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  • Vol. 64, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1974
  • pp: 1332–1336

Optical properties of Gd, Dy, and Tb

J. L. Erskine, G. A. Blake, and C. J. Flaten  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 64, Issue 10, pp. 1332-1336 (1974)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.64.001332


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Abstract

Optical constants in the spectral range 1.5–5.5 eV are presented for the heavy rare-earth metals Gd, Tb, and Dy. The samples are thin films prepared by vacuum evaporation at pressures below 10-9 torr, and are studied in situ using a precision ellipsometric technique. The optical spectra are broadly similar but differ slightly in their temperature dependence. The optical data complement recent magneto-optic spectra, and the significance of their difference is discussed in terms of existing electronic-structure models and the microscopic origin of the two spectra.

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J. L. Erskine, G. A. Blake, and C. J. Flaten, "Optical properties of Gd, Dy, and Tb," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 1332-1336 (1974)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-64-10-1332


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