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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 18 — Sep. 5, 2005
  • pp: 6878–6886

Self induced gratings in ternary SiO2:SnO2:Na2O bulk glasses by UV light seeding

M. Lancry, M. Douay, P. Niay, F. Beclin, Y. Menke, D. Milanese, M. Ferraris, and B. Poumellec  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 18, pp. 6878-6886 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.006878


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Abstract

The diffraction efficiency of gratings written in ternary SnO2:SiO2:Na2O bulk glasses rises dramatically with time after the occultation of the cw 244nm light used to write the thick hologram. This self-induced behavior lasts for several hours and ultimately leads to refractive index changes as high as 3 10-3.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: July 26, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2005
Published: September 5, 2005

Citation
M. Lancry, M. Douay, P. Niay, F. Beclin, Y. Menke, D. Milanese, M. Ferraris, and B. Poumellec, "Self induced gratings in ternary SiO2:SnO2:Na2O bulk glasses by UV light seeding," Opt. Express 13, 6878-6886 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-18-6878


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