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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 1990
  • pp: 4042–4050

Gradient-index profile control from mixed molten salt baths

Joan E. Samuels and Duncan T. Moore  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 28, pp. 4042-4050 (1990)

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The composition of the molten salt bath was shown to exert a strong influence on the gradient-index profile that resulted from the ion exchange of silver for sodium. Two types of additives were used to enhance the ion exchange from a base AgCl melt. Both techniques reduced the profile degradation that normally occurred with long diffusion times, while one technique also increased the refractive index change at 0.6328 μm in a regular fashion from 0.06 to 0.15.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 5, 1990
Published: October 1, 1990

Joan E. Samuels and Duncan T. Moore, "Gradient-index profile control from mixed molten salt baths," Appl. Opt. 29, 4042-4050 (1990)

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