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Optical constants of SiO2 (Silicon dioxide, Silica, Quartz)
Popova et al. 1972: Fused silica; n,k 7-50 µm

Wavelength: µm
 (7.0000e+00 – 5.0000e+01)  
 

Complex refractive index (n+ik)[ i ]


n   k   LogX   LogY   eV

Derived optical constants

Comments

Room temperature.

References

1) S. Popova, T. Tolstykh, V. Vorobev. Optical characteristics of amorphous quartz in the 1400–200 cm-1 region, Opt. Spectrosc. 33, 444–445 (1972), as cited in Ref. 2
2) R. Kitamura, L. Pilon, M. Jonasz. Optical constants of silica glass from extreme ultraviolet to far infrared at near room temperature, Appl. Opt. 33, 8118-8133 (2007)
* Ref. 2 provides a model for calculating optical constants; model parameters are derived by fitting experimental data from Ref. 1.
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Silicon dioxide, SiO2

Other names

  • Quartz
  • Silica
  • Silicon oxide
  • Silicon(IV) dioxide

Polymorphs

  • Alpha quartz (α-quartz, most common)
  • Beta quartz (β-quartz, only stable at temperatures above 573 °C)
  • Tridymite
  • Cristobalite
  • Coesite
  • Stishovite
  • Lechatelierite
  • Chalcedony

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