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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4203–4205

Zero photoelastic zinc tin phosphate glass without lead oxide

Naoki Yamamoto, Akira Saitoh, and Hiromichi Takebe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4203-4205 (2012)

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The photoelastic constant (PEC) is evaluated for 15 zinc tin phosphate glasses in a series of xZnO-(67x)SnO-33P2O5 where x is 0–30 mol. % at 0.5–7 mol. % intervals. The phase retardation of polarized light, passing through a disk sample with applying various uniaxial loads, was measured for PEC determinations by using a frequency stabilized transverse Zeeman He–Ne laser as a polarized light source. The substitution of ZnO for SnO results in the increase of PEC from negative to positive values in the range of 1.43 and +1.45×1012Pa1. The minimum PEC value of 0.04±0.02×1012Pa1 was experimentally obtained in the 18.5 mol. % ZnO–48.5 mol. % SnO–33 mol. % P2O5 glass.

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(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials

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Original Manuscript: August 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 7, 2012
Published: October 4, 2012

Naoki Yamamoto, Akira Saitoh, and Hiromichi Takebe, "Zero photoelastic zinc tin phosphate glass without lead oxide," Opt. Lett. 37, 4203-4205 (2012)

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