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New heavy halide glasses containing small amount of VIA compounds
Author(s): Jia Jiang; Guoyin Zhang; Marcel Poulain; Angela A.S. Delben; Jose Renato Delben
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Paper Abstract

New heavy halide glasses without fluorine have been synthesized as Pr3+ host materials for optical amplification at 1.3 micrometers or other active applications which require a phonon energy as low as possible. A relatively stable composition is 15CdCl2-10CdI2- 20PbI2-40PbBr2-15CsBr. However, this glass still undergoes the devitrification during fiber drawing process. A small amount of oxides and sulfides have been introduced in this system to decrease the crystallization tendency. The incorporation of 3 mole percent PbO in the base glass composition enlarges the thermal stability range. The stabilizing effect of CdO is more limited than that of PbO. Optimum results are observed when PbO substitutes PbBr2 rather than PbI2. The influence of several sulfides on glass stability was also investigated in the same glass. The additions of 5 mole percent of HgS, As2S3 and Sb2S3 appear favorable to glass formation. By comparison, attempts implemented with SeS2, PbS and CdS had no significant effect. An additional benefit of the introduction of oxides and sulfides is the decrease of the hygroscope character of the base glass. The optical transmission in the visible-IR spectrum shows no absorption at the pump and emission wavelengths, e.g. 1.0 and 1.3 micrometers , while the cut-off wavelength exceeds 10 micrometers for sample of 3 mm in thickness.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3416, Infrared Glass Optical Fibers and Their Applications, (28 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323394
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Jia Jiang, Univ. de Rennes I and Univ. Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil)
Guoyin Zhang, Univ. de Rennes I Univ. Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil)
Marcel Poulain, Univ. de Rennes I (France)
Angela A.S. Delben, Univ. Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil)
Jose Renato Delben, Univ. Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil)

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

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