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Aug 19, 2015

Refractive Index Database

refractiveindex.info database is an extensive and well organized collection of optical constants of various materials. The database is in public domain. Copyright and related rights were waived by Mikhail Polyanskiy through the CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. You can copy, modify and distribute refractiveindex.info database, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

YAML file format is used for storing material information and database structure. Many text processors have built-in syntax highlight for YAML markup. Under Windows, Notepad++ is recommended for viewing and editing refractiveindex.info database files.

Web interface

https://refractiveindex.info/

Related projects

refractiveindex.info-scripts

Collection of Python scripts related to refractiveindex.info database
https://github.com/polyanskiy/refractiveindex.info-scripts

PyTMM

Database browser and Transfer Matrix Method implementation
https://github.com/kitchenknif/PyTMM

refractiveindex.info-sqlite

Python 3 + SQLite wrapper for the refractiveindex.info database
https://github.com/HugoGuillen/refractiveindex.info-sqlite

refractiveindex.info

Support for operations not possible through the web interface, e.g. find materials with refractive index within a specified range
https://github.com/cinek810/refractiveindex.info (original scripts)
https://github.com/mtarek/refractiveindex.info (fork and further development)

RefractiveIndex.jl

Julia interface to refractiveindex.info database
https://github.com/stillyslalom/RefractiveIndex.jl