Halide Glasses for Infrared Fiberoptics

  • Rui M. Almeida

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 123)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. History

    1. J. Lucas
      Pages 1-9
  3. Raw Materials and Purity

  4. Structure

  5. Thermal and Mechanical Behavior

    1. J. D. Mackenzie, H. Nasu, J. Sanghera
      Pages 139-147
    2. Allan J. Bruce
      Pages 149-162
    3. C. T. Moynihan, S. M. Opalka, R. Mossadegh, S. N. Crichton, A. J. Bruce
      Pages 163-178
    4. T. Izumitani, T. Yamashita, M. Tokida, K. Miura, H. Tajima
      Pages 187-197
  6. Optical Properties of Glasses and Fibers

    1. Martin G. Drexhage
      Pages 219-235
    2. P. W. France, S. F. Carter, M. W. Moore, J. R. Williams
      Pages 253-264
  7. Fiber Fabrication

    1. H. Poignant
      Pages 265-281
    2. S. Yoshida
      Pages 283-292
    3. Ahmad Sarhangi
      Pages 293-302
  8. Fiber Systems

  9. Other Vitreous Halides

  10. Related Fields

  11. Short Communications

    1. G. de Leede
      Pages 393-394
    2. G. H. Frischat, D. Ahlf
      Pages 395-396
    3. M. Braglia, G. Cocito, L. Cognolato, M. Ferraris, G. Grego, E. Modone et al.
      Pages 397-398
    4. Rui M. Almeida
      Pages 399-400
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 401-412

About this book


The field of heavy metal halide glasses (namely fluorides) is only ten years old now, but it has developed rapidly since the discovery of fluorozirconate glasses by the group at the University of Rennes (France). The main reason for this was the early demonstration of the enormous potential of such glasses for use as long-haul ultra-low loss middle infrared waveguide materials, aided in part by the scientific interest held by their unusual short range structures. As a result, significant research efforts were initiated in the academic, government and industrial sectors in Europe, the United States and Japan. However, the search for a finished product has per­ haps led to a partial overlooking of some of the more funda­ mental aspects by the scientific community. After the initial excitement, the workers in this field are perhaps at a crossroads where attenuations lower than 1 dB/Km need to be obtained for long lengths of fiber of good chemical and thermal stability, in order to guarantee continual R&D sUE ports. Therefore, there is a strong need for a critical asses­ sment of the potential of halide glasses for infrared fiber­ optics and the formulation of recommendations for future re­ search in this area and other related fields.


chemistry crystal diffraction dynamics glass spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Rui M. Almeida
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Fisica Molecular — Complexo IInstituto Superior TécnicoLisboaPortugal

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8093-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3561-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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