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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2006
  • pp: 7818–7825

Dispersion and thermal properties of lithium aluminum silicate glasses doped with Cr3+ ions

Fouad El-Diasty, Manal Abdel-Baki, Fathy A. Abdel Wahab, and Hussein Darwish  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 30, pp. 7818-7825 (2006)

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A series of new lithium aluminum silicate (LAS) glass systems doped with chromium ion is prepared. The reflectance and transmittance of the glass slabs are recorded. By means of an iteration procedure, the glass refractive index n and the extinction coefficient k and their dispersions are obtained. Across a wide spectral range of 0.2 1.6   μm , the dispersion curves are used to determine the atomic and quantum constants of the prepared glasses. These findings provide the average oscillator wavelength, the average oscillator strength, oscillator energy, dispersion energy, lattice energy, and material dispersion of the glass materials to be calculated. For optical waveguide applications, the wavelength for zero material dispersion is obtained. Dilatometric measurements are performed and the thermal expansion coefficient is calculated to throw some light on the thermo-optical properties of the present glasses correlating them with their structure and the presence of nonbridging oxygen ions.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.6990) Materials : Transition-metal-doped materials

Original Manuscript: April 26, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2006

Fouad El-Diasty, Manal Abdel-Baki, Fathy A. Abdel Wahab, and Hussein Darwish, "Dispersion and thermal properties of lithium aluminum silicate glasses doped with Cr3+ ions," Appl. Opt. 45, 7818-7825 (2006)

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