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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2013
  • pp: 24847–24855

Performance improvement of transparent germanium–gallium–sulfur glass ceramic by gold doping for third-order optical nonlinearities

Feifei Chen, Shixun Dai, Changgui Lin, Qiushuang Yu, and Qinyuan Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 24847-24855 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.024847


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Abstract

Transparent chalcogenide glass ceramics were prepared by thermally treating gold-doped germanium–gallium–sulfur glass. The gold, as nucleating agents, modified the crystallization process of the glass, resulting in the formation of nanocrystals belonging to a single α-Ga2S3 phase. The crystalline grains increased in number with the treatment duration while their size remained constant, leading to a high infrared transmittance of the glass ceramics. Z-scan measurements revealed the performance improvement of the α-Ga2S3 nanocrystals to third-order optical nonlinearities.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: August 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2013
Published: October 10, 2013

Citation
Feifei Chen, Shixun Dai, Changgui Lin, Qiushuang Yu, and Qinyuan Zhang, "Performance improvement of transparent germanium–gallium–sulfur glass ceramic by gold doping for third-order optical nonlinearities," Opt. Express 21, 24847-24855 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-21-24847


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