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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1983
  • pp: 432–440

Refractive index and spectral models for gradient-index materials

Stephen D. Fantone  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 432-440 (1983)

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Models are presented which describe the refractive index and spectral variation of gradient-index materials. Classes of gradient which exhibit little or no variation with wavelength are predicted. These are termed achromatic gradients. Experimental verification of the models is presented in a following paper.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 17, 1982
Published: February 1, 1983

Stephen D. Fantone, "Refractive index and spectral models for gradient-index materials," Appl. Opt. 22, 432-440 (1983)

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