Chalcogenide Glasses

1st Edition

Preparation, Properties and Applications

Editors: J-L Adam X. Zhang
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857093455
eBook ISBN: 9780857093561
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 18th October 2013
Page Count: 704
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Table of Contents

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  • Part I: Preparation and properties of chalcogenide glasses
    • 1: Preparation of high-purity chalcogenide glasses
      • Abstract:
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Preparation of vitreous chalcogenides
      • 1.3 Properties of chalcogenide glasses determining their application as optical materials
      • 1.4 Preparation of high-purity chalcogenide glasses
      • 1.5 Preparation and characterization of chalcogenide optical fibers
      • 1.6 Conclusion
    • 2: Structure of chalcogenide glasses characterized by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
      • Abstract:
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 The 77Se nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in chalcogenide glasses
      • 2.3 Other nuclei: 125Te, 75As, 73Ge, 71Ga
      • 2.4 Conclusion
    • 3: Mean coordination and topological constraints in chalcogenide network glasses
      • Abstract:
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Mean coordination and topological constraints: the rigidity percolation model
      • 3.3 Applicability of the rigidity percolation model
      • 3.4 The temperature dependence of constraints
      • 3.5 Conclusion and future trends
    • 4: Thermal properties of chalcogenide glasses
      • Abstract:
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
      • 4.3 Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
      • 4.4 Thermomechanical analysis (TMA)
      • 4.5 Viscometry
      • 4.6 Thermo-optic behavior
      • 4.7 Conclusion and future trends
      • 4.8 Sources of further information and advice
    • 5: Optical properties of chalcogenide glasses and fibers
      • Abstract:
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 Optical transmission theory
      • 5.3 Impurity absorptions
      • 5.4 Refractive index, disp

Description

The unique properties and functionalities of chalcogenide glasses make them promising materials for photonic applications. Chalcogenide glasses are transparent from the visible to the near infrared region and can be moulded into lenses or drawn into fibres. They have useful commercial applications as components for lenses for infrared cameras, and chalcogenide glass fibres and optical components are used in waveguides for use with lasers, for optical switching, chemical and temperature sensing and phase change memories. Chalcogenide glasses comprehensively reviews the latest technological advances in this field and the industrial applications of the technology.

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

Key Features

  • Outlines preparation methods and properties, and explores applications of chalcogenide glasses.
  • Covers the ionic conductivity and physical aging of chalcogenide glasses, deposition techniques for chalcogenide thin films, and transparent chalcogenide glass-ceramics
  • 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

Readership

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


Details

No. of pages:
704
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857093561
Hardcover ISBN:
9780857093455

Reviews

The unique properties and functionalities of chalcogenide glasses make them promising materials for photonic applications. Chalcogenide glasses are transparent from the visible to the near infrared region and can be moulded into lenses or drawn into fibres. They have useful commercial applications as components for lenses for infrared cameras, and chalcogenide glass fibres and optical components are used in waveguides for use with lasers, for optical switching, chemical and temperature sensing and phase change memories. Chalcogenide glasses comprehensively reviews the latest technological advances in this field and the industrial applications of the technology.

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


About the Editors

J-L Adam Editor

Dr Jean-Luc Adam is Director of Research at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Director of the Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, France.

X. Zhang Editor

Dr Xianghua Zhang is a Director of Research at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) -Université de Rennes 1, France.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biology and Cancer Center, University of California, La Jolla, CA, USA