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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Feb. 4, 2008
  • pp: 1466–1474

In-situ measurement of reversible photodarkening in ion-conducting chalcohalide glass

Jing Ren, Tomas Wagner, Jiri Orava, Tomas Kohoutek, Bozena Frumarova, Miloslav Frumar, Guang Yang, Guorong Chen, Donghui Zhao, Ashtosh Ganjoo, and Himanshu Jain  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 1466-1474 (2008)

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We report the kinetics of below band-gap light induced photodarkening in (80-x)GeS2-20Ga2S3-xAgI (x=0 and 20 mol %) bulk chalcogenide glasses by measuring the time evolution of transmission spectra at every 10 milliseconds. The results prove clearly the enhancement of photosensivity upon doping of AgI compound in glasses. It is interesting to find that PD observed in AgI-doped glass totally disappears two hours later after the laser exposing even at room temperature. In significant contrast to 80GeS2-20Ga2S3 glass that the metastable part of PD remains for a long time. We expect such a fast auto-recovery property in AgI-doped glass can be utilized for optical signal processing.

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(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

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Original Manuscript: December 4, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2008
Published: January 18, 2008

Jing Ren, Tomas Wagner, Jiri Orava, Tomas Kohoutek, Bozena Frumarova, Miloslav Frumar, Guang Yang, Guorong Chen, Donghui Zhao, Ashtosh Ganjoo, and Himanshu Jain, "In-situ measurement of reversible photodarkening in ion-conducting chalcohalide glass," Opt. Express 16, 1466-1474 (2008)

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