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Birefringent properties of (MgGeF6) 6H2O Crystals
Author(s): Sergiy Sveleba; Volodymyr S. Zhmurko; Volodymyr Kapustianik; Yuriy Pankivskyi; Ryszard Hrabanski
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Paper Abstract

The temperature dependences of the optical birefringence (delta) ((Delta) n) in (MgGeF6)(DOT)6H2O crystals have been investigated. Observed specific properties such as global hysteresis, kinetic effect, thermooptic memory effect, localization of the incommensurability wave vector on the commensurate values of higher order, sensibility to the external mechanical stress confirm existence of the incommensurate phase in (MgGeF6)(DOT)6H2O crystals.

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Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354904
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Sergiy Sveleba, Lviv State Univ. (Ukraine)
Volodymyr S. Zhmurko, Lviv State Univ. (Ukraine)
Volodymyr Kapustianik, Lviv State Univ. (Ukraine)
Yuriy Pankivskyi, Ukrainian State Univ. of Forestry (Ukraine)
Ryszard Hrabanski, Technical Univ. of Czestochowa (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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