Refractive Index of W, Tungsten

Tungsten, also known as wolfram.

For a typical sample of W the refractive index and extinction coefficient at 632.8 nm are 3.637 and 2.917. 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".

  • Tab-delimited data file for unrestricted use
Wavelength (nm)

Refractive Index Reference - J. H. Weaver, C. G. Olson, and D. W. Lynch, Phys. Rev. B 12, 1293 (1975) and B. L. Henke, P. Lee, T. J. Tanaka, R. L. Shimabukuro, and B. K. Fujikawa, At. Data Nucl. Data Tables 27, 1 (1982)

J. H. Weaver, C. G. Olson, and D. W. Lynch (1975) "Optical properties of crystalline tungsten" Phys. Rev. B 12, 1293–1297 doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.12.1293
Wikipedia: Tungsten

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