Volume gratings were UV inscribed in WMS-15 glass-ceramic at 193 and 248nm without additional processing. Weak, easily bleached gratings resulted from fluences below 0.3kJ/cm<sup>2</sup>. Stable gratings with Δn ~ 6×10<sup>-5</sup>were formed at higher fluences.
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(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
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P. A. Krug, R. M. Rogojan, and J. Albert, "Directly Photoinscribed Thick Bragg Gratings in Ohara WMS-15 Glass-Ceramic," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JTuD24.
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