Changes of refractive index of tellurite glass

M. Reben, J. Wasylak, J Jaglarz

Abstract


The goal of this work was to investigate the influence of rare earth ions such as Tm3+, Yb3+ on physico-chemical properies of tellurite glass from the TeO2-WO3-PbO-PbF2-Na2O system. The thermal characteristic of tellurite glass Tm3+, Yb3+ doped have been presented. The effect of the glass crystallization on thermal stability of the glass and crystallizing phases formed upon heat treatment were investigated by DTA/DSC/, XRD methods. The influence of ions of rare earth elements, i.e. Tm3+ and Yb3+, onto changes of refractive index of tellurite glass were examined.

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