Optical Materials


Introduction

This document provides data on materials that are used for optical components (mirrors, lenses, and windows) in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Mirrors

X-rays
Ultraviolet     aluminum
Visible         aluminum
Near infrared   gold
infrared        copper, gold

Lenses

X-rays
Ultraviolet     fused silica (synthetic quartz)
Visible         glass
Near infrared   glass
infrared        ZnSe

Windows

X-rays          beryllium
Ultraviolet     fused silica (synthetic quartz)
Visible         glass
Near infrared   glass
infrared        ZnSe, NaCl, BaF2

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