{sub 2}O-15ZnO- 20Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}- (64 - x) B{sub 2}O{sub 3}- 1EuO (ZLB) (where x=0, 5, 10, 15, 20 mole %) prepared by melt-quenching technique. The amorphous nature of the prepared glasses was confirmed by XRD spectra. The UV-Vis optical absorption spectrum was recorded in the wave length range of 200-1000 nm. It is observed that the optical band gap is inversely changing with Urbach energy. The optical constants such as G (a constant proportional to the second-order deformation potential) and E{sub f} (a constant that depends on local coordination and is called as free energy of the glass system). The most significant result of the present work is the refractive index dispersion curves of the ZLB glasses obey the single-oscillator model and oscillator parameters (E{sub o}, E{sub d}) changed with the Li{sub 2}O content. the absorption edge, band gap and Urbach energy is changing nonlinearly with increasing content of Li{sub 2}O, which can be used to calculate the optical, physical, and other constants.

  17. Optical spectroscopy of erbium and thulium doped SnO glass ceramics

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    2003-01-01

    The advantages of multifunctional integrated optical components in planar devices are well known. For these devices to be small, a planar amplifier with high rare-earth solubility and photosensitivity would be highly desirable. Tin-doped silica has been found to have high negative photosensitivity, with excellent thermal stability. Optical spectroscopy has been carried out on a range of erbium- and thulium-doped tin-silicates, with rare earth doping levels from 200-10,000ppm and tin concentra...

  18. Ultrafast third-order optical nonlinearities of heavy metal oxide glasses containing gold nanoparticles

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    Almeida, Juliana M. P.; da Silva, Diego S.; Kassab, Luciana R. P.; Zilio, Sergio C.; Mendonça, Cleber R.; De Boni, Leonardo

    2014-02-01

    This work reports on the third-order nonlinear properties and the response time of GeO2-Bi2O3 glass, as well as the effect of gold nanoparticles on these properties. The nonlinear refractive index spectrum and the nonlinear absorption coefficient were determined by the Z-scan technique, and the response time was obtained through Kerr gate measurements, using femtosecond pulses. The results show that the presence of gold nanoparticles causes a saturable absorption effect that is overcome by the two-photon absorption process at higher light intensities, for wavelengths within the plasmon band. We measured a constant value for the nonlinear refractive index (n2) for the visible and infrared regions, which was not affected by the presence of gold nanoparticles in the sample. However, the n2 value is one order of magnitude higher than the one for fused silica and 1.5 times better than PGO (PbO-GeO2) glasses. In addition, the response time of the induced birefringence for the samples with and without gold nanoparticles is faster than the pulse duration (220 fs), indicating an ultra-fast electronic process.

  19. Optical characterization of Cu2+ ion-doped zinc lead borate glasses

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    Thulasiramudu, A.; Buddhudu, S.

    2006-01-01

    We have developed a new series of zinc lead borate (ZLB) glasses by varying ZnO content, to enhance UV transmission, in the chemical composition of xZnO 15PbO (85-x)B2O3, where x=0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 mol% ZnO. From the measurement of UV absorption spectra both the direct and indirect band gaps have been evaluated. Also different physical properties of a reference glass of 45ZnO 15PbO 40B2O3 have been studied. From the measurement of refractive indices at six different wavelengths, Cauchy's constants (A=1.578743209; B=131832.33nm and C=-0.77756×10nm) have been computed and a satisfactory correlation has been achieved between the theoretical and the experimental results. Absorption spectra of Cu2+(45-x)ZnO 15PbO 40B2O3 (where x=0.1, 0.2, 0.5 and 1.0 mol%) have shown two absorption bands at 428 nm (2B1g→2Eg) and 777 nm (2B1g→2B2g). Emission spectra of (1.0 mol%) Cu2+:ZLB have revealed two emission transitions at 400 and 493 nm with excitations at 288 and 316 nm.

  20. FORMATION OF LUMINESCENT OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES IN SILICATE GLASS MATRIX BY THE ION-EXCHANGE TECHNIQUE

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    I. A. Dyomichev

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We present spectra of the alkali-silicate glasses with copper ions in near-surface area, introduced by ion exchange of different temperature and duration. It is shown that the reduction of Cu2+ in the near-surface area causes existence of Cu+ and neutral atoms in glass after the ion-exchange in divalent salt. The ion-exchange itself involves only Cu+ and Na+ ions. The formation of subnanometer clusters Cun is due to neutral copper atoms staying in near-surface zone. We have shown that the waveguide layer in near-surface area, made by ion-exchange, has а visible luminescence with the excitation by UVradiation. At the same time, the contribution to luminescence is made by Cu+ ions, molecular clusters Cun and by dimers Cu+ - Cu+ . During the high-temperature ion-exchange at 600 °С the formation and destruction equilibrium shift of molecular clusters Cun can be seen. An hour ion-exchange leads to molecular clusters Cun destruction, while at time periods less than 30 min and around 18 hours it leads to the formation of Cun. The sample turns green after 18,5 hours ion-exchange showing formation of a considerable amount of divalent copper ions Cu2+ therein.

  1. Optical Properties of MgF2 / MgF2 / Glass and MgF2 / TiO2 / Glass

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    S. Ghahramani

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available MgF2 thin films by thickness of 93 nm were deposited on MgF2 / glass and TiO2 / glass thin layers by resistance evaporation method under ultra-high vacuum (UHV conditions, rotating pre layer for sample one and normal deposition for second one. Optical properties were measured via spectrophotometer in spectral range of 300-1100 nm wave length. The optical constants such as, real part of refractive index (n, imaginary part of refractive index (k, real and imaginary parts of dielectric function ε1, ε2 respectively and absorption coefficient (, were obtained from Kramers-Kronig analysis of reflectivity curves. Band-gap energy was also estimated for these films.

  2. Investigation of high tension chalcogenide glass micro-structure optical fibers%高强度硫系玻璃微结构光纤研究

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    何钰钜; 王训四; 聂秋华; 张培全; 徐会娟; 徐铁峰; 戴世勋; 张培晴

    2013-01-01

    Chalcogenide glass micro-structure optical fibers (CGMOFs) have wide potential applications in the field of infrared laser energy transmission and infrared optical fiber sensing for their unique optical properties. The problem is that there is no good method to prepare chalcogenide glass micro-structure optical fibers up to now. In this paper,we attempt to fabricate chalcogenide glass micro-structure optical fibers by using the press forming method. A glass extruder is designed to extrude Ge20 Sb15 Se65 chalcogenide glass into a multi-hole fiber preforms. Then,the extruder preform is drawn into fiber using an improved fiber drawing machine. The infrared transmitting property is measured by using infrared thermal imager and infrared spectrometer. The optical loss of extruded glass is calculated based on the infrared transmission spectra of glass disks with different thicknesses. We also measure fiber cross-section and its diameter by scanning electron microscope (SEM). The results show that the infrared transmission spectra of the extruded glass have not decreased obviously. The optical losses of the glasses before and after extruding at 10 μm are 0. 25 dB/cm and 0. 27 dB/cm. respectively. The strength of chalcogenide glass fiber protected by a thin layer of plastic polymer is 1.45 times of that of a standard silica fiber,promoting the development of chalcogenide glass micro-structure optical fibers.%针对硫系玻璃微结构光纤缺少有效制备方法的问题,本文选用可塑性较好的Ge20Sb15Se65硫系玻璃,利用自制的硫系玻璃挤压机制备了多孔硫系玻璃微结构光纤(CGMOF).利用红外热像仪以及傅里叶红外光谱仪测试了挤压前后玻璃的红外透过性能、根据不同厚度玻璃片的透过谱,计算了挤压后玻璃的光学损耗特性.利用扫描电子显微镜观察拉制光纤的横截面,测试了光纤的直径.分析结果表明,挤压后的硫系玻璃的红外透过率和损耗较挤压前没有显著

  3. Low-repetition rate femtosecond laser writing of optical waveguides in water-white glass slides.

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    Lazcano, H E; Vázquez, G V

    2016-04-20

    Energy dose ranges for fabrication of subsurface and ablated ridge waveguides were defined using a low repetition rate femtosecond laser. The waveguides were written along the width of water-white glass slides. The buried waveguides written between 0.23 and 0.62  μJ/μm3 energy dose show strong guidance at 633 nm, reaching in the best cases propagation losses of 0.7 dB/cm. Meanwhile, the ridge waveguides were fabricated between 2.04 and 31.9  μJ/μm3, with a best case of 3.1 dB/cm. Outcomes of this study are promising for use in the manufacturing of sensing devices.

  4. Optical transitions and upconversion properties of Er3+-doped chloride tellurite glasses

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    Wen Lei; Li Shun-Guang; Huang Guo-Song; Hu Li-Li; Jiang Zhong-Hong

    2004-01-01

    Er3+-doped lead chloride tellurite glasses were prepared using the conventional melting and quenching method.The absorption spectra were measured and the Judd-Ofelt analysis was performed. The spectroscopic parameters such as the intensity parameters, transition probabilities, radiative lifetimes, and branching ratios were obtained. Intense infrared emission and visible upconversion luminescence under 976nm excitation were observed. For the 1.55μm emission, the full width at half maximum and the emission cross sections are more than 50 nm and 8×10-20cm2,respectively. Three efficient visible luminescences centred at 525, 547, and 658 nm are assigned to the transitions from the excited states 2H11/2, 4S3/2, and 4F9/2 to the ground state 4I15/2, respectively. The upconversion mechanisms and the power-dependent intensities are also discussed and evaluated.

  5. A view in the mirror - Or through the looking glass. [history of development of optical telescopes

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    Meinel, A. B.; Meinel, M. P.

    1986-01-01

    The development of optical telescopes from the age of astrology to those of today and the future is discussed. The rationales for changes in the design of telescopes during this time are explored. The cost drivers, and how to reduce them, are also discussed.

  6. Study of vibrational spectroscopy, linear and non-linear optical properties of Sm3+ ions doped BaO-ZnO-B2O3 glasses

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    Nanda, Kirti; Kundu, R. S.; Sharma, Sarita; Mohan, Devendra; Punia, R.; Kishore, N.

    2015-07-01

    Samarium oxide doped Barium-Zinc-Borate glasses with compositions xSm2O3-(100-x)[0.1BaO-0.4ZnO-0.5B2O3]; x = 0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 have been prepared by melt quench technique. The amorphous nature of as-prepared glasses has been ascertained by X-ray diffraction patterns. The observed values of density and molar volume of the glass samples are found to increase with the increase in concentration of Sm2O3. Fourier Transform Infrared spectra of the prepared glasses indicate that Sm2O3 acts as glass modifier. With the increase in Sm2O3 content, BO4 structural units start converting into BO3 structural units. The values of optical energy band gap (Eg), estimated from Tauc's plots, are observed to decrease with the increase in Sm2O3 content. The nonlinear optical properties of glass samples have been investigated by Z-scan method with nanosecond pulsed laser at ˜532 nm in both open and close aperture geometries. The values of two photon absorption coefficient (β) and nonlinear refractive index (n2) have been estimated by fitting of experimentally observed data with theoretical models and both are found to increase with the increase in Sm3+ ions concentration in the glass matrix. The total third order nonlinear susceptibility (χ(3)) have been calculated and observed to increase with the increase in Sm3+ ions concentration.

  7. Generation and healing behavior of radiation-induced optical absorption in fluoride phosphate glasses: The dependence on UV radiation sources and temperature

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    Natura, U.; Ehrt, D.

    2001-03-01

    High purity fluoride phosphate (FP) glasses have a large transmission range from the vacuum ultraviolet to the infrared. They are attractive candidates for lens systems in microlithography equipment and excimer laser optics. Fluoride single crystals and vitreous silica are well-known traditional materials for ultraviolet optics. Crystal sizes are limited and glass is better for fabricating optics. For lens systems, a variety of glasses with different refractive indices and dispersion are required. The UV resonance wavelengths of FP glasses with a low content of phosphate using a two-term Sellmeier dispersion formula are comparable with those of silica and fluoride single crystals. It is known, that UV radiation induces the generation of several defect centers leading to additional absorption bands. The investigation of the kinetics of defect generation is very important for the prediction of transmission losses in case of long-time irradiation. To predict the kinetics of defect generation, first the separation of absorption bands is necessary. Experiments were carried out using UV-lamps, the KrF excimer laser (ns- and fs-pulses) and the ArF excimer laser (ns-pulses). The healing behavior of radiation-induced absorption bands was investigated using thermal treatment (temperature-dependence) and bleaching experiments (radiation-dependence). The results of these experiments enable the separation of absorption bands and the prediction of the defect generation depending on the used radiation source. The healing of strong defects at room temperature is postulated to be a diffusion-controlled process.

  8. On the Pr3+ interconfigurational optical transitions in glasses and an comparative study of the Photon Cascade Emission in crystals and glasses

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    Srivastava, A. M.

    2013-04-01

    This paper offers a study that compares the nature of Pr3+ luminescence in crystalline and glass modifications of LaB3O6, LiLaP4O12 and SrB4O7. In the crystalline derivative of these materials, the crystal-field split Pr3+ 4f15d1 state is higher in energy than the 1S0 state. The resulting energy level structure permits the observation of the Pr3+ 1S0 → 1I6 emission transition and the production of two photons for every absorbed UV photon, a process which is referred to as Photon Cascade Emission. In the corresponding glass derivatives, the Pr3+ 4f15d1 lies below the 1S0 state with the consequence that the emission is dominated by the interconfigurational (broad-band) Pr3+ 4f15d1 → 4f2 transition. The reason for this is traced to increased strength of the crystalline field at the Pr3+ site in the glass phase. The increased crystal-field strength is traceable to decreased local coordination number and to shorter Pr3+-O2- bond distances. In this paper we also analyze the results of the Pr3+ ion luminescence in fluoride, oxyfluoride, borate and phosphate glasses. With the exception of one pure fluoride glass (ZBLAN), the Pr3+ luminescence in all these glasses is dominated by the interconfigurational Pr3+ 4f15d1 → 4f2 emission transition. It is pointed out that under broad-band excitation, emission from the Pr3+ 1S0 state has yet to be observed in an oxide based glass (phosphates and borates).

  9. Effect of ZnSe and CdSe nanoparticles on the fluorescence and optical band gap of Sm3+ doped lead borate glasses

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    Fatokun, Stephen O.

    For the first part of this work, we prepared a series of Sm-doped lead borate (PbO-B2O3) glasses containing zinc selenide (ZnSe) and cadmium selenide (CdSe) nanoparticles (NPs) and studied the Sm 3+ fluorescence by varying the glass composition and size of the NPs. We have chosen these heavy metal oxide glasses to incorporate Sm3+ ions because they have large glass forming region, high refractive index, and good physical and thermal stability. Lead borate glasses with the following compositions xPbO:(96.5-x)B2O 3:0.5Sm2O3:3ZnSe/CdSe, x=36.5 and 56.5 mol%) are prepared using the melt-quenching method. Transmission electron microscopy characterization was done to confirm both nucleation and growth of the NPs for different annealing times. Fluorescence spectra of these samples are obtained with the excitation wavelengths at 403 and 477nm. Three fluorescence transitions are observed at 563 nm, 598 nm and 646 nm. The transition at 646 nm is a electric dipole (ED) transition that strongly depends on the covalency of the Sm-O bond and the asymmetry of the crystal field at the Sm3+ site. The 646 nm/598 nm fluorescence intensity ratio has been studied for different annealing times and PbO concentration for both ZnSe and CdSe samples. Longer annealing times tend to make the crystal field at the Sm3+ site more symmetric in nature for these glasses. The presence of CdSe NPs is seen to produce the greatest influence on the fluorescence intensity ratio. This is believed to be due to the larger size of the CdSe nanoparticles and its stronger influence on Sm3+ ions. The second part of this work was dedicated to the understanding of the optical band gap of samarium doped lead borate glasses with and without ZnSe/CdSe NPs. Optical absorption spectra for all these glass samples show their absorption edge in the ultraviolet region. Detailed analysis of the absorption edge was carried out using the Mott-Davis model and the optical band gap and the width of the tail in the band gap

  10. Laser Setup for Volume Diffractive Optical Elements Recording in Photo-Thermo-Refractive Glass

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    ADDRESS (ES) U.S. Army Research Office P.O. Box 12211 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2211 UV laser , third harmonic generation, hologram recording...of uniformity of VBGs across the aperture that is a key for large aperture pulse compressors used in high power ultrashort pulse lasers . ? A new...the College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida. 4304 Scorpius Str. Orlando, FL 32816 6. Key words: UV laser , third harmonic

  11. Fabrication and Crystallization of ZnO-SLS Glass Derived Willemite Glass-Ceramics as a Potential Material for Optics Applications

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Willemite glass-ceramics were successfully derived from conventional melt-quench ZnO-SLS precursor glass by an isothermal heat treatment process. The effect of heat treatment temperatures on the physical properties was investigated by Archimedes principle and linear shrinkage. The generation of willemite crystal phase and morphology with increase in heat treatment temperature was examined by X-ray diffraction (XRD, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR, and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM techniques. X-ray diffraction revealed that the metastable β-Zn2SiO4 and thermodynamically stable zinc orthosilicate α-Zn2SiO4 phases can be observed at temperatures above 700°C. The experimental results indicated that the density and shrinkage of the glass-ceramic vary with increasing the sintering temperature. FTIR studies showed that the structure of glass-ceramic consists of SiO2 and ZnO4 units and exhibits the structural evolution of willemite glass-ceramics. The characteristic of strong vibrational bands can be related to the SiO44- tetrahedron corresponding to reference spectra of willemite.

  12. FAA Air Traffic Control Tower Cab Glass Evaluation, Specification and Assessment with Respect to Optical-Visual Characteristics

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    2007-08-01

    glass laminated together with clear polyvinyl butyral (PVB). The outer surfaces of the two layers of glass are coated/treated with Pilkington’s... Polyvinyl Butyral QA – Quality Assurance SOW – Statement of Work US – United States USAF – United States Air Force ZGI – Zamil Glass Industries

  13. Better Alternative to "Astronomical Silicate": Laboratory-Based Optical Functions of Chondritic/Solar Abundance Glass With Application to HD161796

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    Speck, A K; Hofmeister, A M

    2015-01-01

    "Astronomical" or "circumstellar" silicate optical functions (real and imaginary indices of refraction n and k have been previously derived from compositionally and structurally disparate samples; past values were compiled from different sources in the literature, and are essentially kluges of observational, laboratory, and extrapolated or interpolated values. These synthetic optical functions were created because astronomers lack the quantitative data on amorphous silicates at all wavelengths needed for radiative transfer modeling. This paper provides optical functions that (1) are created with a consistent methodology, (2) use the same sample across all wavelengths, and (3) minimize interpolation and extrapolation wherever possible. We present electronic data tables of optical functions derived from mid-ultraviolet to far-infrared laboratory transmission spectra for two materials: iron-free glass with chondritic/solar atmospheric abundances, and metallic iron. We compare these optical functions to other pop...

  14. EPR and optical study of Yb3+-doped β-PbF2 single crystals and nanocrystals of glass-ceramics

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    Dantelle, G.; Mortier, M.; Goldner, Ph; Vivien, D.

    2006-08-01

    β-PbF2 single crystals doped with YbF3 (0.2% and 2%) were studied by x-ray diffraction (XRD), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and optical spectroscopy. EPR revealed the presence of only one kind of paramagnetic ion Yb3+, in a cubic symmetry site. The optical absorption, emission and excitation spectra enabled us to identify the transitions attributed to Yb3+ in the cubic site and to determine its energy level diagram. Site-selective laser spectroscopy also evidenced the presence of another type of Yb3+ ions, undetectable by classical EPR. This second type, which dominates in the 2%-doped crystal and exhibits cooperative luminescence, was attributed to Yb3+ ions forming clusters. Transparent oxyfluoride glass-ceramics, containing β-Pb1-yYbyF2+y nanocrystallites, were also synthesized and studied by XRD, EPR and optical spectroscopy. Two types of Yb3+ ions were found, as in β-PbF2 single crystals. The optical properties of the oxyfluoride glass-ceramics turn out to be similar to those of ytterbium activated β-PbF2 single crystals. Moreover, the Yb environments found in PbF2 single crystals seem to already occur in the parent glass. Therefore, these materials are expected to be good laser media, like the rare-earth doped fluorite crystals, either in bulk or fibre form.

  15. The influence of different alkaline earth oxides on the structural and optical properties of undoped, Ce-doped, Sm-doped, and Sm/Ce co-doped lithium alumino-phosphate glasses

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    Othman, H. A.; Arzumanyan, G. M.; Möncke, D.

    2016-12-01

    Undoped, singly Sm doped, Ce doped, and Sm/Ce co-doped lithium alumino-phosphate glasses with different alkaline earth modifiers were prepared by melt quenching. The structure of the prepared glasses was investigated by FT-IR and Raman, as well as by optical spectroscopy. The effect of the optical basicity of the host glass matrix on the added active dopants was studied, as was the effect doping had on the phosphate structural units. The optical edge shifts toward higher wavelengths with an increase in the optical basicity due to the increased polarizability of the glass matrix, but also with increasing CeO2 concentration as a result of Ce3+/Ce4+ inter valence charge transfer (IV-CT) absorption. The optical band gap for direct and indirect allowed transitions was calculated for the undoped glasses. The glass sample containing Mg2+ modifier ions is found to have the highest value (4.16 eV) for the optical band gap while Ba2+ has the lowest value (3.61 eV). The change in the optical band gap arises from the structural changes and the overall polarizability (optical basicity). Refractive index, molar refractivity Rm and molar polarizability αm values increase with increasing optical basicity of the glasses. The characteristic absorption peaks of Sm3+ were also investigated. For Sm/Ce co-doped glasses, especially at high concentration of CeO2, the absorption of Ce3+ hinders the high energy absorption of Sm3+ and this effect becomes more obvious with increasing optical basicity.

  16. Optical self-sensing of impact damage in composites using E-glass cloth

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    Rauf, A.; Hand, R. J.; Hayes, S. A.

    2012-04-01

    Self-sensing of damage in composites employs the reinforcing fibres as the sensing element, obviating the need for addition of sensing elements to the system. Optical self-sensing systems in the past have relied on the use of low refractive index resins in order to work, preventing the use of commercial laminating resins. In this study a commercial laminating resin (Araldite LY5052/Aradur HY5052) is modified with propylene carbonate, a commercial reactive diluent, to reduce the resin’s refractive index. It is shown that this system is capable of identifying and locating an impact and quantifying the extent of damage within a composite.

  17. Optical properties studies of glass samples for prototyping a TORCH detector module

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    Castillo García, L

    2014-01-01

    TORCH (Time Of internally Reflected CHerenkov light) ) is a proposed particle identification system to achieve positive π/K/p separation at a ≥3σ level in the momentum range below 10 GeV/c. Cherenkov photons are generated from charged particle tracks crossing a 1cm-thick quartz plate. They propagate by total internal reflection to the edge and are focused onto an array of micro-channel plate photon detectors. Their position and arrival time are recorded. This allows the reconstruction of the photon trajectory and the particle crossing time. Results on optical tests are presented.

  18. Structural and optical characterization of Eu{sup 3+}/CdSe nanocrystal containing silica glass

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    Jose, Gijo [School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hills, Kottayam-686560 (India); Amrutha, K.A. [School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hills, Kottayam-686560 (India); Toney, T.F. [School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hills, Kottayam-686560 (India); Thomas, V. [School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hills, Kottayam-686560 (India); Joseph, C. [School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hills, Kottayam-686560 (India); Ittyachen, M.A. [Department of Instrumentation, Cochin University of Science and Technology, 7 Cochin-22 (India); Unnikrishnan, N.V. [School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hills, Kottayam-686560 (India)]. E-mail: nvu50@yahoo.co.in

    2006-04-10

    The structural and optical properties of Eu{sup 3+}/CdSe nanocrystal in silica galss are presented. The presence of CdSe nanocrystals was confirmed using elctron diffraction studies. The nanocrystal size was determined from TEM micrographs. The phonon sideband spectrum (PSB) associated with the excitation transition {sup 7}F{sub 0}-{sup 5}D{sub 2} is used to determine the electron-phonon coupling constant and non-radiative de-excitation rate of the rare earth ions. The Si-O-Si vibrational energy obtained from the PSB spectrum is found to correlate with the FT-IR spectrum.

  19. Cold shaping of thin glass foils: a fast and cost-effective solution for making light-weight astronomical x-ray optics

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    Civitani, M. M.; Basso, S.; Citterio, O.; Ghigo, M.; Salmaso, B.; Pareschi, G.; Vecchi, G.

    2015-09-01

    Recent advancements in thin glass materials allowed the development and the mass production of very thin glass foils, like e.g. the Willow glass (thickness of 0.1-0.2 mm) produced by Corning or AF32 produced by Schott (thickness down to 0.055 mm). The thickness, strength and flexibility of these glass foils allow bending them up to very small radius of curvature without breaks. This feature, together with the very low micro-roughness, makes this kind of materials ideal candidates for pursuing a cold replication approach for cost-effective and fast making of grazing incidence astronomical optics. Starting from the very thin flat glass sheets, the process under development foresees to bond them onto the supporting structure while they are wrapped around reference mandrels. The assembly concept, based on the use of Wolter-I counter-form moulds, is also based on the use of reinforcing ribs that connect pairs of consecutive foils in the final assembly. The ribs do not only play the role of mechanical connectors, they keep the shape and increase the structural stiffness. Indeed, the ribs constrain the foil profile to the correct shape during the bonding, damping the low-frequency residuals with respect to the Wolter I configuration. This approach is particularly interesting because of their low weight and cost. They could e.g be used for the production of high throughput optics as those needed for the Chines XTP mission, in which the requirements on the angular resolution are not too tight. In fact, a Half Energy Width in the range of 20-60 arcsec is compatible with the expected residual error due to the spring back of the glass sheets. In this paper we provide an overview of the project, the expected performances and present the first preliminary results.

  20. The influence of CdSe and ZnSe nanoparticles on the optical properties of Sm3+ ions in lead borate glasses

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    Mallur, Saisudha B.; Heidorn, William D.; Fatokun, Stephen O.; Joshi, Krishna D.; Bista, Sandip S.; Babu, Panakkattu K.

    2017-03-01

    The effect of glass composition and the presence of CdSe/ZnSe nanoparticles (NPs) on the optical absorption and fluorescence of Sm-doped lead borate glasses are studied. Three sets of glass samples xPbO:(99.5-x) B2O3:0.5Sm2O3, x = 29.5-69.5 mol%, xPbO:(96.5-x) B2O3:0.5Sm2O3: 3CdSe/ZnSe, x = 36.5, and 56.5 mol% are prepared. NPs are grown by annealing these glasses just below the glass transition temperature. Average size of both types of NPs increases with annealing time; however, CdSe NPs grew to a larger size range (2 to 20 nm) compared to ZnSe NPs (1 to 16 nm). We analyzed the hypersensitive transition, intensity parameters, radiative transition probability, stimulated emission cross section (σp), and the area ratio of the electric dipole/magnetic dipole transitions of Sm3+. The intensity parameters show a minimum at 11 h annealing for 36.5 mol% and a maximum for the same annealing duration in 56.5 mol% PbO containing CdSe NPs. The σp for 56.5 mol% of PbO with CdSe NPs is found to be a maximum when the average NP size is around 14 nm. ZnSe NPs containing glasses also show significant changes in σp when the average particle size is 16 nm, for 36.5 mol% PbO. Our results suggest that the optical properties of Sm3+ in lead borate glasses are sensitive to its electronic environment which can be modified by varying the base glass composition and/or incorporating large NPs of CdSe/ZnSe. The large σp values that we observe for some of the glass compositions make them attractive materials for photonic devices and photovoltaic applications.

  1. Structural and optical properties of cordierite glass-ceramic doped in polyurethane matrix

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    Marzieh Nadafan

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The cordierite (2Mg.2Al2O3.5SiO2 was synthesized by the Pechini method and added to polyurethane open cell (PUOC foam in three different percentages. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR was employed to evaluate the bonding characteristics of PUOC/cordierites. The effect of temperature on the synthesis of cordierite and crystallographic structure of the final product were studied by XRD. By increasing the temperature, the widths of the XRD peaks decreased, approaching the single crystal spectrum. The SEM results show that by increasing of cordierite percentage in PUOC foam, the matrix structure was much damaged. Using Z-scan method, optical nonlinearities of samples were measured by continues wave (CW laser at the wavelength of 532 nm. The nonlinear refractive (NLR indices and nonlinear absorption (NLA coefficients of the synthesized samples are obtained in the order of 10−8 (cm2/W with negative sign and 10−5 (cm/W, respectively. The origin of optical nonlinearity may be attributed to the presence of strong saturable absorption (SA effect.

  2. Microstructuring of glasses

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    Hülsenberg, Dagmar; Bismarck, Alexander

    2008-01-01

    As microstructured glass becomes increasingly important for microsystems technology, the main application fields include micro-fluidic systems, micro-analysis systems, sensors, micro-actuators and implants. And, because glass has quite distinct properties from silicon, PMMA and metals, applications exist where only glass devices meet the requirements. The main advantages of glass derive from its amorphous nature, the precondition for its - theoretically - direction-independent geometric structurability. Microstructuring of Glasses deals with the amorphous state, various glass compositions and their properties, the interactions between glasses and the electromagnetic waves used to modify it. Also treated in detail are methods for influencing the geometrical microstructure of glasses by mechanical, chemical, thermal, optical, and electrical treatment, and the methods and equipment required to produce actual microdevices.

  3. Second-order nonlinear optical properties of Ge-Ga-Ag-S glass irradiated by electron beam

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    TAO Hai-zheng; DONG Guo-ping; XIAO Hai-yan; LIN Chang-gui; ZHAO Xiu-jian

    2006-01-01

    Ge-Ga-Ag-S chalcogenide glasses with the composition Ge30Ga3Ag4S63 were obtained by the conventional melt-quenching method. According to the visible-infrared and infrared spectra,Ge30Ga3Ag4S63 chalcogenide glass possesses wide transmittance window from 510 nm in the visible region up to 11.5 ìm in the infrared region. And the present glass has better glass-forming ability (the difference between glass transition temperature and the peak temperature of crystallization is larger than 100 ℃). Utilizing maker-fringe technique,a prominent second-harmonic generation was observed in Ge30Ga3Ag4S63 chalcogenide glass after irradiated by an electron beam (Accelerating voltage: 25 kV:Irradiating current: 15 nA:Irradiating time: 10 min). And the mechanism of second-harmonic generation in the Ge-Ga-Ag-S system glasses was discussed.

  4. The influence of glass fibers on elongational viscosity studied by means of optical coherence tomography and X-ray computed tomography

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    Aigner, M., E-mail: michael.aigner@jku.at; Köpplmayr, T., E-mail: thomas.koepplmayr@jku.at, E-mail: Christian.lang@jku.at; Lang, C., E-mail: thomas.koepplmayr@jku.at, E-mail: Christian.lang@jku.at; Burzic, I., E-mail: ivana.burzic@jku.at, E-mail: juergen.miethlinger@jku.at; Miethlinger, J., E-mail: ivana.burzic@jku.at, E-mail: juergen.miethlinger@jku.at [Institute of Polymer Extrusion and Compounding, Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria); Salaberger, D., E-mail: dietmar.salaberger@fh-wels.at [University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Austria); Buchsbaum, A., E-mail: andreas.buchsbaum@recendt.at; Leitner, M. [Research Center for Non Destructive Testing GmbH (Austria); Heise, B., E-mail: bettina.heise@jku.at [Christian Doppler Laboratory for Microscopic and Spectroscopic Material Characterization, ZONA, Austria and Institute for Knowledge-based Mathematical Systems, Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria); Schausberger, S. E., E-mail: stefan.schausberger@jku.at; Stifter, D. [Christian Doppler Laboratory for Microscopic and Spectroscopic Material Characterization, ZONA (Austria)

    2014-05-15

    We report on the flow characteristics of glass-fiber-reinforced polymers in elongational rheometry. Unlike polymers with geometrically isotropic fillers, glass-fiber-reinforced polymers exhibit flow behavior and rheology that depend heavily on the orientation, the length distribution and the content of the fibers. One of the primary objectives of this study was to determine the effect of fiber orientation, concentration and distribution on the entrance pressure drop by means of optical coherence tomography (OCT), full-field optical coherence microscopy (FF-OCM), and X-ray computed tomography (X-CT). Both pressure drop and melt flow were analyzed using a special elongation die (Thermo Scientific X-Die [3]) for inline measurements. Samples with a variety of fiber volume fractions, fiber lengths and processing temperatures were measured.

  5. Preparation and studies of some thermal, mechanical and optical properties of Al2O3(1 – )NaPO3 glass system

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    K V Shah; V Sudarsan; M Goswami; A Sarkar; S Manikandan; Rakesh Kumar; B I Sharma; V K Shrikhande; G P Kothiyal

    2003-12-01

    Sodium aluminophosphate glasses having compositions of Al2O3(1 – )NaPO3 ( = 0.05–0.2) were prepared using conventional melt-quench technique. Density, glass transition temperature, microhardness (MH), thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) and transmission characteristics were measured as a function of alumina content for different samples. They were found to depend on O/P ratio with pronounced changes taking place for O/P ratio ≥ 3.5. Density, glass transition temperature and microhardness were found to increase up to 15 mol% of alumina and then they showed a decreasing trend. Thermal expansion coefficient decreased continuously with alumina content. Optical gaps for different glass samples as measured from transmission characteristics were found to be in the range 3.13–3.51 eV. It initially decreased with alumina content up to 15 mol% and then increased. The behaviour was explained on the basis of change in the average aluminum coordination number from six Al(6) to four Al(4) (i.e. Al(OP)6/Al(OP)4 ratio) along with the changes in polyhedra linkages in the glass network due to change in O/P ratio.

  6. Chiral nematic stained glass: controlling the optical properties of nanocrystalline cellulose-templated materials.

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    Kelly, Joel A; Shopsowitz, Kevin E; Ahn, Jun Myun; Hamad, Wadood Y; MacLachlan, Mark J

    2012-12-18

    Chiral nematic mesoporous materials decorated with metal nanoparticles have been prepared using the templated self-assembly of nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC). By adding small quantities of ionic compounds to aqueous dispersions of NCC and tetramethoxysilane (TMOS), the helical pitch of the chiral nematic structure could be manipulated in a manner complementary to the ratio of NCC/TMOS previously demonstrated by our group. We have studied the transformation of these ion-loaded composites into high surface area mesoporous silica and carbon films decorated with metal nanoparticles through calcination and carbonization, respectively. This general and straightforward approach to prepare chiral nematic metal nanoparticle assemblies may be useful in a variety of applications, particularly for their chiral optical properties.

  7. Bright-dark vector soliton solutions for a generalized coupled Hirota system in the optical glass fiber

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    Liu, Lei; Tian, Bo; Sun, Wen-Rong; Zhen, Hui-Ling; Shan, Wen-Rui

    2016-10-01

    Studied in this paper are the bright-dark vector soliton solutions for a generalized coupled Hirota system which describes the propagation for the high-intensity ultrashort pulses in the optical glass fiber. Beyond the existing bilinear forms, using an auxiliary function, we obtain the improved bilinear forms and bright-dark soliton solutions under two integrable constraints through the Hirota method and symbolic computation. With the help the analytic and graphic analysis, we study the soliton properties including the amplitudes, velocities and phase shifts, and show that the interactions for the bright-dark two solitons are elastic. For the bright-dark one soliton, parametric conditions that the dark component is "black" or "gray" are obtained. For the bright-dark two solitons, we find that the bright component is affected by the dark component background parameters during such an interaction, while the dark component is not affected by the bright component background parameters. Velocities for the bright-dark two solitons are inversely proportional to the higher-order effect parameter, but amplitudes and phase shifts are independent of it. Besides, the bound-state bright-dark two solitons are also presented.

  8. Use of a fiber glass optical system to measure the contractile characteristics of a single isolated muscle cell

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    Chen, Chulung; Yin, Shizhuo; Li, Jiang; Yu, Francis T. S.; Cheung, Joseph Y.; Zhang, Xueqian; Lei, Xiaoxiao; Wu, Zhongkong

    1998-05-01

    Cell is the basic structural and fundamental unit of all organisms; the smallest structure capable of performing all the activities vital to life. One goal of current research interest is to learn how the muscle varies the strength of its contraction in response to electric stimuli. A wide variety of techniques have been developed to monitor the mechanical response of isolated cardiac myocytes. Some success has been reported either with the use of intact rat myocytes supported by suction micropipettes or in guinea pig myocytes adhering to glass beams. However, the usual measuring techniques exhibit destructive contact performance on live cells. They could not solve the problem, since the cell may die during or after the time-consuming attachment process at the beginning of each experiment. In contrast, a novel optical system, which consists of a microglass tube with an inner diameter the same size of a real cardiac cell, is proposed to simulate real cell's twitch process. the physical parameters of synthetic cell are well known. By comparing the dynamics of the real cell with that of the simulated cell, the twitch characteristics of the real cell can be measured.

  9. A micro-system based on glass-nanoporous silicon for optical sensing of organic solvent vapor.

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    Kim, Young-You; Kim, Han-Jung; Kim, Ho-Jong; Choi, Dae-Geun; Cheng, Horchhong

    2012-06-01

    We present a recent experimental study on the application of nanoporous silicon (np-Si) to an optical vapor sensor. We fabricated the micro-system based on a glass-nanoporous silicon layer on a p(+)-type silicon wafer. To check the selectivity and sensitivity of the np-Si layer to organic vapors, we prepared three types of np-Si layer samples--a single layer, distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) layer, and microcavity layer--and investigated its reflectance spectra upon exposure to different concentrations of various organic vapors. When the np-Si layer samples were exposed to the organic vapors, a red-shift occurred in the reflectance spectrum, and we determined that this red-shift can be attributed to the changes in the refractive index induced by the capillary condensation of the organic vapor within the pores of the np-Si layer. The np-Si layer samples showed excellent sensing ability to different types and concentrations of organic vapors. After removing the organic vapors, the reflectance spectrum immediately returned to its original state.

  10. Optically- and thermally-stimulated luminescences of Ce-doped SiO2 glasses prepared by spark plasma sintering

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    Okada, Go; Kasap, Safa; Yanagida, Takayuki

    2016-11-01

    Rare-earth doped phosphors have been used in many applications including radiation measurements. In the latter applications, the radiation photons are converted to light so that we can indirectly detect the radiation using a conventional photodetector. In this work, we have prepared and characterized a Ce-doped SiO2 glass for dosimeter applications. Unlike conventional techniques such as sol-gel synthesis, the sample was prepared by spark plasma sintering. Although the PL emission seems to be only from the Ce3+ ions in the structure, due to the X-ray induced luminescence, we have also observed optically-stimulated luminescence (OSL), and thermally-stimulated luminescence (TSL), owing to a pair of silylenes and a set of dioxasilirane and silylene in addition to Ce3+. We have measured the detector response vs irradiation dose for both the OSL and TSL. The detector response in both cases is linear over the dose range from at least 1 mGy to 2 Gy. Particularly, the sensitivity of TSL is so high that it should be considered to be a good candidate for practical applications.

  11. Competition of Faraday rotation and birefringence in femtosecond laser direct written waveguides in magneto-optical glass.

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    Liu, Qiang; Gross, S; Dekker, P; Withford, M J; Steel, M J

    2014-11-17

    We consider the process of Faraday rotation in femtosecond laser direct-write waveguides. The birefringence commonly associated with such waveguides may be expected to impact the observable Faraday rotation. Here, we theoretically calculate and experimentally verify the competition between Faraday rotation and birefringence in two waveguides created by laser writing in a commercial magneto-optic glass. The magnetic field applied to induce Faraday rotation is nonuniform, and as a result, we find that the two effects can be clearly separated and used to accurately determine even weak birefringence. The birefringence in the waveguides was determined to be on the scale of Δn = 10(-6) to 10(-5). The reduction in Faraday rotation caused by birefringence of order Δn = 10(-6) was moderate and we obtained approximately 9° rotation in an 11 mm waveguide. In contrast, for birefringence of order 10(-5), a significant reduction in the polarization azimuth change was found and only 6° rotation was observed.

  12. Effect of Nanoscale Ag Film Thickness on the Electrical and Optical Properties of Transparent IZTO/Ag/IZTO Multilayer Films Deposited on Glass Substrates.

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    Oh, Dohyun; Lee, Nam Hyun; Cho, Woon-Jo; Kim, Tae Whan

    2015-07-01

    The effect of nanoscale Ag film thickness on the electrical and optical properties in transparent conducting oxide films consisting of an IZTO/Ag/IZTO multilayer were investigated. The homoge- neous morphologies of the Ag films sandwiched between the IZTO films affected the optical and electrical properties of the IZTO/Ag/IZTO multilayer films. The transmittance and resistivity of the IZTO/Ag/IZTO multilayer films decreased with increasing Ag film thickness. The resistivities of the IZTO/Ag/IZTO multilayer films grown on glass substrates were decreased by using an Ag thin inter- layer in comparison with that of the IZTO single layer.

  13. Comparative analysis of luminescent properties of germanate glass and double-clad optical fibers co-doped with Yb3+/Ho3+ ions

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    Pietrzycki, Marcin; Kochanowicz, Marcin; Romańczuk, Patryk; Żmojda, Jacek; Miluski, Piotr; Ragiń, Tomasz; Jeleń, Piotr; Sitarz, Maciej; Dorosz, Dominik

    2016-09-01

    The 2 μm and visible emission of low phonon (805 cm-1) germanate glasses and double - clad optical fiber co-doped with 0.7Yb2O3/(0.07-0.7)Ho2O3 ions have been investigated. Luminescence at 2 μm corresponding to Ho3+: 5I7 → 5I8 as well as upconversion luminescence in the visible spectral range corresponding to the Ho3+: 5S2(5F4)→5I8 (545 nm), and Ho3+: 5F5→5I8 (655 nm) transition, respectively were obtained. The optimization of the acceptor content and donor-acceptor ratio were conducted with the purpose of maximizing the luminescence intensity. The highest luminescence intensity in both spectral range was obtained in glass co-doped with 0.7Yb2O3/0.15 Ho2O3. Despite relatively small effective absorption coefficient of the optical fiber comparative analysis of luminescent properties of fabricated glasses (further core) and double - clad optical fiber showed significant contribution of reabsorption process of emitted ASE signal.

  14. Dosimetric UV Exposure Effect on the Optical Properties of Ag2O Doped P2O5-ZnO-CuO Glass

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    K. S. Al Mugren

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Silver phosphate glass types within composition 60P2O5-30ZnO-10CuO-100000 ppm Ag2O were prepared by melt-quenching technique. The optical properties of these glass types were studied under UV exposure at different times, 0, 20, 80, 105, and 115 minutes. The optical absorbance spectra were measured in the range of wavelength from 190 to 3200 nm. The absorbance bandwidth decreases with increasing the time of UV exposure. The optical energy gap, Eg, linear refractive index, n, ratio between molar refraction, Rm, and molar volume, Vm, and metallization criterion (M were estimated. The value of Eg decreases from 2.132 to 1.91 eV with increasing the time of UV exposure from 0 to 115 min. Otherwise n value and metallization increase with increase in the time of UV exposure. The results indicated that these glass types are promising for using an ultraviolet radiation dosimeter.

  15. Optical and structural properties of Cr and Ag thin films deposited on glass substrate

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    Rauf, A.; Ahmed, K.; Nasim, F.; Khan, A. N.; Gul, A.

    2016-08-01

    Most of the rotating or noting patterns are being developed by using silver plating through chemical coating. Silver layers deteriorate with the passage of time and become less reflective while undergo through cleaning process due to its softness and the results become unpredictable. In this paper an alternate method for development of above mentioned pattern has been demonstrated. Chromium (Cr) and Silver (Ag) thin films of 200nm and 160nm thick respectively have been realized using electron beam evaporation (PVD technique) on quartz substrate. Structural analysis has been carried out by XRD and SEM while optical transmission/reflection has been studied using spectrophotometer. XRD analysis shows that Ag coated thin films exhibit FCC structure while Cr coated thin films reveals a BCC structure. SEM analysis shows almost smooth and uniform surfaces in both cases. After passing through high and low temperature cycles it was found that the results of pattern structures developed by chromium coating were more reliable than obtained through silver platting process.

  16. Thermal, structural and optical properties of new TeO2sbnd Sb2O3sbnd GeO2 ternary glasses

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    Pereira, C.; Barbosa, J.; Cassanjes, F. C.; Gonçalves, R. R.; Ribeiro, S. J. L.; Poirier, G.

    2016-12-01

    In this work the novel glass system TeO2sbnd Sb2O3sbnd GeO2 was investigated and promising glass compositions were selected for further specific studies. Glass samples in the (80-0.8x)TeO2-(20-0.2x)Sb2O3-xGeO2 molar composition were prepared by the melt-quenching method with a glass-forming domain from x = 10 to x = 90. Samples were investigated by XRD, DSC, FTIR, Raman spectroscopy and UV-visible absorption. The XRD and DSC results bring informations about the non-crystalline state and thermal properties of these materials. It has been observed that higher GeO2 contents lead to higher glass transition temperatures and thermal stabilities against crystallization. FTIR and Raman spectroscopies suggest a progressive incorporation of GeO2 in the covalent network of TeO2 with conversion of structural units TeO4 to TeO3. Absorption spectra revealed the high visible transparency of these samples and an increase of the optical band gap with GeO2 addition, in agreement with a decreasing polarizability of the glass network. Er3+ doped and Er3+/Yb3+ codoped samples were also studied with respect to their infrared emission properties and higher GeO2 contents lead to an increase in IR emission intensity at 1,5 μm as well as longer radiative lifetimes. Finally, upconversion emission in the visible were also recorded and were shown to be strongly dependent of the composition.

  17. Glasses for photonic applications

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    Richardson, K.; Krol, D.M.; Hirao, K.

    2010-01-01

    Recent advances in the application of glassy materials in planar and fiber-based photonic structures have led to novel devices and components that go beyond the original thinking of the use of glass in the 1960s, when glass fibers were developed for low-loss, optical communication applications. Expl

  18. Structural, morphological, optical and electrical properties of NiO films prepared on Si (100) and glass substrates at different thicknesses

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    Ahmed, Anas A.; Afzal, Naveed; Devarajan, Mutharasu; Subramani, Shanmugan

    2016-11-01

    In this work, structural, surface, optical and electrical properties of NiO films were studied at different film thicknesses. The NiO films of different thicknesses in the range 330-920 nm were prepared on Si (100) and glass substrates by using radiofrequency magnetron sputtering of NiO target at 100 °C. The structural study through XRD indicated polycrystalline NiO films with preferred orientation along (200) plane. The crystalline quality of the films was improved with increase of the film thickness on both substrates, however, the films prepared on Si (100) displayed better crystallinity as compared to the films prepared on the glass. The morphological features of the film as studied through FE-SEM displayed an increase of grain size with increase of its thickness, however, the grain size of the film on Si (100) was found to be slightly larger than that of the glass. The band gap of NiO film was decreased with increase of the film thickness on both the substrates. The films grown on Si (100) exhibited superior electrical properties as compared to the films prepared on glass at all film thicknesses.

  19. Broadband infrared light-emitting patterns in optical glass by laser-induced nanostructuring of NiO-doped alkali-gallium germanosilicates.

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    Lotarev, S V; Lipatiev, A S; Golubev, N V; Ignat'eva, E S; Malashkevich, G E; Mudryi, A V; Priseko, Y S; Lorenzi, R; Paleari, A; Sigaev, V N

    2013-02-15

    In this Letter, we show functionalization of NiO-doped 7.5Li(2)O·2.5Na(2)O·20Ga(2)O(3)·35SiO(2)·35GeO(2) glass by space-selective nanocrystallization via exposure to the focused beam of a pulsed copper vapor laser (510.6 and 578.2 nm) at temperature close to the glass transition point (570°C). Irradiated areas drastically change their color, caused by electronic transitions of Ni(2+) dopant ions, without any alteration of the optical quality. Importantly, irradiated regions acquire broadband infrared luminescence (centered at about 1400 nm and possessing 400 nm effective bandwidth) typical of Ni(2+) ions in crystalline environment, and by positive change of refractive index (more than 10(-3)). Spectroscopic and diffractometric data of the irradiated regions indeed resemble those previously observed in thermally nanocrystallized glass, with Ni(2+) ions embedded in γ-Ga(2)O(3) nanocrystals. The results demonstrate the possibility of laser writing nanocrystallized multifunction patterns in germanosilicate glasses for the fabrication of active integrated devices.

  20. Suppression mechanism of radiation-induced darkening by Ce doping in Al/Yb/Ce-doped silica glasses: Evidence from optical spectroscopy, EPR and XPS analyses

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    Shao, Chongyun; Xu, Wenbin; Ollier, Nadege; Guzik, Malgorzata; Boulon, Georges; Yu, Lu; Zhang, Lei; Yu, Chunlei; Wang, Shikai; Hu, Lili

    2016-10-01

    Yb3+/Al3+ co-doped silica glasses with different Ce2O3 contents were prepared using the sol-gel method combined with high-temperature sintering. Changes in refractive index, absorption, emission and fluorescence lifetime of these glasses caused by X-ray irradiation were recorded and analyzed systematically. It is found that co-doping with certain amount of Ce could greatly improve the radiation resistance without evident negative effects on the basic optical properties of the Yb3+ ions in the near-infrared region. The nature of the radiation-induced color centres and the mechanism by which Ce prevented the formation of these centres were studied using optical absorption, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) methods. Direct evidence confirmed that trapped electron centres (Yb2+/Si-E'/Al-E') and trapped hole centres (Al-OHCs) were effectively inhibited by Ce doping, which was correlated to the coexistence of the redox couple Ce3+/Ce4+ in the glasses. These results are helpful to understand the micro-structural origin and the suppression mechanism by Ce co-doping of the photodarkening effect in Yb3+-doped silica fibers.