Chalcogenide glasses are one of the most important photonics materials. Glass science and material application are multidisciplinary subjects covering condensed matter physics, solid state chemistry, as well as optical engineering. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the chalcogenide glass science and various applications based on the glasses. It starts with a review on the glass-forming ability of various systems, followed by a discussion on the structural and physical properties of various chalcolgenide glasses and their application in integrated optics. The chapters have been contributed by prominent experts from all over the world, and therefore, the book presents the recent research advances in the area. This book will appeal to anyone who is involved in glass science and technology and glass application.
About the Editor:
Rongping Wang received his Ph.D degree in Physics in 2000 from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since then he had been working in various materials including crystalline semiconductor thin films and non-crystalline glasses in Japan. In 2005, he moved to Laser Physics Centre, The Australian National University(ANU), where he worked on structural and physical properties of chalcogenide bulk glasses and thin films. Currently he is a Fellow with the Research School of Physics and Engineering, ANU, where his current research interests are searching for the best glasses with high optical nonlinearity and stable structure for application in photonics.
Glass Formation in Several Novel Chalcogenide Systems
Relaxation and Fragility in Chalcogenide Network Glasses
Photoinduced Deformations in Chalcogenide Glasses
Structural and Physical Properties of GexAsySe1–x–y Glasses
Rongping Wang and Barry Luther-Davies
Atomistic Modeling and Simulations of Chalcogenide Glasses
George Opletal and Salvy P. Russo
Broadband Near-Infrared Photoluminescence of Doped Chalcogenide Glasses
Chalcogenide Glass Thin-Film and Fiber Structures for Chemical and Biological Sensing
J. David Musgraves, Sylvain Danto, Kathleen Richardson, and Juejun Hu
Fabrication of Passive and Active Tellurite Thin Films and Waveguides for Integrated Optics
Khu Vu and Steve Madden