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Optical constants of LiCaAlF6 (Lithium calcium aluminum fluoride, LiCAF)
Woods et al. 1991: n(e) 0.4–1.0 µm

Wavelength: µm

Complex refractive index (n+ik)[ i ]

n   k   LogX   LogY   eV

Derived optical constants

Dispersion formula [ i ]



26 °C. Extraordinary ray (e).


B. W. Woods et al.. Thermomechanical and thermo-optical properties of the LiCaAlF6:Cr3+ laser material, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 970-977 (1991).


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Lithium calcium aluminum fluoride, LiCaAlF6 (LiCAF)

Lithium calcium aluminum fluoride (LiCaAlF6, or LiCAF) is a crystalline material with applications in solid-state lasers, especially those emitting in the ultraviolet spectrum. This material is valued for its high damage threshold and its ability to be doped with various rare-earth ions for different lasing properties. LiCAF is also known for its wide transparency range in the ultraviolet to the infrared regions, making it versatile for various optical applications. Overall, its unique combination of properties makes it a material of interest for advanced laser systems and other specialized optical uses.

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