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Dispersion of the stress-optic coefficient in glasses

Vasudevan, TN and Krishnan, RS (1972) Dispersion of the stress-optic coefficient in glasses. In: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics website, 5 (12). pp. 2283-2287.

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The stress-optic coefficient (n3/2)(q11-q12) has been determined for a series of 18 optical glasses of different compositions in the wavelength range 5700-3200 Å. The coefficients are negative for all the glasses except for a high-lead-content glass of density 6·7 and refractive index 1·89. The numerical value of the coefficient decreases as one proceeds to the ultraviolet. This behaviour is just the opposite of what is observed in fused silica. By applying Mueller's theory, the strain polarizability constant and its dispersion have been evaluated.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics website
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Additional Information: Copy right of this article belongs to Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2010 05:26
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/23935

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