Saturable transmission in mercury cadmium telluride Academic Article uri icon


  • We have observed saturable absorption effects in mercury cadmium telluride. The transmission of etched Hg0.39Cd0.61Te saturates by more than a factor of 10 for high pulse energies at the wavelength λ=1.06 μm. The lifetime of this short-lived saturation is measured to be less than 50 psec.

author list (cited authors)

  • Matter, J. C., Smirl, A. L., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 14

publication date

  • May 1976