Abstract

Polyethylene vacuum windows that are suitable for use in far-infrared optics are described. Interference fringes are eliminated by making windows wedge shaped.

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  2. D. Labrie, I. J. Booth, M. L. W. Thewalt, B. P. Clayman, “Use of polypropylene film for far-infrared cryogenic windows,” Appl. Opt. 25, 171–172 (1986).
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1991

M. E. Ziaei, B. P. Clayman, R. G. Buckley, M. P. Staines, “The far-infrared response of the ceramic high temperature superconductor YBa2Cu4O8,” Physica C 176, 242–246 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1986

1977

G. Kampffmeyer, A. Pfeil, “Self-supporting thin film beamsplitter,” Appl. Phys. 14, 313–317 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Booth, I. J.

Buckley, R. G.

M. E. Ziaei, B. P. Clayman, R. G. Buckley, M. P. Staines, “The far-infrared response of the ceramic high temperature superconductor YBa2Cu4O8,” Physica C 176, 242–246 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Clayman, B. P.

M. E. Ziaei, B. P. Clayman, R. G. Buckley, M. P. Staines, “The far-infrared response of the ceramic high temperature superconductor YBa2Cu4O8,” Physica C 176, 242–246 (1991).
[CrossRef]

D. Labrie, I. J. Booth, M. L. W. Thewalt, B. P. Clayman, “Use of polypropylene film for far-infrared cryogenic windows,” Appl. Opt. 25, 171–172 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kampffmeyer, G.

G. Kampffmeyer, A. Pfeil, “Self-supporting thin film beamsplitter,” Appl. Phys. 14, 313–317 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Labrie, D.

Pfeil, A.

G. Kampffmeyer, A. Pfeil, “Self-supporting thin film beamsplitter,” Appl. Phys. 14, 313–317 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Staines, M. P.

M. E. Ziaei, B. P. Clayman, R. G. Buckley, M. P. Staines, “The far-infrared response of the ceramic high temperature superconductor YBa2Cu4O8,” Physica C 176, 242–246 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Thewalt, M. L. W.

Ziaei, M. E.

M. E. Ziaei, B. P. Clayman, R. G. Buckley, M. P. Staines, “The far-infrared response of the ceramic high temperature superconductor YBa2Cu4O8,” Physica C 176, 242–246 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys.

G. Kampffmeyer, A. Pfeil, “Self-supporting thin film beamsplitter,” Appl. Phys. 14, 313–317 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Physica C

M. E. Ziaei, B. P. Clayman, R. G. Buckley, M. P. Staines, “The far-infrared response of the ceramic high temperature superconductor YBa2Cu4O8,” Physica C 176, 242–246 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Curve 1, ratio of the reflection spectrum of a reference mirror taken through a polypropylene film window to that taken without a window; curve 2, ratio of the reflection spectrum of CdMnTe taken through a polypropylene film window to that taken without a window; curve 3, calculated reflectivity of CdMnTe taken through a polypropylene film window; curve 4, calculated reflectivity of CdMnTe taken without any window. (b) Curve labels are the same as in (a). Measurement conditions differ as described in the text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Reflection spectra of a reference mirror taken through a wedged window (curve 1) and through a uniform polypropylene film window (curve 2).

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