Optical constants of SF5
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: 23.0 °C thermal_dispersion: - type: "Schott formula" coefficients: -2.766e-06 8.9538e-09 -1.4265e-12 8.5854e-07 1.2783e-09 0.27473 nd: 1.672700 Vd: 32.185454 density: 2.9 g/cm3 thermal_expansion: - temperature_range: -30 70 °C coefficient: 8.5e-06 K-1 dPgF: 0.0069 phosphate_resistance: 1.0
NIKON Zemax catalog 2017-11 (obtained from http://www.nikon.com)
See also HIKARI glass data sheets
Hikari Glass Co., Ltd.Hikari Glass Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company specializing in the manufacturing of high-quality optical glass and optical components, and is a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation. Known for its precision engineering and strict quality control, Hikari serves various industries including consumer electronics, scientific research, and industrial optics. The company offers a wide range of specialized optical materials, including various types of crown and flint glasses, which are used in applications demanding high levels of optical clarity and performance. Hikari's products often find use in lenses, prisms, and other optical elements where precision and reliability are critical. With the backing of Nikon's renowned expertise in optics and imaging, Hikari has become a respected name in the field of optics, serving both domestic and international markets. Their expertise in crafting custom solutions for complex optical requirements has made them a preferred choice for organizations in need of specialized glass materials. As a testament to their commitment to quality, Hikari Glass Co., Ltd. is often sought after for projects requiring the highest levels of optical performance and integrity.
SF5 optical glassSF5 is a type of optical glass characterized by its high refractive index and moderate to high dispersion, indicated by a lower Abbe number. This makes it particularly useful in applications where significant light bending capabilities are needed, such as in the design of compact lenses. However, the higher dispersion means that it tends to separate different wavelengths of light more than other types of glass, which can lead to chromatic aberration if not properly managed. To counteract this, SF5 is often paired with other types of optical glass in complex lens systems to optimize performance across a range of wavelengths. Common applications for SF5 glass include high-quality camera lenses, microscopes, and other optical instruments where precise image quality is paramount. Though it is generally more expensive than standard optical glasses like BK7, its specialized properties make SF5 a valuable resource for optical designers aiming to achieve superior optical performance.
SF5 and similar glasses produced by different makers