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  • Vol. 71, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1981
  • pp: 607–608

Infrared refractive index of diamond

David F. Edwards and Ellen Ochoa  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 71, Issue 5, pp. 607-608 (1981)

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The refractive index of natural Type IIa diamond is reported for the spectral region 2.5-25 µm. The data have been fitted to a Herzberger-type dispersion formula with a quality of fit of a few places in the fifth decimal place. The resultant index uncertainty is about 10-3.

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David F. Edwards and Ellen Ochoa, "Infrared refractive index of diamond," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 71, 607-608 (1981)

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