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Heavy metal oxide glasses for application in remote sensing
Author(s): Douglas R. MacFarlane; Peter J. Newman
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Paper Abstract

Growing applications of optical fibers in remote sensing applications, such as evanescent wave spectroscopic monitoring of composite cure kinetics, has created a need for mid-IR fiber with the often incompatible properties of high glass transition temperature and high refractive index. A family of glasses in the Bi-Pb-Ga-Ge oxide system has been investigated for this application. The substitution of Ge into the base Bi-Pb-Ga ternary produces an increase in glass transition temperature and a decrease in refractive index, although the later remains high. Novel glass compositions having substantially higher stability than the base ternary are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3416, Infrared Glass Optical Fibers and Their Applications, (28 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323386
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Douglas R. MacFarlane, Monash Univ. (Australia)
Peter J. Newman, Monash Univ. (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3416:
Infrared Glass Optical Fibers and Their Applications
Mohammed Saad, Editor(s)

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