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Compositional effects on the thermo-optic coefficients of barium borophosphate glasses
Author(s): Eric Tong Yih Lee; Elizabeth R. M. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

Two series of ternary glasses with compositions of 0.5BaO-xB2O3-(0.5-x)P2O5 (Series 1) and (1-x)Ba(PO3)2-xB2O3 (Series 2) have been prepared. Various properties, such as refractive index (n), glass transition temperature (Tg), thermal expansion coefficient (a) and thermo-optic coefficient (dn/dT) have been measured to assess the potential of these borophosphate glasses for athermalisation. The results obtained for these glasses can be explained based on the incorporation of BO3 and BO4 units into the glass structural network. To achieve athermalisation, a negative dn/dT is required to counter the effect of thermal expansion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5350, Optical Components and Materials, (14 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.529199
Show Author Affiliations
Eric Tong Yih Lee, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Elizabeth R. M. Taylor, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5350:
Optical Components and Materials
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Shibin Jiang, Editor(s)

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