The bulk and surface absorption coefficients of CdTe modulator crystals at 10.6 μm were compared with those of single-crystal KCl and NaCl which served to calibrate the laser calorimeter. High-resistivity (>107 ohm/cm) CdTe crystals exhibited a bulk absorption coefficient of 0.0014 cm−1.
© 1982 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 5, 1982
Published: August 15, 1982
A. W. Tucker, M. Birnbaum, H. Montes, and C. L. Fincher, "Absorption coefficient at 10.6 μm in CdTe modulator crystals," Appl. Opt. 21, 2920-2922 (1982)