Crystalline phases and YAG laser-induced crystallization in Sm 2O 3-Bi 2O 3-B 2O 3 glasses

Tsuyoshi Honma, Yasuhiko Benino, Takumi Fujiwara, Takayuki Komatsu, Ryuji Sato

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The glass formation region, crystalline phases, second harmonic (SH) generation, and Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) laser-induced crystallization in the Sm 2O 3-B 2O 3 system were clarified. The crystalline phases of Bi 4B 2O 9, Bi 3B 5O 12, BiBO 3, Sm xBi 1-xBO 3, and SmB 3O 6 were formed through the usual crystallization in an electric furnace. The crystallized glasses consisting of BiBO 3 and Sm xBi 1 xBO 3 showed SH generations. The formation of the nonlinear optical BiB 3O 6 phase was not confirmed. The formation (writing) region of crystal lines consisting of Sm xBi 1-xBO 3 by YAG laser irradiation was determined, in which Sm 2O 3 contents were ∼ 10 mol%. The present study demonstrates that Sm 2O 3-Bi 2O 3-B 2O 3 glasses are promising materials for optical functional applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989-992
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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