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Optical Engineering

Infrared refractive index of polyethylene and a polyethylene-based material
Author(s): James W. Horwitz
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Paper Abstract

Polyethylene-based materials are used in many infrared products, including motion detectors. However, little data exists for their infrared optical properties, except at wavelengths longer than 22 μm. The refractive indices of two such materials were measured in the 9.25 to 10.6 μm spectral range, using refraction through thin prisms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(9) 093603 doi: 10.1117/1.3615652
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 9
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James W. Horwitz, Guided Wave, Inc. (United States)


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