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Optical Engineering

Birefringence and transmission of an antireflection-coated sulfur-free cadmium selenide Wollaston prism at 30 K
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Paper Abstract

We present a determination of the change with temperature and wavelength of the degree of birefringence of a cold (~30 K) Wollaston prism constructed from antireflection (AR)–coated sulfur-free cadmium selenide (CdSe). We compare the normalized birefringence for the material to that estimated by the Sellmeier-4 formula and to previously published measurements of a warm sample of sulfur-free CdSe. Finally, we measure the transmission as a function of wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 47(12) 126401 doi: 10.1117/1.3050420
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 47, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher C. Packham, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Rachel E. Mason, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Glenn D. Boreman, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics (United States)


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