Dye-doped glasses: Nonlinear optical material for spatial soliton applications

Paul A. Tick, Elna M. Nagasako, Robert W. Boyd

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Abstract

A nonlinear optical material system was developed that is uniquely suited to support the propagation of spatial solitons. This system is based on the use of lead tin fluorophosphate glass as the host material, which possesses a low melting temperature in 100 to 1500 C. It is relatively stable in a laboratory environment, and is available in samples of good optical quality. Because of its low melting temperature, a variety of organic molecules was embedded into this glass as dopants. The use of acridine orange in concentrations of the order of 1 to 10 parts per million as the dopant that imparts a nonlinear optical response to the material is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages379-380
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting - Princeville, HI, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1998Aug 14 1998

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting
CityPrinceville, HI, USA
Period08/10/9808/14/98

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