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  • Vol. 68, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1978
  • pp: 1284–1284

The absorption of a weakly absorbing thin layer

Philip Baumeister and David Smith  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 68, Issue 9, pp. 1284-1284 (1978)

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The ratio of the radiant absorption A to the transmittance T of a weakly absorpting lamina is expressed in terms of its extinction coefficient k, index n, and thickness.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

Philip Baumeister and David Smith, "The absorption of a weakly absorbing thin layer," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 68, 1284-1284 (1978)

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  1. H. A. Macleod Thin Film Optical Filters (American Elsevier, New York, 1976) p. 209.
  2. Florin Abeles, "Methods for determining the optical parameters of thin films," in Progress in Optics, edited by E. Wolf, (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1963) Vol. 2, p. 277.
  3. Philip Baumeister, Appl. Opt. 8, 423 (1969).

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