Abstract

Direct experimental determinations of the birefringences of quartz in the 0.6–2.6μ region were made by means of channeled spectra. Up to 2.0μ, the experimentally determined birefringences of quartz were found to agree within experimental error with values obtained by subtracting from each other independently measured refractive indices,n0 and ne, as listed in the International Critical Tables. Beyond 2.0μ, the experimentally determined birefringences gradually became appreciably smaller than the corresponding (nen0) values. The variation appears to be associated with the moderately strong absorption band of quartz, which occurs at about. 3.0μ, and suggests the possible existence of two sets of birefringence values near such a band.

© 1956 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. R. M. Vanderberg, “Some aspects of dispersion of ice and gypsum in the near infrared,” unpublished thesis, University of California, Los Angeles, 1954.
  2. J. W. Ellis and R. M. Vanderberg, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44, 825 (1954).
  3. R. B. Sosman, The Properties of Silica (Chemical Catalog Company, Inc., New York, 1927), pp. 591–592. These are also the values given in the International Critical Tables (McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York), first edition, Vol. VI, pp. 341–342.
  4. F. Paschen, Ann. Physik 35, 1005–1008 (1911).
    [Crossref]
  5. E. Carvallo, Compt. rend. 126, 728–731 (1898).
  6. See reference 3, p. 645.

1954 (1)

J. W. Ellis and R. M. Vanderberg, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44, 825 (1954).

1911 (1)

F. Paschen, Ann. Physik 35, 1005–1008 (1911).
[Crossref]

1898 (1)

E. Carvallo, Compt. rend. 126, 728–731 (1898).

Carvallo, E.

E. Carvallo, Compt. rend. 126, 728–731 (1898).

Ellis, J. W.

J. W. Ellis and R. M. Vanderberg, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44, 825 (1954).

Paschen, F.

F. Paschen, Ann. Physik 35, 1005–1008 (1911).
[Crossref]

Sosman, R. B.

R. B. Sosman, The Properties of Silica (Chemical Catalog Company, Inc., New York, 1927), pp. 591–592. These are also the values given in the International Critical Tables (McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York), first edition, Vol. VI, pp. 341–342.

Vanderberg, R. M.

J. W. Ellis and R. M. Vanderberg, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44, 825 (1954).

R. M. Vanderberg, “Some aspects of dispersion of ice and gypsum in the near infrared,” unpublished thesis, University of California, Los Angeles, 1954.

Ann. Physik (1)

F. Paschen, Ann. Physik 35, 1005–1008 (1911).
[Crossref]

Compt. rend. (1)

E. Carvallo, Compt. rend. 126, 728–731 (1898).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

J. W. Ellis and R. M. Vanderberg, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44, 825 (1954).

Other (3)

R. B. Sosman, The Properties of Silica (Chemical Catalog Company, Inc., New York, 1927), pp. 591–592. These are also the values given in the International Critical Tables (McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York), first edition, Vol. VI, pp. 341–342.

See reference 3, p. 645.

R. M. Vanderberg, “Some aspects of dispersion of ice and gypsum in the near infrared,” unpublished thesis, University of California, Los Angeles, 1954.

Cited By

OSA participates in Crossref's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (1)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Comparison of the birefringence values of quartz in the near infrared as obtained (a) by direct measurements of channeled spectra and (b) by subtraction of independently measured ne and n0 values as tabulated in International Critical Tables.

Tables (1)

Tables Icon

Table I Birefringence values (b) for quartz as a function of wavelength at t=22° C.

Equations (5)

Equations on this page are rendered with MathJax. Learn more.

m λ = ( n e - n 0 ) t = b t .
( m + 1 2 ) λ = ( n e - n 0 ) t = b t .
m 1 λ 1 = b t 1
m 2 λ 1 = b t 2 .
m 1 m 2 = t 1 t 2 ,