Abstract

A spectrum for the electro-optic coefficient of cadmium telluride measured from 3 to 14 μm is reported. The spectrum shows that the quantity n 3 r 41 has a nearly constant value of 1.09 × 10−10 m/V over this spectral band, with a slight (5%) dip at the weak absorption band centered at 6 μm. Measurements were performed with an infrared Mueller matrix spectropolarimeter. Transmission spectra of the Mueller matrix were acquired at a set of applied voltages. Retardance spectra were calculated from Mueller matrix spectra, and then the electro-optic coefficient was calculated at each wavelength by a least-squares fit to the resulting retardance as a function of voltage.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Optical switching in cadmium telluride using a light-induced electrode nonlinearity

Mehrdad Ziari and William H. Steier
Appl. Opt. 32(29) 5711-5723 (1993)

Cryogenic refractive indices and temperature coefficients of cadmium telluride from 6 μm to 22 μm

A. G. DeBell, E. L. Dereniak, J. Harvey, J. Nissley, J. Palmer, A. Selvarajan, and W. L. Wolfe
Appl. Opt. 18(18) 3114-3115 (1979)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (8)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription