Accession Number : ADA017173

Title :   Stress-Optic Coefficients of KCl, BaF2, CaF2, CdTe, TI-1120, and TI-1173.

Descriptive Note : Physical sciences research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MASS

Personal Author(s) : Pitha,Carl A. ; Friedman,Jerome D.

Report Date : 29 JUL 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The stress-optic coefficients have been determined at 10.6 micrometers and 22 C for single crystal KCl and BaF2, for polycrystalline CaF2 and CdTe, and for the chalcogenide glasses TI-1120 and 1173. The method employed consists in inducing a birefringence in the isotropic specimen and determining the coefficients from a measure of the resulting phase retardation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Optics, *Stresses, *Laser materials, Infrared windows, Infrared lasers, Photoelasticity, Single crystals, Birefringence, Coefficients, Constants, Chalcogens, Glass, High power, Tensor analysis, Laser beams, Potassium chloride, Cadmium tellurides, Fluorides

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE