Welcome to the IMI's Technology Training Module on

Optical and Photonics Glasses
Delivered by Dr. Rui Almeida for the
International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass
At Lehigh University
Spring 2005

Each unit has both a recorded presentation and a printable set of slides in pdf format.

Table of Contents

Part I: An Introduction to Glass Formation, Structure and Properties

Lecture 1: Introduction to Glass and the Glass Transition
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Lecture 2: Glass Formation
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Lecture 3: Kinetic Theory of Glass Formation
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Lecture 4: Glass Composition and Preparation
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Lecture 5: Glass Structure I
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Lecture 6: Glass Structure II
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Lecture 7: Phase Separation in Glass
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Lecture 8: Mechanical Behavior of Glass
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Lecture 9. Fracture Toughness
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Lecture 10. Viscosity
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Lecture 11: Thermal Expansion of Glass
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Part II: Optical Glasses

Lecture 12: Traditional Optical Glasses - Classification & Fabrication
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Lecture 13: Absorption, Reflection and Refraction of Light
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Lecture 14: Glasses and Total Internal Reflection - Refraction of Light in Absorbing
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Lecture 15: Polarization, Absorption and Color
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Lecture 16: Infrared Absorption & Raman Scattering in Glass
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Lecture 17: Light Scattering in Glass- Introduction
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Lecture 18: Rayleigh and Mie Scattering, Metal Colloids and Photo-elastic Properties
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Lecture 19: New Optical Glasses - Fluorides and Chalcogenides
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Lecture 20: Faburation and Properties of Fluoride and Chalcogenide Glasses
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Lecture 21: Abnormal Dispersion and Athermal Glasses
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Part III: Photonic Glasses

Lecture 22: Gradient Index Glasses
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Lecture 23: Optical Fibers I - Fabrication
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Lecture 24: Optical Fibers II - Types of Fibers, Modes & Loss
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Lecture 25: Optical Fibers III - Fiber Dispersion
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Lecture 26: Optical Amplification in Fiber Optic Systems and Photonic Crystal Fibers
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Lecture 27: Integrated Optics
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Lecture 28: Photochromic and Photosentitive Glasses
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Lecture 29: Photoinduced Effects in Glass
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Lecture 30: Acousto-optic and Magneto-Optic Glasses
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Lecture 31: Rare Earth Doped Glasses I - Fundamental
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Lecture 32: Rare Earth Doped Glasses II - Quantum Efficiency
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Lecture 33: RE Doped Glasses III - Photoluminescence Decay Rates and Processes
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Lecture 34: RE Doped Glasses IV - Erbium Doping
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Lecture 35: Laser Glasses I - Fundamentals
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Lecture 36: Laser Glasses II - Fiber and Waveguide Lasers and Amplifiers
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Lecture 37: Non-Linear Optical Glasses I - Fundamentals
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Lecture 38: Non-Linear Optical Glasses II - Semiconductor Doped Nano-Glasses
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Lecture 39: Non-Linear Optical Glasses III - Metal Doped Nano-Glasses
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