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Accurate measurement of weak absorption in pyroelectric optical materials
Author(s): Jacques Mangin; Pierre Strimer; T. Salva; C. Poignon
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Paper Abstract

The pyroelectric effect exhibited by two nonlinear optical materials is used to measure the residual absorption in their transparency window. The polarization behavior of potassium titanyl phosphate KTiOPO4 and thallium arsenic selenide Tl3AlSe3 are first described to determine the value of their pyroelectric coefficient. The pyrospectroscopic technique is then applied for absorption coefficient measurements at discrete laser wavelengths with a relative uncertainty estimated around 10 percent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2775, Specification, Production, and Testing of Optical Components and Systems, (19 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.246745
Show Author Affiliations
Jacques Mangin, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Pierre Strimer, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
T. Salva, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
C. Poignon, Lab. d'Energetique et de Mecanique Theorique et Appliquee (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2775:
Specification, Production, and Testing of Optical Components and Systems
Anthony E. Gee; Jean-Francois Houee, Editor(s)

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