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Electrooptic Properties Of High Refractive Index Glasses
Author(s): N. F. Borrelli; B. G. Aitken; M. A. Newhouse; D. W. Hall
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Paper Abstract

The electrooptic Kerr effect and its wavelength dispersion have been measured in glasses representing several compositional systems. The measured Kerr effect was large for glasses having large refractive indices, including 1) glasses containing high concentrations of the heavy metals Pb, Bi, and Tl; 2) glasses with high Nb, Ta, and Ti content; and 3) tellurite glasses. Comparison of Xeff(w=w+0+0), obtained from the measured electrooptic data, to values computed from literature values of Xeff(w=w+w-w) suggest an opposition of the electronic and nuclear contributions to the DC effect.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1128, Glasses for Optoelectronics, (21 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961467
Show Author Affiliations
N. F. Borrelli, Corning Glass Research (United States)
B. G. Aitken, Corning Glass Research (United States)
M. A. Newhouse, Corning Glass Research (United States)
D. W. Hall, Corning Glass Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1128:
Glasses for Optoelectronics
Giancarlo C. Righini, Editor(s)

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