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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26307–26312

The effect of added O2 on the transmittance and radiation resistance of radiation resistant glasses

Weinan Li and Min Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26307-26312 (2010)

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One method of hardening optical glasses against radiation-induced darkening has been to add CeO2 to the batch composition. In the present investigation we prepared a series of lanthanum crown glasses with varying degrees of CeO2 additions and melted them at 1,400°C with and without bubbling oxygen gas. We examined the influence of added oxygen on the optical transmissions of these glasses in the spectral range 460 to 760 nm following gamma irradiations ranging from 10 to 250 krad. The results showed that dose-for-dose the radiation-induced optical attenuations of the oxidized glasses were greater than for the glasses without added O2.

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Original Manuscript: September 29, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2010
Published: December 1, 2010

Weinan Li and Min Lu, "The effect of added O2 on the transmittance and radiation resistance of radiation resistant glasses," Opt. Express 18, 26307-26312 (2010)

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