Buchdahl’s glass dispersion coefficients calculated in the near infrared

Russell A. Chipman, Patrick J. Reardon

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Buchdahl’s chromatic coordinate provides a rapidly converging polynomial form for describing the dispersion of glass. A method of generating Buchdahl’s chromatic coordinate coefficients with a Code V sequence file is presented. The quadratic model coefficients for eighty-two glasses at a base wavelength of 0.830 μm are listed. When evaluating Buchdahl coefficients across different wavelength ranges (i.e., infrared or ultraviolet), the chromatic coordinate constant a can be changed to improve convergence of the refractive-index model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)694-698
Number of pages5
JournalApplied optics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 15 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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