Buchdahl's glass dispersion coefficients calculated from schott equation constants

Patrick J. Reardon, Russell A. Chipman

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A method for the rapid evaluation of Buchdahl's dispersion coefficients at an arbitrary base wavelength given the Schott equation constants is presented. Buchdahl's chromatic coordinate transformation is performed on the Schott equation for the refractive index. A Taylor series expansion of the transformed Schott equation is then equated to the square of the Buchdahl dispersion model. Equations for Buchdahl's dispersion coefficients are then obtained for any coordinate ω out to fourth order.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3520-3523
Number of pages4
JournalApplied optics
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 15 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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