Refractive Index of Cellulose

An organic compound with the formula C6H10O5

For a typical sample of Cellulose the refractive index and extinction coefficient at 632.8 nm are 1.469 and 0.000. Below are files of complete refractive index and extinction coefficients. If the file is not available for download, you can request our proprietary file by clicking "Request".

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Wavelength (nm)

Refractive Index Reference - S.N. Kasarova et al, Optical Materials Journal

Wikipedia: Cellulose
S. N. Kasarova et al. (2007) Analysis of the dispersion of optical plastic materials, Optical Materials 29, 1481-1490 doi:10.1016/j.optmat.2006.07.010

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