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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1983
  • pp: 1192–1193

Birefringence of Znx Cd1−x S near the isotropic point

W. Gunning, J. Tracy, and H. Rufer  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 1192-1193 (1983)

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The birefringence of the mixed crystal Zn0.14Cd0.86S has been measured near its isotropic point and found to be highly dispersive. The region of strong dispersion shifts to shorter wavelengths than observed in pure CdS, and its magnitude near the isotropic point is larger. These results are highly significant for the development of narrowband dispersive birefringent filters in the blue-green region of the spectrum.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 8, 1982
Published: April 15, 1983

W. Gunning, J. Tracy, and H. Rufer, "Birefringence of Znx Cd1−x S near the isotropic point," Appl. Opt. 22, 1192-1193 (1983)

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