Grupo de Procesado por Láser del Instituto de Óptica “Daza de Valdés”

Author: David Muñoz Martín
Fecha de defensa: 2010
Director: Dr. Jose Gonzalo de los Reyes
Universidad Complutense de Madrid

This thesis aims at designing advanced TeO2-based glasses in thin film configuration with optimized optical properties for photonic applications. Since the optical properties of glasses are strongly related to their composition and structure, the achievement of such a goal requires the optimization of the deposition process, the study of the glass network structure, and the characterization and optimization of the linear and nonlinear optical properties of TeO2-based glasses.

The latter implies understanding the influence of glass composition and structure on the nonlinear response to tailor the glass composition in order to obtain the highest possible nonlinear optical response.