Inorganic glasses as Kerr-like media

Animesh Jha, X. Liu, A. K. Kar, H. T. Bookey

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High-refractive index chalcogenide and heavy-metal oxide glasses have been developed recently for their application as all-optical switching devices in telecommunication networks. Depending upon the nature of electromagnetic phenomena, the switching speed may vary between milliseconds in a rare-earth doped glass and femtoseconds for surface plasmon relaxation in a nano-scale dispersion of metal particles in glasses. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-479
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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