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Optical Properties Of Aluminum Fluoride Based Glasses
Author(s): Tariq Iqbal; Mahmoud R Shahriari; Glenn Merberg; George H. Sigel Jr.
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Transparent and colorless glass rods have been obtained from the A1F3-ZrF4-YF3-CaF2-SrF2-BaF2-NaF (AZYCSBN) and A1F3-BaF2- CaF2-YF3-SrF2 (ABCYS) systems. Chemical durability and certain optical properties of these glasses have been investigated and compared with ZBLAN. The infrared transparency of AZYCSBN is slightly less than ZBLAN but higher than the ABCYS glass system. A1F3 based glasses appear to offer some interesting opportunities for short range IR fiber applications such as sensing, remote spectroscopy and laser power propagation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 January 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0970, Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass, (16 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948175
Show Author Affiliations
Tariq Iqbal, Rutgers University (United States)
Mahmoud R Shahriari, Rutgers University (United States)
Glenn Merberg, Rutgers University (United States)
George H. Sigel Jr., Rutgers University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0970:
Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass
Alexander J. Marker III, Editor(s)

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