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Measuring Photoelastic and Elastic Constants of Transparent Materials by Application of Static Stress

  • A. Feldman
  • R. M. Waxler
  • D. Horowitz
Part of the Optical Physics and Engineering book series (OPEG)

Abstract

The shift of Twyman-Green and Fizeau fringes as a function of applied uniaxial and hydrostatic stress have been measured on transparent solids. These data permit us to calculate all the photo-elastic and elastic constants of a material. At the wavelength 10.6 μm, where fringe shifts are small, we have measured photo-elastic constants using a modified Twyman-Green interferometer, which is capable of detecting fringe shifts ~0.01 λ by electronic means. Data on polycrystalline ZnSe grown by chemical vapor deposition are presented.

Keywords

Elastic Constant Hydrostatic Stress Transparent Material Single Crystal Data Pyroelectric Detector 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Feldman
    • 1
  • R. M. Waxler
    • 1
  • D. Horowitz
    • 1
  1. 1.National Bureau Of StandardsUSA

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