Optical constants of BK7
Complex refractive index (n+ik)
n k LogX LogY eV
Derived optical constants
Conditions & Spec sheet
n_is_absolute: false wavelength_is_vacuum: false temperature: 20.0 °C thermal_dispersion: - type: "Schott formula" coefficients: -1.04e-06 1.48e-08 -5.17e-11 3.85e-07 4.55e-10 0.211 nd: 1.516800 Vd: 64.198732 glass_code: 517642 glass_status: standard density: 2.52 g/cm3 thermal_expansion: - temperature_range: -30 70 °C coefficient: 7.6e-06 K-1 - temperature_range: 20 300 °C coefficient: 9.5e-06 K-1 dPgF: -0.0005 climatic_resistance: 2.0
CDGM Zemax catalog 2022-06 (obtained from http://www.cdgmgd.com)
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CDGM Glass Co., Ltd.CDGM Glass Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of optical glass based in China. The company offers a wide range of optical materials, including various types of crown and flint glasses, which are used in applications ranging from consumer electronics to advanced scientific instruments. Known for their capacity for large-scale production as well as their commitment to quality, CDGM has positioned itself as a major player in both domestic and international markets. Their optical glass products are often used in lenses, prisms, and other optical components that require high precision and reliability. With an extensive catalog that caters to different optical requirements, such as high refractive indices or low dispersion, CDGM serves a diverse clientele including manufacturers of microscopes, telescopes, cameras, and other high-precision optical equipment. The company's expertise in glass science and its ability to provide customized solutions have made it a go-to supplier for businesses seeking high-quality, reliable optical glass.
BK7 optical glassBK7 is a widely used optical glass known for its high transmission and clear, colorless appearance. Composed primarily of silica and boron oxide, BK7 is popular in a broad range of optical applications, including lenses, prisms, and windows. It exhibits good mechanical properties and can be easily polished to a high optical quality. While it is not as resistant to thermal shock or chemical corrosion as some specialized glasses like borosilicate or fused silica, it is considerably less expensive, making it a cost-effective choice for many applications. Its relatively high refractive index and low dispersion make it suitable for a variety of optical systems, particularly those operating in the visible spectrum. Because of its versatility and cost-effectiveness, BK7 is often considered the "go-to" material for general-purpose optical components.
Analogs of BK7 glass produced by different makers