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Optical constants of PbMoO4 (Lead Molybdate)
Malitson 1978: n(o) 0.44–1.08 µm

Wavelength: µm

Complex refractive index (n+ik)[ i ]

n   k   LogX   LogY   eV

Derived optical constants

Dispersion formula [ i ]



Ordinary ray (o)


I. H. Malitson, as cited in Handbook of Optics, 3rd edition, Vol. 4. McGraw-Hill 2009. Data fit by Handbook of Optics.


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Lead molybdate, PbMoO4

Lead molybdate (PbMoO4) is a crystalline compound that possesses notable optical properties, making it particularly suited for certain photonic applications. This material is widely recognized for its scintillation properties, which make it an attractive choice for use in radiation detection equipment, such as gamma-ray and X-ray detectors. The crystal's fast decay time and high light output contribute to its utility in these applications. Additionally, PbMoO4 has been studied as a potential laser host material due to its favorable spectroscopic properties. When handling and utilizing this compound, it's essential to be aware of the potential health risks associated with lead-based materials.