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Birefringent characteristics of two new crystalline materials: CeF3 and LaF3
Author(s): Michael J. Derks; Greg A. Kopp
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Paper Abstract

We present data on two recently available uniaxial crystalline materials, cerium fluoride (CeF3) and lanthanum fluoride (LaF3). The characteristics presented include birefringence, transmission, temperature sensitivity, and field of view for wavelengths from the ultraviolet into the near infrared. Possible applications in polarization dependent devices are discussed. The optical properties of CeF3 and LaF3 are compared with commonly used crystalline materials.

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Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2265, Polarization Analysis and Measurement II, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186655
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Michael J. Derks, Meadowlark Optics, Inc. (United States)
Greg A. Kopp, Meadowlark Optics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2265:
Polarization Analysis and Measurement II
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault, Editor(s)

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