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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 1997
  • pp: 2893–2896

Crystalline quartz as a far-infrared beam splitter for Fourier transform spectroscopy

John C. Brasunas, G. Mark Cushman, and B. Lakew  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 13, pp. 2893-2896 (1997)

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We show that room-temperature, crystalline quartz is a useful material for a beam splitter for spectroscopy in the far infrared, ∼60-µm wavelength and longer. We compare such a beam splitter with the traditional far-infrared candidates: Mylar, polarizing, and lamellar beam splitters.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 17, 1996
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 1996
Published: May 1, 1997

John C. Brasunas, G. Mark Cushman, and B. Lakew, "Crystalline quartz as a far-infrared beam splitter for Fourier transform spectroscopy," Appl. Opt. 36, 2893-2896 (1997)

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