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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 2906–2910

Investigation of THz birefringence measurement and calculation in Al 2 O 3 and LiNbO 3

Youngchan Kim, Minwoo Yi, Bog G. Kim, and Jaewook Ahn  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 18, pp. 2906-2910 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.002906


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Abstract

Based on the polarization-sensitive terahertz time-domain spectroscopy, we measured the birefringence for Al 2 O 3 and LiNbO 3 single crystals, which correspond to trigonal structures that have an uniaxial birefringence, in the THz frequency range of 0.25 to 1.4 THz . For more comprehensive understanding of the THz birefringence, the measured birefringence is compared with the results of ab initio calculations. The measured birefringence shows good agreement with the calculated value.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(300.6250) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, condensed matter
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: March 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2011
Published: June 13, 2011

Citation
Youngchan Kim, Minwoo Yi, Bog G. Kim, and Jaewook Ahn, "Investigation of THz birefringence measurement and calculation in Al2O3 and LiNbO3," Appl. Opt. 50, 2906-2910 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-18-2906


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