Session 6: Phosphate Glasses
Phosphate glasses containing high loads of rare earth ions are well established as laser glass, amplifiers, or waveguides. Phosphates are excellent glass formers that can be combined with many elements, including intermediate oxides such as tellurites or tungstates which are interesting for their high refractive index, high third order susceptibility and subsequently applications in non-linear optics. Phosphates are also excellent in stabilizing high ionic glass systems from sulphate-phosphates, to halogenide glasses, including ion conducting AgI containing glasses, or fluoride-phosphate glasses which are increasingly employed as host matrix for all type of photo-luminescent dopants. Additional applications include such extremes as hazardous waste immobilization or fertilizers, or applications from filter via sealing to bio-glasses. Studying the structure and chemistry of phosphate glass systems, including the interconnectivity with other elements, is therefore of crucial interest.
Doris Möncke, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece, firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard K. Brow, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA, email@example.com
Ladislav Koudelka, University Pardubice, Czech Republic, firstname.lastname@example.org