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Chalcogenide glass microspheres and their applications

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Glass microspheres with diameters ranging from 500 nm to 500 microns have been fabricated from chalcogenide glasses. The glasses, based on gallium lanthanum sulphides are readily doped with high concentrations of rare earth elements. Quality factors of greater than 10,000 have been measured and laser action in neodymium-doped spheres demonstrated. Evidence for non-linear effects is also observed. These simple compact lasers have extremely low thresholds and are attracting interest as another building block in photonic circuits.

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Hewak, D.W., Elliott, G.R., Wilkinson, J.S., Zervas, M.N., Murugan, G.S. and Panitchob, Y. (2009) Chalcogenide glass microspheres and their applications At 8th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology, Canada. 31 May - 05 Jun 2009.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 2009
Venue - Dates: 8th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology, Canada, 2009-05-31 - 2009-06-05

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Local EPrints ID: 70917
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/70917
PURE UUID: bbef7e69-2ece-4cdf-823e-f432f0f6251f
ORCID for D.W. Hewak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2093-5773
ORCID for J.S. Wilkinson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4712-1697
ORCID for G.S. Murugan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2733-3273

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Date deposited: 10 Mar 2010
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:03

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Author: D.W. Hewak ORCID iD
Author: G.R. Elliott
Author: J.S. Wilkinson ORCID iD
Author: M.N. Zervas
Author: G.S. Murugan ORCID iD
Author: Y. Panitchob

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