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Birefringence and optical activity of cadmium diarsenide single crystals
Author(s): S. F. Marenkin; A. M. Rauckhman; I. N. Matiyuk; V. B. Lazarev
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Paper Abstract

Optical-quality bulk single crystals of CdAs2 were grown using the vertical Bridgman technique. Measurement of dispersion of the refractive indices, performed over the 1.2 to 25-μm range of wavelengths, show that they are optically positive and have a great birefringence value, Δn~0.31. Study of optical constant dispersion (ρ) at λ = 1.1 to 2.7 μm demonstrates that CdAs2 single crystals belong to gyrotropic semiconductors with a right-hand rotation of the polarization plane; the p values reach 180 deg/mm at 1.1 μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 33(9) doi: 10.1117/12.177524
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 33, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
S. F. Marenkin, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
A. M. Rauckhman, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
I. N. Matiyuk, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
V. B. Lazarev, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)

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