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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 616–618

High birefringence of the yttrium vanadate crystal in the middle wavelength infrared

H. T. Luo, T. Tkaczyk, E. L. Dereniak, K. Oka, and R. Sampson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 5, pp. 616-618 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000616


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Abstract

A high birefringence of over 0.21 for the yttrium vanadate ( Y V O 4 ) crystal in the middle wavelength infrared (i.e., 3 5 μ m ) was measured. A Fourier transform infrared spectrometer was employed in the channel spectra technique to obtain the measurements.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 21, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2005

Citation
H. T. Luo, T. Tkaczyk, E. L. Dereniak, K. Oka, and R. Sampson, "High birefringence of the yttrium vanadate crystal in the middle wavelength infrared," Opt. Lett. 31, 616-618 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-5-616

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