This whitepaper highlights the importance of radiation-resistant glasses in various industries and applications and presents a solution to produce a phosphate-based glass doped with CeO2.

The paper also provides background information on the properties of glass used in optical and photonic applications and how ionising radiation can affect these properties.

We have developed a radiation-resistant glass doped with cerium oxide (CeO2) that can limit the extent of radiation-induced absorption bands and prevent the formation of colour centers in the glass. The new glass showed improved post-irradiation transmittance, and its radiation tolerance is demonstrated visually.

We can produce the glass up to 2 kg in-house at optical quality in bulk and can tailor its properties such as refractive index for the end-use. The glass can be used in a wide range of optical and photonic components to yield improved radiation tolerance.

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