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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1963
  • pp: 1103–1107

A Redetermination of Some Optical Properties of Calcium Fluoride

Irving H. Malitson  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 1103-1107 (1963)

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This paper gives refractive-index values at 24°C for a synthetic and a natural prism of calcium fluoride. Measurements were made by the minimum-deviation method at 46 calibrated wavelengths from 0.23 μ in the ultraviolet to 9.7 μ in the infrared. The indices of the synthetic prism were fitted to a three-term Sellmeier dispersion formula of the form: n2 − 1 = ∑Ajλ2/(λ2 − λj2). Dispersive quantities were computed which estimate the expected relative dispersion, chromatic aberration, and resolution of CaF2 as a function of wavelength. Values of dn/dt are also given. The results of this work are compared with previously reported data.

© 1963 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 25, 1963
Published: November 1, 1963

Irving H. Malitson, "A Redetermination of Some Optical Properties of Calcium Fluoride," Appl. Opt. 2, 1103-1107 (1963)

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