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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2000
  • pp: 2067–2070

Optical plastic refractive measurements in the visible and the near-infrared regions

Ivan D. Nikolov and Christo D. Ivanov  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 13, pp. 2067-2070 (2000)

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Some new refractometric results are obtained in the visible and the near-infrared spectral regions. The main optical plastics are analyzed: poly(methyl methacrylate), polystyrene, polycarbonate, and styrene acrylonitrile. New materials, such as methyl methacrylate styrene copolmer, CTE-Richardson, Zeonex, Optorez, and Bayer are examined. The refractive indices are measured for wavelengths from 435.8 to 1052 nm with a new device. Abbe constants and dispersion coefficients are calculated. The measured and computed data is intended for designers and technologists.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

Original Manuscript: August 18, 1999
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 1999
Published: May 1, 2000

Ivan D. Nikolov and Christo D. Ivanov, "Optical plastic refractive measurements in the visible and the near-infrared regions," Appl. Opt. 39, 2067-2070 (2000)

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