Photoinduced anisotropic deformations in covalent chalcogenide glasses

K. Tanaka, N. Terakado, A. Saitoh

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The chalcogenide glass is known to exhibit prominent anisotropic deformations when illuminated by linearly-polarized bandgap light. We report new deformation phenomena for AS2S3. We also propose that many deformation phenomena can be accounted for by an optical force model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-130
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Anisotropy
  • Birefringence
  • Chalcogenide glass
  • Fluidity
  • Optical torque
  • Opto-mechanical
  • Photoinduced deformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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