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Birefringence of yttrium vanadate single crystals in the middle wavelength infrared
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Paper Abstract

The birefringence of the yttrium vanadate (YVO4) crystals have been measured for the first time in the middle wavelength infrared (MWIR), i.e., 3-5μm. A Fourier transform spectrometer has been used in the channel spectra technique to achieve a quick measurement. Large birefringence over 0.21 has been observed in the YVO4 crystals. The transmission over 2.5-17μm of the YVO4 (0.7mm thick) has been measured, which showed a transparent range up to 5.3μm. These unique features illustrate the good potential of this material for the MWIR polarization applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6119, Semiconductor Photodetectors III, 61190J (23 February 2006);
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Haitao Luo, College of Optical Science, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Tomasz Tkaczyk, College of Optical Science, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Robert Sampson, I-Technologies (United States)
Eustace L. Dereniak, College of Optical Science, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6119:
Semiconductor Photodetectors III
Marshall J. Cohen; Eustace L. Dereniak, Editor(s)

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