Microwave assisted synthesis of chalcogenide glasses
Prasad, Nupur (2010) Microwave assisted synthesis of chalcogenide glasses. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Chalcogenide glasses have several potential uses for new photonic devices for two reasons: i) their infrared (IR) transparency and ii) viscous flow at the glass transition temperature (Tg). Because of the latter, these glasses can be drawn to optical fibre and polished glass discs can be patterned above Tg for instance as planar waveguides. The fibre or waveguide shaped chalcogenide glasses have several potential uses as chemical sensors, biosensors, laser power delivery etc. and hence efforts have been made to synthesise high optical quality chalcogenide glasses.
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