We report quantitative measurements on the decay of optical absorption at various elevated temperatures in ultraviolet (UV)-irradiated SiO2 glasses doped with Ge. From the Arrhenius plots of decay time constants, the activation energy of the GeE′ center in the UV-irradiated glasses has been determined to be 2.4±0.3eV, while the reported activation energy of GeE′ decay in UV-poled glasses is 0.4±0.1eV. The present experimental results strongly suggest that the decay process of the GeE′ center induced in UV-irradiated glasses is quite different from that in UV-poled glasses.
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