Infrared birefringence spectra for cadmiumsulfide 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 pumo btained 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 puman d for cadmium selenide from 10.6 to 16.5 pLmby combining these birefringence datawith 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 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Birefringence
  • Cadmium selenide
  • Cadmium sulfide
  • Optical constants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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