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1.3 PHYSICAL SCIENCES, Optics
We developed a new type of chalcohalide glasses with physicochemical and nonlinear optical properties that are tunable by composition. It is found that more than 60 mol.% CdCl2 heavy metal halide can be dissolved into the ternary Ge–Sb–S system and forming stable glasses. The visible-light transparency range is extended to shorter wavelengths with the addition of CdCl2, which is beneficial for the optical quality control and infra-red (IR) system alignment. The third-order optical nonlinearity (TONL) is studied using the femtosecond Z-scan method. The results show that both the nonlinear refractive index and two photon absorption co-efficient decrease with CdCl2. Benefiting from the favorable property-tailoring effects of CdCl2, the TONL figure of merit (FOM) can be improved to meet the requirement (FOM < 1) for all-optical switching and IR photonic applications.
Xiaosong Lu, Jianhui Li, Lu Yang, Runan Zhang, Yindong Zhang, Jing Ren, Aurelian Catalin Galca, Mihail Secu, Gerald Farrell, Pengfei Wang, Third-order optical nonlinearity properties of CdCl2-modifed Ge–Sb–S chalcogenide glasses, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Volume 528, 2020, 119757, ISSN 0022-3093, DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2019.119757
National Natural Science Foundation of China; Natural Science Foundation of Heilongjiang Province of China; Romanian Ministry of Research and Innovation;