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Optical medium based on vanadium oxide films
Author(s): F. A. Chudnovskii; A. L. Pergament; D. A. Schaefer; G. B. Stefanovich
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Paper Abstract

The results of investigation of the optical properties of vanadium dioxide are reported. Thin VO2 films exhibited sharp and reversible optical switching due to the metal-insulator transition at T approximately equal to 70 degrees Celsius. The effect of laser irradiation on amorphous films of anodic vanadium oxide was also studied using a YAG Nd3+ laser at wavelengths of 1.06 and 0.53 micrometer. Modifications of the structure and physical properties are reported, and the application of such films for recording and storage of optical information is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2777, ALT'95 International Symposium on Advanced Materials for Optics and Optoelectronics, (11 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.232202
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F. A. Chudnovskii, A.F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russia)
A. L. Pergament, Petrozavodsk State Univ. (Russia)
D. A. Schaefer, Towson State Univ. (United States)
G. B. Stefanovich, Petrozavodsk State Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2777:
ALT'95 International Symposium on Advanced Materials for Optics and Optoelectronics
Alexander M. Prokhorov; Vladimir I. Pustovoy, Editor(s)

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