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Radiation-Induced Defects and Effects in Germanate and Tellurite Glasses

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Photonics Laboratory, Tampere University, Korkeakoulunkatu 3, 33720 Tampere, Finland
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CNRS, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux INP, ICMCB, UMR 5026, F-33600 Pessac, France
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Materials 2020, 13(17), 3846; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13173846
Received: 29 July 2020 / Revised: 24 August 2020 / Accepted: 25 August 2020 / Published: 31 August 2020
This review focuses on the radiation-induced changes in germanate and tellurite glasses. These glasses have been of great interest due to their remarkable potential for photonics, in terms of extended transmission window in the mid-infrared, ability of rare-earth loading suitable with a laser, and amplification in the near- and mid-infrared or high nonlinear optical properties. Here, we summarize information about possible radiation-induced defects, mechanisms of their formation, and the influence of the glass composition on this process. Special attention is paid to laser-induced structural modification of these glasses, including possible mechanisms of the laser-glass interaction, laser-induced crystallization, and waveguide writing. It is shown that these methods can be used for photostructuring of the glass and have great potential for practical applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: germanate glass; tellurite glass; radiation treatment; defects; structuring germanate glass; tellurite glass; radiation treatment; defects; structuring
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Hongisto, M.; Veber, A.; Petit, Y.; Cardinal, T.; Danto, S.; Jubera, V.; Petit, L. Radiation-Induced Defects and Effects in Germanate and Tellurite Glasses. Materials 2020, 13, 3846. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13173846

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Hongisto M, Veber A, Petit Y, Cardinal T, Danto S, Jubera V, Petit L. Radiation-Induced Defects and Effects in Germanate and Tellurite Glasses. Materials. 2020; 13(17):3846. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13173846

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Hongisto, Mikko, Alexander Veber, Yannick Petit, Thierry Cardinal, Sylvain Danto, Veronique Jubera, and Laeticia Petit. 2020. "Radiation-Induced Defects and Effects in Germanate and Tellurite Glasses" Materials 13, no. 17: 3846. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13173846

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