Abstract

The experimental procedures and precautions required to measure liquid-alloy reflectivities with a cw far infrared (FIR) laser are described. The output of a carefully stabilized optically pumped FIR laser was channeled to a melted sample contained in a silica holder under a He atmosphere. By maintaining specular reflection and alloy homogeneity, reflectivities reproducible to ±7% were routinely obtained.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

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