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Optical constants of CORNING - display

Wavelength: µm

Complex refractive index (n+ik)[ i ]

n   k   LogX   LogY   eV

Derived optical constants


Corning Material Information (2006)


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Corning Inc.

Corning Incorporated is a multinational technology company headquartered in Corning, New York, known for its pioneering work in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics. With a history dating back more than 165 years, Corning has been at the forefront of numerous technological innovations, from the production of glass bulbs for Thomas Edison's first light bulbs to the development of Gorilla Glass, which has become a staple in modern consumer electronics like smartphones and tablets. Corning's contributions to the field of optics are particularly notable; the company produces high-quality optical fibers, specialty glass for LCD displays, and various other materials used in telecommunications, medicine, and aerospace. Their commitment to research and development has not only led to groundbreaking products but has also cemented their status as a leader in materials science. With a diverse portfolio that spans multiple industries, Corning Inc. has established itself as a key player in shaping the future of technology, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible with materials science and engineering.

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Glass is a versatile, amorphous material that has been an essential component in optical technologies for centuries. Comprising mainly of silica along with various additives like soda, lime, or boron, glass can be engineered to exhibit a wide range of optical properties, such as refractive indices and dispersion characteristics. In the optical industry, specialized types of glass like crown, flint, and extra-low dispersion (ED) glasses are used for manufacturing lenses, prisms, and other optical elements. These glasses are precisely formulated to offer specific properties, such as low chromatic aberration or high light transmittance across different spectral ranges. Glass can also be coated with thin layers of materials like anti-reflective coatings to enhance its optical performance. More recently, advances in photonics and nanotechnology have led to the development of innovative glass types, such as photonic crystal and metamaterial glasses, which exhibit unique light-manipulating properties. It is crucial to note that the optical properties of glass, including its refractive index, can vary depending on its composition and temperature, making it important to consult specific data for particular applications. Overall, glass remains a foundational material in optics, its wide applicability owed to its tunable properties and general robustness.

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