Refractive indices and extinction coefficients of several polymers have been measured for the wide infrared wavelength region. The polymers used as coating materials have also been found useful for low-loss hollow waveguides for the transmission of Er:YAG, CO, and CO2 laser light, respectively.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 23, 1998
Revised Manuscript: July 13, 1998
Published: October 20, 1998
You Wang, Yukio Abe, Yuji Matsuura, Mitsunobu Miyagi, and Hiroshi Uyama, "Refractive indices and extinction coefficients of polymers for the mid-infrared region," Appl. Opt. 37, 7091-7095 (1998)