Saturable transmission in mercury cadmium telluride
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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.
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Matter, J. C., Smirl, A. L., & Scully, M. O.