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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3520–3522

Fabry–Perot resonances in birefringent Y Al O 3 analyzed at terahertz frequencies

Marc Scheffler, Julia P. Ostertag, and Martin Dressel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 22, pp. 3520-3522 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003520


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Abstract

We present transmission and phase measurements on a birefringent Y Al O 3 crystal that is illuminated with linearly polarized terahertz radiation in a broad frequency range ( 10 cm 1   to   16 cm 1 ) . The spectra exhibit pronounced and complex Fabry–Perot resonances that depend on the polarization orientation of the incoming light. We present a theoretical description to analyze these data and to obtain the optical constants of the crystal in the terahertz range.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2009
Published: November 10, 2009

Citation
Marc Scheffler, Julia P. Ostertag, and Martin Dressel, "Fabry-Perot resonances in birefringent YAlO3 analyzed at terahertz frequencies," Opt. Lett. 34, 3520-3522 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-22-3520


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