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Review Of Heavy Metal Fluoride Glass Materials For Laser Applications
Author(s): W. A. Sibley; Y. Suzuki
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Paper Abstract

Since the time when heavy metal halide glass was produced by the creative work on fluorozirconate materials at the University of Rennes, there has been great interest in its use for light guides as a potential laser host and for optical display devices. The optical transparency of the glass from the ultraviolet to the infrared and the easy incorporation of foreign ions make this material especially promising for a number of future applications. However, in order for the material to be utilized in device technology a thorough characterization of the properties must be available. The characterization must include the optical, mechanical, magnetic and electrical properties. This paper will emphasize the optical properties of rare earth and 3d transition metal ion impurities in heavy metal fluoride glasses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0622, High Power and Solid State Lasers, (23 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961166
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W. A. Sibley, Oklahoma State University (United States)
Y. Suzuki, Oklahoma State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0622:
High Power and Solid State Lasers
William W. Simmons, Editor(s)

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