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Sol--Gel--Optics encompasses numerous schemes for fabricating optical materials from gels -- materials such as bulk optics, optical waveguides, doped oxides for laser and nonlinear optics, gradient refractive index (GRIN) optics, chemical sensors, environmental sensors, and `smart' windows. Sol--Gel--Optics: Processing andApplications provides in-depth coverage of the synthesis and fabrication of these materials and discusses the optics related to microporous, amorphous, crystalline and composite materials. The reader will also find in this book detailed descriptions of new developments in silica optics, bulk optics, waveguides and thin films. Various applications to sensor and device technology are highlighted. For researchers and students looking for novel optical materials, processing methods or device ideas, Sol--Gel--Optics: Processing andApplications surveys a wide array of promising new avenues for further investigation and for innovative applications. (This book is the first in a new subseries entitled `Electronic Materials: Science and Technology).
Part I: Sol-Gel Processing of Optical Materials. 1. Sol-Gel Processing -- General Principles; E.M. Rabinovich. 2. Sol-Gel Chemistry for Optical Materials; J. Livage, F. Babonneau, C. Sanchez. 3. Sol-Gel Processing of Net Shape Silica Optics; L.L. Hench, J.L. Nogues. 4. Large Silica Monoliths; S.R. Chaudhuri, A. Sarkar. 5. Sol-Gel Fabrication of Glass Fibers for Optics; K. Kamyia. 6. Optical Coating Fabrication; I.M. Thomas. 7. A High Temperature Sol-Gel Process for Glass Formation: Aerosol Doping in Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition; T.F. Morse, A. Kilian, L. Reinhart. 8. Nonsilicate Optical Coatings; D.S. Hagberg, D.A. Payne. 9. Fluoride Optical Materials; R.E. Riman. 10. Nanocomposite Fabrication for Transparent Windows; L.C. Klein. Part II: Applications of Sol-Gel Optics. 11. Single Layer and Multilayer Colored Coatings on Glass; D. Ganguli. 12. Sol-Gel Processing of Ferroelectric Films; M. Sayer, G. Yi. 13. Doped Sol-Gel Films for Fiber Optic Chemical Sensors; M.R. Shahriari, J.Y. Ding. 14. Sol-Gel Encapsulated Molecules: Optical Probes and Optical Properties; J.I. Zink, B. Dunn. 15. Semiconductor-Doped Sol-Gel Optics; M. Nogami. 16. Catalyst Doped Sol-Gel Materials; T. Lopez, R. Gomez. 17. Gel Derived Gradient Index Optics-Aspects of Leaching and Diffusion; T.M. Che, M.A. Banash, P.R. Soskey, P.B. Dorain. 18. Gradient Index (GRIN) Elements by Sol-Gel Interdiffusion; M. Yamane. 19. Photonics and Nonlinear Optics with Sol-Gel Processed Inorganic Glass: Organic Polymer Composites; R. Burzynski, P.N. Prasad. 20. Inorganic-Organic Composites for Optoelectronics; H. Schmidt. 21. Laser Processing of Sol-Gel Coatings; B.D. Fabes. 22. Laser Densification of Micro-Optical Arrays; T. Chia, L.L. Hench. 23. Organically Doped Sol-Gel Porous Glasses: Chemical Sensors, Enzymatic Sensors, Electro-Optical Materials, Luminescent Materials and Photochromic Materials; D. Avnir, S. Braun, O. Lev, D. Levy, M. Ottolenghi. Index.