Zayne M. Parsons
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Volume Bragg gratings (VBGs) are spectrally-selective elements used in spectral beam combining, which is used to combine multiple beams with slightly different wavelengths into a single output. VBGs are created by exposing photo-thermo-refractive (PTR) glass to interference patterns of UV laser radiation, and then annealing the glass, producing a modulated refractive index. The diffraction efficiency of these gratings is dependent on the refractive index modulation amplitude. We report the refractive indices of unprocessed and processed PTR glass at wavelengths from 0.4 to 4.6 microns and discuss their uses in specifying VBGs for laser beam combining.
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Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
"Refractive Index of Photo-thermo-refractive Glass" (2020). Stander Symposium Projects. 1982.