Measurement of the induced refractive index in a photothermorefractive glass by a liquid-cell shearing interferometer
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BRAGG GRATINGS; RADIATION; Optics
A liquid-cell shearing interferometer was developed to measure refractive-index variations (Deltan) in transparent materials. The cell was filled with a liquid having a matched refractive index. The achieved resolution was better than 1/1000 of a fringe shift and resulted in a Deltan measurement sensitivity down to 10(-7) for 1-mm-thick samples. A refractive-index increment in photothermorefractive glass of up to 5 x 10(-6) was observed after UV exposure at 325 nm. A refractive-index decrement of up to 1 x 10(-3) was observed after thermal development of the exposed sample. It was proved that photothermorefractive glass obeys the reciprocity law; i.e., Deltan depends on the UV dosage but does not depend on the irradiance. (C) 2002 Optical Society of America.
"Measurement of the induced refractive index in a photothermorefractive glass by a liquid-cell shearing interferometer" (2002). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3176.