Infrared birefringence spectra for cadmium sulfide and cadmium selenide

David B. Chenault, Russell A Chipman

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Abstract

Measurements of the birefringence spectra for cadmium sulfide and cadmium selenide from 2.5 to 16.5 μm obtained with a rotating sample spectropolarimeter are presented. Because of the similarity in the birefringence spectra for cadmium sulfide and cadmium selenide, a highly achromatic IR retarder can be constructed from a combination of these materials. The ordinary and extraordinary refractive indices for cadmium sulfide are estimated in the region from 10.6 to 15 μm and for cadmium selenide from 10.6 to 16.5 μm by combining these birefringence data with an extrapolation of previous dispersion relations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4223-4227
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Optics
Volume32
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Cadmium sulfide
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Keywords

  • Birefringence
  • Cadmium selenide
  • Cadmium sulfide
  • Optical constants

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Infrared birefringence spectra for cadmium sulfide and cadmium selenide. / Chenault, David B.; Chipman, Russell A.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 32, No. 22, 01.08.1993, p. 4223-4227.

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