High index of refraction crown glasses containing silver oxide have been cast from a melt and used for ion exchange experiments. High quality axial and radial gradient-index profiles were fabricated and the interdiffusion coefficient calculated. Index changes up to 0.08 were achieved in a base glass with nd = 1.61 and Vd = 57.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 28, 1989
Published: October 1, 1990
Douglas S. Kindred, "Gradient-index silver alumina phosphate glasses by exchange of Na+ for Ag+," Appl. Opt. 29, 4051-4055 (1990)