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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1984
  • pp: 1434–1436

Absorptivity of several metals at 10.6 μm: empirical expressions for the temperature dependence computed from Drude theory

Graham S. Arnold  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 9, pp. 1434-1436 (1984)

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Simple expressions for the temperature-dependent absorptivity at 10.6 μm have been computed for silver, aluminum, gold, copper, lead, and tungsten by means of a straightforward application of the Drude model and experimental dc conductivity data over a wide temperature range. The results of these computations are in reasonable agreement with experimental data where such are available.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 17, 1983
Published: May 1, 1984

Graham S. Arnold, "Absorptivity of several metals at 10.6 μm: empirical expressions for the temperature dependence computed from Drude theory," Appl. Opt. 23, 1434-1436 (1984)

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