Preparation, Properties and Applications
- J-L Adam
- X. Zhang, Department of Biology and Cancer Center, University of California, La Jolla, CA, USA
Part one outlines the preparation methods and properties of chalcogenide glasses, including the thermal properties, structure, and optical properties, before going on to discuss mean coordination and topological constraints in chalcogenide network glasses, and the photo-induced phenomena in chalcogenide glasses. This section also covers the ionic conductivity and physical aging of chalcogenide glasses, deposition techniques for chalcogenide thin films, and transparent chalcogenide glass-ceramics. Part two explores the applications of chalcogenide glasses. Topics discussed include rare-earth-doped chalcogenide glass for lasers and amplifiers, the applications of chalcogenide glasses for infrared sensing, microstructured optical fibres for infrared applications, and chalcogenide glass waveguide devices for all-optical signal processing. This section also discusses the control of light on the nanoscale with chalcogenide thin films, chalcogenide glass resists for lithography, and chalcogenide for phase change optical and electrical memories. The book concludes with an overview of chalcogenide glasses as electrolytes for batteries.
Chalcogenide glasses comprehensively reviews the latest technological advances and applications of chalcogenide glasses, and is an essential text for academics, materials scientists and electrical engineers working in the photonics and optoelectronics industry.
Specialists in the fields of development and production of systems for telecommunications and non-linear optics, IR pyrometry, IR vision, analytical IR spectroscopy for biology, medicine, pharmacology, food and chemical industry; Those working on optical properties of glasses, namely high-IR transparent glasses, having non-linear optical properties
- Published: October 2013
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-0-85709-345-5