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Optical Engineering

Spectral plots for optical glass selection
Author(s): Robert R. Shannon
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Paper Abstract

Plots of the index of refraction and of partial dispersion versus V-number have long been used as a standard tool in selecting glasses for chromatic correction. The change in the distribution of glasses on these plots for widely differing spectral regions has generally been ignored. Some sample plots demonstrate the adjustments in approach required for selecting glasses in alternative spectral regions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 35(10) doi: 10.1117/1.600957
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 35, Issue 10
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Robert R. Shannon, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


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