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21 October 1994 Processing effects on UV bleaching behavior of GeO2 glasses
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Photoinduced optical phenomena in silica fibers have received attention because of the demonstration of photoinduced second harmonic generation and photorefractive index gratings. For Ge doped fibers the mechanism responsible for both effects has been correlated with bleaching by UV irradiation of defects associated with the Ge ion. The effects of processing on UV bleaching of defects in high purity GeO2 have been examined. Bleaching kinetic studies indicate that processing variables such as melting temperature have a strong influence upon the bleaching of defects in GeO2 glasses.
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Robert H. Magruder III, Donald L. Kinser, Robert A. Weeks, and J. M. Jackson "Processing effects on UV bleaching behavior of GeO2 glasses", Proc. SPIE 2287, Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass III, (21 October 1994);

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