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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1996
  • pp: 158–160

High-accuracy calculations of the refractive indices of optical materials in a wide spectral range

Li Jing, Li Xishan, and Li Yi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 1, pp. 158-160 (1996)

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The interaction between light and matter is studied thoroughly by means of the quantum theory. On the basis of it, the refractive indices of types of optical materials are calculated by several formerly experienced formulas. Finally a new, tested approximate formula with the highest calculated accuracy is obtained, and some groups of valuable parameters are given.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 30, 1995
Revised Manuscript: August 10, 1995
Published: January 1, 1996

Li Jing, Li Xishan, and Li Yi, "High-accuracy calculations of the refractive indices of optical materials in a wide spectral range," Appl. Opt. 35, 158-160 (1996)

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  1. M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, London1959), p. 86.
  2. L. Jing, “Study of UV refractive index measuring methods of transparent optical materials,” M. S. thesis (Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Academia Sinica, Shanghia, China, 1995), Chap. 5, pp. 80–100.
  3. L. Xishan, J. Haiying, J. Anmin, “Dispersion measurement of optical glass and discussion of the approximate calculation method,” Acta Opt. Sinica 15, 206–211 (1995).

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