Changes of refractive index of tellurite glass


  • M. Reben
  • J. Wasylak
  • J Jaglarz



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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How to Cite

M. Reben, J. Wasylak, and J. Jaglarz, “Changes of refractive index of tellurite glass”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 2, no. 1, pp. pp. 13–15, Mar. 2010.