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Chalcogenide materials: Novel compositions and new applications

Chalcogenide materials: Novel compositions and new applications
Chalcogenide materials: Novel compositions and new applications
In this talk, we describe our recent work on selenium modified Ga:La:S glasses. The addition of Se improves the infrared transmission sufficiently to capture enough of the 8-12 micron window to allow thermal imaging, while at the same time, allowing sufficient visible transmission for object recognition using conventional image capturing. The addition of Se has other implications, increasing the optical nonlinearity, providing longer fluorescent lifetimes when doped with rare earth ions and expanding the transmission window in the important 3-5 micron region. Ga:La:S glasses are superior to commercially available chalcogenides based on alloys of Ga and/or As with S, Se and/or Te. They offer significantly higher alkaline resistance, greater mechanical strength and over 300ºC higher working temperature (Tg > 500ºC). All of these new features suggest Ga:La:S-Se may be a material suitable for the next generation of mid-IR sources through supercontinuum or rare earth doping.
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Moog, Bruno Jean
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Guzman Cruz, Fernando Alberto
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Craig, Christopher
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Mackenzie, Mark
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Ravagli, Andrea, Moog, Bruno Jean, Guzman Cruz, Fernando Alberto, Craig, Christopher, Kar, Ajoy, Mackenzie, Mark, Morris, James and Hewak, Daniel (2018) Chalcogenide materials: Novel compositions and new applications. Advanced Architectures in Photonics 2018, Selwyn College, United Kingdom. 02 - 05 Sep 2018.

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In this talk, we describe our recent work on selenium modified Ga:La:S glasses. The addition of Se improves the infrared transmission sufficiently to capture enough of the 8-12 micron window to allow thermal imaging, while at the same time, allowing sufficient visible transmission for object recognition using conventional image capturing. The addition of Se has other implications, increasing the optical nonlinearity, providing longer fluorescent lifetimes when doped with rare earth ions and expanding the transmission window in the important 3-5 micron region. Ga:La:S glasses are superior to commercially available chalcogenides based on alloys of Ga and/or As with S, Se and/or Te. They offer significantly higher alkaline resistance, greater mechanical strength and over 300ºC higher working temperature (Tg > 500ºC). All of these new features suggest Ga:La:S-Se may be a material suitable for the next generation of mid-IR sources through supercontinuum or rare earth doping.

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Published date: 30 September 2018
Venue - Dates: Advanced Architectures in Photonics 2018, Selwyn College, United Kingdom, 2018-09-02 - 2018-09-05

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Local EPrints ID: 422192
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/422192
PURE UUID: 9a8657cf-572e-4f3b-8278-47e3ac2ca2f3
ORCID for Fernando Alberto Guzman Cruz: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8096-3805
ORCID for Christopher Craig: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6919-4294
ORCID for Daniel Hewak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2093-5773

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Date deposited: 18 Jul 2018 16:31
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 02:01

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