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Processing effects on UV bleaching behavior of GeO2 glasses
Author(s): Robert H. Magruder; Donald L. Kinser; Robert A. Weeks; J. M. Jackson
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Paper Abstract

Photoinduced optical phenomena in silica fibers have received attention because of the demonstration of photoinduced second harmonic generation and photorefractive index gratings. For Ge doped fibers the mechanism responsible for both effects has been correlated with bleaching by UV irradiation of defects associated with the Ge ion. The effects of processing on UV bleaching of defects in high purity GeO2 have been examined. Bleaching kinetic studies indicate that processing variables such as melting temperature have a strong influence upon the bleaching of defects in GeO2 glasses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2287, Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass III, (21 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190952
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Robert H. Magruder, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Donald L. Kinser, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Robert A. Weeks, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
J. M. Jackson, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2287:
Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass III
Alexander J. Marker, Editor(s)

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