Characterization of optical properties of optical polymers
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Possible applications of polymer materials in optical systems and devices are defined mainly by their optical properties in terms of refractive indices, transmission, dispersion and thermo-optic coefficients. We have examined more than twenty types of optical plastics including basic, commercial and some new development materials. Detailed measured refractometric data and transmission spectra in the visible and near infrared regions are presented. Variation of refractive indices with temperature is considered to obtain the thermo-optic coefficients. Discussion on dispersion of studied optical polymers and comparison to glass is included on the base of a number of dispersive characteristics and curves.
KeywordsOptical polymers Refractive index Dispersion Thermo-optic coefficients
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