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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 23513–23522

An innovative approach to develop highly performant chalcogenide glasses and glass-ceramics transparent in the infrared range

Mathieu Hubert, Gaëlle Delaizir, Judith Monnier, Claude Godart, Hong-Li Ma, Xiang-Hua Zhang, and Laurent Calvez  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 23513-23522 (2011)

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An innovative way to produce chalcogenide glasses and glass-ceramics for infrared devices is reported. This new method of synthesis at low temperature combining ball-milling and sintering by SPS (Spark Plasma Sintering) is a technological breakthrough to produce efficient infrared chalcogenide glasses and glass-ceramics. This technique will offer the possibility to strongly decrease the cost of infrared devices and to produce new chalcogenide glasses. It will also permit to increase the potential of some glass compositions by allowing their shaping at desired dimensions.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(260.3060) Physical optics : Infrared

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Original Manuscript: August 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2011
Published: November 3, 2011

Mathieu Hubert, Gaëlle Delaizir, Judith Monnier, Claude Godart, Hong-Li Ma, Xiang-Hua Zhang, and Laurent Calvez, "An innovative approach to develop highly performant chalcogenide glasses and glass-ceramics transparent in the infrared range," Opt. Express 19, 23513-23522 (2011)

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