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Optical constants of Al2O3 (Aluminium sesquioxide, Sapphire, Alumina)
Malitson and Dodge 1972: α-Al2O3 (Sapphire); n(e) 0.20-5.0 µm

Wavelength: µm
 (0.2 – 5)  
 

Derived optical constants

logX   logY   eV

Dispersion formula [ i ]

$$n^2-1=\frac{1.5039759λ^2}{λ^2-0.0740288^2}+\frac{0.55069141λ^2}{λ^2-0.1216529^2}+\frac{6.5927379λ^2}{λ^2-20.072248^2}$$

Comments

Synthetic sapphire, Extraordinary ray (e), 20 °C

References

1) I. H. Malitson and M. J. Dodge. Refractive Index and Birefringence of Synthetic Sapphire, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 62, 1405 (1972)
2) M. J. Dodge, "Refractive Index" in Handbook of Laser Science and Technology, Volume IV, Optical Materials: Part 2, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1986, p. 30
* Ref. 1 is a talk abstract in a conference program; Ref. 2 provides Sellmeier equation

Data

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INFO

Aluminium sesquioxide, Al2O3

Other names

  • Alumina
  • Aluminium oxide
  • Aloxite
  • Aluminium oxide (α)
  • Aluminium(III) oxide
  • Dialuminium trioxide

Mineral

  • Corundum

Gemstones

  • Sapphire
  • Ruby

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