Photonic, Plasmonic, Fluidic, and Luminescent Devices Based on New Polyfunctional Photo-Thermo-Refractive Glass

  • N. NikonorovEmail author
  • V. Aseev
  • V. Dubrovin
  • A. Ignatiev
  • S. Ivanov
  • Y. Sgibnev
  • A. Sidorov
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 218)


Fluoride Photo-Thermo-Refractive (PTR) glasses are very promising materials for recording Bragg gratings for different laser applications. Design and fabrication of novel chloride and bromide PTR glasses will be discussed. It was shown that various technologies as photo-thermo-induced crystallization, holograms recording, laser treatment, ion exchange, and chemical etching can be used for the cases of the fluoride, chloride and bromide PTR glasses, the so called polyfunctional. It is shown that polyfunctional PTR glasses can be used for the creation of novel optical elements and devices like holographic volume Bragg gratings, optical, luminescent and plasmonic waveguides, hollow structures, thermo-and biosensors, phosphors for LEDs, down-converters for solar cells have been designed and fabricated based on these new polyfunctional PTR glass.


Photo-thermo-refractive glass Ion-exchangeable glass Photoetchable glass Bragg grating Waveguide Phosphors Down-converter Thermo-sensor Biosensor 



This work was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation (Project 16.1651.2017/4.6).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Nikonorov
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. Aseev
    • 1
  • V. Dubrovin
    • 1
  • A. Ignatiev
    • 1
  • S. Ivanov
    • 1
  • Y. Sgibnev
    • 1
  • A. Sidorov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Optical Information Technologies and MaterialsITMO UniversitySaint PetersburgRussia

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