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Micro and nanostructures in partially crystallised photothermorefractive glass

Autor(es):
Souza, G. P. [1] ; Fokin, V. M. [1] ; Zanotto, E. D. [1] ; Lumeau, J. [2] ; Glebova, L. [2] ; Glebov, L. B. [2]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, BR-13560 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Cent Florida, CREOL, Orlando, FL 32816 - USA
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF GLASSES-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GLASS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART B; v. 50, n. 5, p. 311-320, OCT 2009.
Citações Web of Science: 14
Resumo

Na-Al-Zn-Br-F-silicate glass doped with Ce, Ag, Sb, and Sn is a photothermorefractive (PTR) glass. Ultraviolet exposed regions of this photosensitive glass undergo more extensive crystallisation of NaF nanocrystals than unexposed regions, giving rise to a (localised) permanent refractive index change. Although holographic optical elements produced in PTR glass have been used in laser systems, the detailed mechanism of phase transformation upon heating remains unknown. In this study, optical and scanning electron microscopies were used to investigate the microstructure of PTR glass, especially the diffusion zone surrounding dendritic NaF crystals in unexposed glass heat treated at temperatures exceeding 570 degrees C. As crystallisation evolves, the microstructure of the partially crystallised glass is non-uniform at the micrometre scale in terms of size and shape of NaF crystals, separated by regions of sodium/fluorine-depleted glass. A liquid-liquid phase separation structure with droplet-like morphology also appears at the submicron scale. The micron scale nonuniformities shown in the present study, developed at temperatures higher than those typically used to produce optical elements, indicate nanoscale nonuniformities of the same kind in the unexposed glass after low temperature photothermal processing, and should be considered in future studies aimed to unveil the origin of optical losses in PTR glass. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 08/00475-0 - Vladimir Mikhailovich Fokin | S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute - Rússia
Beneficiário:Edgar Dutra Zanotto
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Pesquisador Visitante - Internacional
Processo FAPESP: 07/08179-9 - Processos cinéticos em vidros e vitrocerâmicas
Beneficiário:Edgar Dutra Zanotto
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 08/02645-0 - Comportamento térmico e evolução microestrutural de vidro foto-termo-refrativo durante cristalização
Beneficiário:Guilherme Parente Souza
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado