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Characteristics And Applications Of Ag[sub]2[/sub]S Films In The Millimeter Wavelength Region
Author(s): Tsung-Yuan Hsu; Harry Buhay; Narayan P. Murarka
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Paper Abstract

Results of thermal switching of the electrical and optical properties of thin films of Ag2S are presented. The procedures for the preparation of the thin film are described. Film characteristics including crystal structure, composition for various thicknesses, and spectral transmittance/reflectance versus electrical conductivity are given. In addition, we have demonstrated electrical control (not due to Joule heating) of the spectral transmittance over the Far-IR to millimeter wavelength region. The application of the latter effect to infrared-millimeter devices such as modulators, variable attenuators, switchable polarizers, and tunable filters is stressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 1981
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0259, Millimeter Optics, (27 February 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959640
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Tsung-Yuan Hsu, IIT Research Institute (United States)
Harry Buhay, IIT Research Institute (United States)
Narayan P. Murarka, IIT Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0259:
Millimeter Optics
George A. Tanton, Editor(s)

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