Highly Transparent Glasses

  • Jan Tauc
Part of the Optical Physics and Engineering book series (OPEG)


Absorption and scattering processes which limit the transparency of amorphous solids are reviewed with emphasis on highly transparent glasses for optical fiber communication. The following topics are briefly discussed: absorption by electronic transitions (intrinsic, and by defects, impurities and free carriers), absorption by lattice vibrations (intrinsic and by impurities) and attenuation by scattering (Rayleigh, Mie, Brillouin and Raman).


Absorption Edge Chalcogenide Glass Amorphous Solid Optical Communication System Amorphous Semiconductor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Tauc
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  1. 1.Division of Engineering and Department of PhysicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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