RefractiveIndex.INFO Submit data

How to submit data to refractiveindex.info database


Option A: Suggest data

E-mail a link to an original publication containing data suitable for inclusion in the database to polyanskiy@refractiveindex.info


Option B (preferred): Submit data in YAML format

This will greatly simplify and accelerate inclusion of your data in the database. Under Windows, Notepad++ is recommended for editing refractive index database YAML files. One of the following real-life examples can be used as a template:

Example 1: Refractive index (n) as a dispersion formula (see List of dispersion formulas)

Example 2: Refractive index (n) as tabulated data

Example 3: Refractive index (n) and extinction coefficient (k) as tabulated data

Example 4: Refractive index (n) as a dispersion formula and extinction coefficient (k) as tabulated data (see List of dispersion formulas)

Example 5: Refractive index (n) and extinction coefficient (k) as two separate sets of tabulated data

E-mail the YAML file(s) to polyanskiy@refractiveindex.info


Option C (advanced): Join refractiveindex.info database project on GitHub

refractiveindex.info database is now an independent project hosted on GitHub. Join the database development community and contribute your data directly!

[refractiveindex.info database project on GitHub]