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Title: Peculiarities and application perspectives of metal-ion implants in glasses

Ion implantation in insulators causes modifications in the refractive-index as a result of radiation damage, phase separation, or compound formation. As a consequence, light waveguides may be formed with interesting applications in the field of optoelectronics. Recently implantation of metals ions (e.g. silver, copper, gold, lead,...) showed the possibility of small radii colloidal particles formation, in a thin surface layer of the glass substrate. These particles exhibit an electron plasmon resonance which depends on the optical constants of the implanted metal and on the refractive-index of the glass host. The non-linear optical properties of such colloids, in particular the enhancement of optical Kerr susceptibility, suggest that the, ion implantation technique may play an important role for the production of all-optical switching devices. In this paper an analysis of the state-of-the-art of the research in this field will be presented in the framework of ion implantation in glass physics and chemistry.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Padua Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica
  2. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  3. Venice Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Chimica Fisica
  4. Padua Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Chimica Inorganica, Metallorganica e Analitica
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10111379
Report Number(s):
SAND--93-3826C; CONF-9309259--3
ON: DE94004671; BR: GB0103012
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Nuclear instruments and methods in physics research on radiation effects in insulators,Nagoya (Japan),5-10 Sep 1993; Other Information: PBD: [1993]
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; GLASS; ION IMPLANTATION; REVIEWS; TITANIUM IONS; TUNGSTEN IONS; SILICON IONS; NONLINEAR OPTICS; COPPER IONS; SILVER IONS; LEAD IONS; GOLD IONS; PHOSPHORUS IONS; TIN IONS; IRON IONS; ERBIUM IONS 360605; 665300; 070205; RADIATION EFFECTS; INTERACTIONS BETWEEN BEAMS AND CONDENSED MATTER; INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS, RADIATION PROCESSING