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Photoviscous annealing: dynamics and stability of photorefractivity in optical fibers
Author(s): Mark G. Sceats; Peter Krug
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Paper Abstract

The mechanisms of photorefractivity in germanosilicate fibers are considered. Evidence is presented that high intensity irradiation significantly changes the state of the glass network in the irradiated core. The large changes of refractive index (>>10-4) are attributed to these structural changes. The possible roles of stress relief, nanocavitation and spinodal decomposition are discussed.

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Date Published: 22 December 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2044, Photosensitivity and Self-Organization in Optical Fibers and Waveguides, (22 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165648
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Mark G. Sceats, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Peter Krug, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2044:
Photosensitivity and Self-Organization in Optical Fibers and Waveguides
Francois Ouellette, Editor(s)

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