The measurements were made by a photographic method, for two positions of the crystal (1) with the optic axis parallel, and (2) with the axis perpendicular, to the plane of incidence. Two sets of optical constants were found for each substance. For selenium, in the parallel position the index of refraction was found to vary from 3.4 to 4.4, and the reflecting power from 0.38 to 0.46; in the perpendicular position the index varies from 2.3 to 3.1, and the reflecting power from 0.41 to 0.34. For tellurium, in the parallel position the index varies from 1.9 to 2.9, and the reflecting power from 0.10 to 0.27; in the perpendicular position the index varies from 1.7 to 2.7, and the reflecting power from 0.09 to 0.23. The average error is estimated to be about 5 per cent. The accuracy is greatest for the middle range of wavelengths, 3500-4000 A.
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Miller, R. F.
"The Optical Constants of Crystals of Selenium Tellurium for Wave-Lengths from 3000 to 5000 A,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 31(1), 375-376.
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