Special glass materials for photonics applications

Sponsor: Czech Science Foundation

Principal investigator: Petr Kostka, Ph.D.

Co-principal investigator: Jiří Zavadil, Ph.D.

Members: Prof. Petar Gladkov, Ph.D.; Miloš Hayer, Ph.D.; František Kostka, Ph.D.; Vlastimil Matějec, Ph.D.; Ondřej Podrazký, Ph.D.; Olga Procházková, Ph.D.; Roman Yatskiv, Ph.D.; Karel Žďánský, Ph.D.

From: 2008-01-01

To: 2010-12-31

The project is concerned with the preparation and characterization of special glass systems, those doped with selected rare-earth (RE) elements and with drawing of optical fibres that effectively transmit or emit radiation in the infrared spectral range. The following subjects will be pursued:

  1. Development of novel methods for synthesis and purification of chalcogenide and heavy metal oxide (HMO) systems to obtain high quality rods and performs;
  2. Preparation and investigation of new vitreous HMO systems based on Sb2O3 or Bi2O3 and chalcogenide glasses with higher contents of Te as compared to systems (e.g. Ge20Se(80-x)Tex) previously studied in our laboratory;
  3. Finding of suitable RE dopant - glass matrix combinations in view of photonics applications;
  4. Fibre drawing technology and fibre characterization;
  5. An attempt will also be done to develop approaches for the preparation of capillary and microstructure fibres from the prepared materials.

IPE carries out fundamental and applied research in the scientific fields of photonics, optoelectronics and electronics. In these fields, IPE generates new knowledge and develops new technologies.

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