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Entry  Tue Apr 30 01:15:26 2013, tara, Notes, NoiseBudget, AlAs/GaAs layer structure optimized for TO 
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Message ID: 1168     Entry time: Thu May 2 03:03:48 2013     In reply to: 1163     Reply to this: 1169
Author: tara 
Type: Notes 
Category: NoiseBudget 
Subject: AlAs/GaAs layer structure optimized for TO 

[matt, tara] Got AlxGa1-xAs material parameters from Matt Abernathy. I plug the numbers (all in SI) in GWINC, but the result is still not quite similar to that in Cole etal paper.

 ioffe has materials parameters for TO noise calculation.

Specific heat: 0.33+0.12x J/gK
 Mass density rho = 5.3165-1.5875x g/cm^3
Thermal conductivity,kappa: 0.55-2.12x+2.48x^2 W/cmK  (There is also thermal diffusivity = kapp/(rho*specific heat) [m^2/s]. The results are the same)
Thermal Expansion: (5.73-0.53x)·10-6/K

dn/dT: 3.66-2.03x *10^-4/K
This is from a paper, "Thermal dependence of the refractive index of GaAs and AlAs measured using semiconductor multilayer optical cavities", by Talghader and Smith. Keep in mind that this paper has an important Erratum if you want use values from it.
Unfortunately, this paper measures dn/dT at a max wavelength of 1030nm, so it's not quite accurate, but probably good enough.

Note:

One of the variables in GWINC code is ThermalDiffusivity. But the numbers used in previous TO plot is thermal conductivity of materials. I'll check the TO calculation codes and see if it is just a naming error, or the calculation is actually wrong.

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