Abstract

The bulk and surface absorption coefficients of CdTe modulator crystals at 10.6 μm were compared with those of single-crystal KCl and NaCl which served to calibrate the laser calorimeter. High-resistivity (>107 ohm/cm) CdTe crystals exhibited a bulk absorption coefficient of 0.0014 cm−1.

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