The Optical Design of Gemstones

Jose M. Sasián, Peter Yantzes, Tom Tivol

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The role of optics in gemstone design along with related trends in the gemstone industry is discussed. The article describes how advanced optical design software is being used to optimize gemstones by modeling light propagation through stones. A device called the Firescope which is used to test gemstones is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationOptics and Photonics News
StatePublished - Apr 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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