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Optical constants of H2O, D2O (Water, heavy water, ice)
Kedenburg et al. 2012: Water; n 0.5-1.6 µm, k 0.5-1.75 µm; 20.0 °C

Wavelength: µm
 (0.5 – 1.75)  
 

Complex refractive index (n+ik)[ i ]


n   k   LogX   LogY   eV

Derived optical constants

Dispersion formula [ i ]

$$n^2-1=\frac{0.75831λ^2}{λ^2-0.01007}+\frac{0.08495λ^2}{λ^2-8.91377}$$

Conditions & Spec sheet

temperature: 20 °C

Comments

Distilled water at 20 °C.

References

S. Kedenburg, M. Vieweg, T. Gissibl, and H. Giessen. Linear refractive index and absorption measurements of nonlinear optical liquids in the visible and near-infrared spectral region, Opt. Mat. Express 2, 1588-1611 (2012)

Data

[Expressions for n]   [CSV - comma separated]   [TXT - tab separated]   [Full database record]

INFO

Water and ice, H2O

Water is the most abundant compound on Earth's surface.

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