RefractiveIndex.INFO

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About refractiveindex.info database

The core of the RefractiveIndex.INFO website is refractiveindex.info database.

refractiveindex.info database is in public domain. Copyright and related rights were waived by Mikhail Polyanskiy through the CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. You can copy, modify and distribute refractiveindex.info database, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

YAML file format is used for storing material information and database structure. Many text processors have built-in syntax highlight for YAML markup. Under Windows, Notepad++ is recommended for viewing and editing refractiveindex.info database files.


How to cite

Journal citation

M. N. Polyanskiy, "Refractive index database," https://refractiveindex.info. Accessed on .

BibTeX

(Please remember to load a package such as hyperref or url)
@misc{rii,
  author = {Mikhail N. Polyanskiy},
  title = {Refractive index database},
  howpublished = {\url{https://refractiveindex.info}},
  note = {Accessed on }
}

BibLaTeX

@online{rii,
  author = {Mikhail N. Polyanskiy},
  title = {Refractive index database},
  url = {https://refractiveindex.info},
  urldate = {}
}

Web link

<a href="https://refractiveindex.info">RefractiveIndex.INFO</a>

Download the database

[rii-database-2020-01-19.zip]

[changelog]


Contribute data

Option A

Suggest data: E-mail a link to an original publication containing data suitable for inclusion in the database to polyanskiy@refractiveindex.info

Option B (preferred)

Submit data in YAML format. This will greatly simplify and accelerate inclusion of data in the database. Under Windows, Notepad++ is recommended for editing refractive index database YAML files. One of the following real-life examples can be used as a template:

Example 1: Refractive index (n) as a dispersion formula (see List of dispersion formulas)

Example 2: Refractive index (n) as tabulated data

Example 3: Refractive index (n) and extinction coefficient (k) as tabulated data

Example 4: Refractive index (n) as a dispersion formula and extinction coefficient (k) as tabulated data (see List of dispersion formulas)

Example 5: Refractive index (n) and extinction coefficient (k) as two separate sets of tabulated data

E-mail the YAML file(s) to polyanskiy@refractiveindex.info

Option C (advanced)

Join refractiveindex.info database project on GitHub

[refractiveindex.info database project on GitHub]


Related projects

GitHub: refractiveindex.info-database - Refractiveindex.info-database project on GitHub.

GitHub: refractiveindex.info-scripts - Collection of Python scripts related to the refractiveindex.info database.