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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 14 — Jul. 7, 2008
  • pp: 10565–10571

A photo-stable chalcogenide glass

Guang Yang, Himanshu Jain, Ashtosh Ganjoo, Donghui Zhao, Yinsheng Xu, Huidan Zeng, and Guorong Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 14, pp. 10565-10571 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.010565


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Abstract

Photo-darkening and photo-bleaching are well known phenomena in As-Se and Ge-Se chalcogenide glasses, respectively. Consequently, a systematic dependence of photo-induced optical changes in Ge x As 45-x Se 55 glass series on x is expected between these two extremes. This prediction of photosensitivity on Ge/As ratio has been exploited to demonstrate the first intrinsically photo-stable chalcogenide glass at x~10, which would be suitable for fabricating photo-insensitive optical components for various applications.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: April 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 26, 2008
Published: July 1, 2008

Citation
Guang Yang, Himanshu Jain, Ashtosh Ganjoo, Donghui Zhao, Yinsheng Xu, Huidan Zeng, and Guorong Chen, "A photo-stable chalcogenide glass," Opt. Express 16, 10565-10571 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-14-10565


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