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Inorganic photosensitive materials
Author(s): Roger Araujo
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Paper Abstract

Photochromism is a specific example of photosensitivity in which the absorption spectrum of a material is altered by exposure to electromagnetic irradiation and in which the sample reverts to its original condition after cessation of the irradiation. This phenomenon has been observed in a variety of glasses and crystals. In addition to photochromism, photosensitivity is exemplified by permanent changes in absorption, refractive index, chemical durability or in other properties. Photosensitive materials provide a convenient means of producing spatial modulation of properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 1996
PDF: 24 pages
Proc. SPIE 10286, Inorganic Optical Materials: A Critical Review, 1028603 (8 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.245194
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Roger Araujo, Corning Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10286:
Inorganic Optical Materials: A Critical Review
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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