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.
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1998|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting - Princeville, HI, USA|
Duration: Aug 10 1998 → Aug 14 1998
|Conference||Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting|
|City||Princeville, HI, USA|
|Period||08/10/98 → 08/14/98|