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Refractive-index interpolation fit criterion for materials used in optical design
Author(s): Ronald J. Korniski
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Paper Abstract

The index of refraction is a measure of the speed of light in matter. The dispersion, or change of the refractive index with wavelength, can be represented mathematically many different ways for use in optical design. What is covered in this paper is not what the index of refraction is, but how it is represented and how well it is represented over the transmission band of a material. More specifically, the emphasis of this paper is on how the dispersion characterization of a material (particularly in the infrared) effects the chromatic performance of a lens design and the development of a refractive-index interpolation fit criterion based on dispersion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 25 pages
Proc. SPIE 10260, Infrared Optical Design and Fabrication: A Critical Review, 102600B (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48451
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Ronald J. Korniski, Optical Research Associates (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10260:
Infrared Optical Design and Fabrication: A Critical Review
Rudolf Hartmann; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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