Abstract

A high birefringence of over 0.21 for the yttrium vanadate (YVO4) crystal in the middle wavelength infrared (i.e., 35μm) was measured. A Fourier transform infrared spectrometer was employed in the channel spectra technique to obtain the measurements.

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K. Oka and T. Kaneko, Opt. Express 11, 1510 (2003).
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S. Miyazawa, Opto-Electron. Rev. 11, 77 (2003).

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L. G. DeShazer, in Proc. SPIE 4481, 10 (2002).
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Layout of the channel spectra measurement. The transmission axes of P1 and P2 are parallel.

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Fig. 2

Transmission of Y V O 4 sample 1.

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Channel spectrum of Y V O 4 sample 1 with a thickness of 737 μ m .

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Birefringence of Y V O 4 sample 1 (Solid circles), sample 2 (open circles), and sample 3 (triangles).

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Table 1 Birefringence of the Y V O 4 Sample 1 at Room Temperature ( d = 737 ± 1 μ m ) .

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I ( λ ) = A cos ( 2 π Δ n d λ ) + B ,
Δ n d = M λ , Δ n d = ( M + 1 2 ) λ ,

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