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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28182–28188

Demonstration of partially transparent thick metallic sodium in the vacuum ultraviolet spectral range

Hiroyuki Daido, Yoji Suzuki, Tetsuya Kawachi, Takeshi Fukuda, Toshio Nakagiri, Masanori Kaku, and Shoichi Kubodera  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28182-28188 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.028182


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Abstract

We describe the direct measurement of actual transmittance of sodium samples with thickness of a 2 mm and 3 mm in a spectral range >115 nm, resulting in >50% transmittance of 3 mm thick solid and liquid sodium samples including transmission of a pair of the windows at the wavelength of 120 nm, giving an extinction coefficient of ~10−6 to ~10−7 which represents the sodium with a few cm thickness to be partially transparent for this wavelength. To confirm the measurement, we perform simple imaging experiments by the ultra-violet light passing through a 8 mm-thick sodium sample to illuminate a mesh as an object, resulting in obtaining a clear image.

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OCIS Codes
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: September 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2013
Published: November 8, 2013

Citation
Hiroyuki Daido, Yoji Suzuki, Tetsuya Kawachi, Takeshi Fukuda, Toshio Nakagiri, Masanori Kaku, and Shoichi Kubodera, "Demonstration of partially transparent thick metallic sodium in the vacuum ultraviolet spectral range," Opt. Express 21, 28182-28188 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-23-28182


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