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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 1990
  • pp: 604–607

Optical properties of cubic hafnia stabilized with yttria

D. L. Wood, Kurt Nassau, T. Y. Kometani, and D. L. Nash  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 604-607 (1990)

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The composition, transparency, refractive index, and infrared reflectance of yttria-stabilized cubic hafnia (c-HfO2) single crystals were measured. The material is transparent from the ultraviolet to the mid-infrared and for 9.6-mol % Y2O3, the index is slightly smaller than for comparable cubic zirconia c-ZrO2 or for diamond, but the dispersion (nFnC = 0.02811) is larger than that of diamond. The index vs wavelength from 0.36 μm in the ultraviolet to 5.0 μm in the infrared is represented by a three-term Sellmeier formula to 1 × 10−4. The temperature dependence of refractive index is similar to that of c-ZrO2. The infrared reflectance spectrum is fitted in a classical dispersion analysis with seven oscillators derived from the transverse optical phonon as well as acoustic frequencies with splittings due to lowered symmetry derived from the randomly distributed stabilizer ions.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 17, 1989
Published: February 1, 1990

D. L. Wood, Kurt Nassau, T. Y. Kometani, and D. L. Nash, "Optical properties of cubic hafnia stabilized with yttria," Appl. Opt. 29, 604-607 (1990)

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