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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 14, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1975
  • pp: 580–585

Lightguiding in Photochromic Glasses

J. D. Crow, N. F. Borrelli, T. P. Seward, III, and J. Chodak  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 580-585 (1975)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.14.000580


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Abstract

Lightguiding in ion-exchanged photochromic glass layers is reported. The guides were formed by ion exchange of Ag+ for Na+ or by outdiffusion of F. Guide attenuation was less than 0.2 dB/cm in many cases. The attenuation in the guide was varied over a range of Δα = 30 dB/cm by illuminating the guide with (1) uv radiation to darken the guide or (2) visible radiation to bleach the guide. Switching times were in the order of seconds.

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History
Original Manuscript: August 1, 1974
Published: March 1, 1975

Citation
J. D. Crow, N. F. Borrelli, T. P. Seward, and J. Chodak, "Lightguiding in Photochromic Glasses," Appl. Opt. 14, 580-585 (1975)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-14-3-580


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