Optical constants of SF10
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: -4.68e-06 7.41e-09 -1.89e-11 9.49e-07 1.42e-09 0.279 nd: 1.72828 Vd: 28.53 glass_code: 728285.305 glass_status: standard density: 3.05 g/cm3 thermal_expansion: - temperature_range: -30 70 °C coefficient: 9.4e-06 K-1 - temperature_range: 20 300 °C coefficient: 1.08e-05 K-1 dPgF: 0.0108 climatic_resistance: 1.0 stain_resistance: 0.0 acid_resistance: 1.0 alkali_resistance: 1.0 phosphate_resistance: 1.0
SCHOTT Zemax catalog 2017-01-20b (obtained from http://www.schott.com)
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SF10 optical glassSF10 is a specialized type of optical glass known for its high refractive index and relatively high dispersion, as indicated by its low Abbe number. This combination of properties allows for significant bending and focusing of light, making it particularly useful in applications requiring compact optical assemblies. However, the high dispersion means that SF10 has a tendency to separate different wavelengths of light more than other glasses, potentially leading to chromatic aberration. To mitigate this, optical designers often pair SF10 with low-dispersion materials in complex lens systems, striving for optimal chromatic correction. SF10 is commonly used in high-quality photographic lenses, telescopic systems, and other high-performance optical applications where its unique attributes can be leveraged to enhance image quality. Though more costly than more commonly used optical glasses like BK7, SF10's particular optical characteristics make it an essential choice for demanding optical systems requiring exceptional performance.
SF10 and similar glasses produced by different makers