Photodarkening effects in semiconductor‐doped glasses Academic Article uri icon


  • The fading of the phase conjugation efficiency and luminescence quantum yield in CdSxSe1-x-doped glasses was investigated as a function of laser exposure using pulsed and cw mode-locked lasers. An analysis of the kinetics of the photodarkening effect is presented. The rate constant of the fading process depends nonlinearly upon the laser fluence and is sensitive to the origin of the glass.

author list (cited authors)

  • Van Wonterghem, B., Saltiel, S. M., Dutton, T. E., & Rentzepis, P. M.

citation count

  • 47

publication date

  • November 1989