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Thermal poling of glass modified by gamma radiation
Author(s): Olivier Deparis; Costantino Corbari; Peter G. Kazansky; Benoit Brichard; Francis Berghmans; Marc C. Decreton
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Paper Abstract

Flame-fused type-II silica glass and synthetic type III silica glass were exposed to gamma radiation and then thermally poled. Second-harmonic generation (SHG) is reduced by several orders of magnitude in Suprasil glass for doses higher than 100 kGy and in Herasil glass for doses higher than a few MGy. In Herasil glass, however, SHG is unchanged for doses lower than about one MGy. In the latter case, Maker fringe measurements show that, like in the poled pristine glass, the second-order nonlinearity is located in a thin layer beneath the anodic surface. On the other hand, in the former case, Maker fringe measurements reveal the existence of weak bulk nonlinearity. This unexpected result suggests that dipole orientation takes place in the glass modified by gamma radiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4943, Fiber-based Component Fabrication, Testing, and Connectorization, (15 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.471969
Show Author Affiliations
Olivier Deparis, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Costantino Corbari, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Peter G. Kazansky, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Benoit Brichard, SCK-CEN (Belgium)
Francis Berghmans, SCK-CEN (Belgium)
Marc C. Decreton, SCK-CEN (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4943:
Fiber-based Component Fabrication, Testing, and Connectorization

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