Index of Refraction and Absorption Coefficient Spectra of Paratellurite in the Terahertz Region

Unferdorben, Márta and Buzády, Andrea and Hebling, János and Kiss, Krisztián and Hajdara, Ivett and Kovács, László and Péter, Ágnes and Pálfalvi, László (2016) Index of Refraction and Absorption Coefficient Spectra of Paratellurite in the Terahertz Region. Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, 37 (7). pp. 703-709. ISSN 1866-6892, ESSN: 1866-6906

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Index of refraction and absorption coefficient spectra of pure paratellurite (α-TeO2) crystal as a potential material for terahertz (THz) applications were determined in the 0.25–2 THz frequency range at room temperature by THz time domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS). The investigation was performed with beam polarization both parallel (extraordinary polarization) and perpendicular (ordinary polarization) to the optical axis [001] of the crystal. Similarly to the visible spectral range, positive birefringence was observed in the THz range as well. It was shown that the values of the refractive index for extraordinary polarization are higher and show significantly larger dispersion than for the ordinary one. The absorption coefficient values are also larger for extraordinary polarization. The measured values were fitted by theoretical curves derived from the complex dielectric function containing independent terms of Lorentz oscillators due to phonon-polariton resonances. The results are compared with earlier publications, and the observed significant discrepancies are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika > QC02 Optics / fénytan
Depositing User: Gabor Almasi
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 11:36
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2017 23:15

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