Silicon Optical properties

by Ghassan99
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Ghassan99 is offline
Mar22-13, 06:02 AM
P: 17
can any one please explain this property of silicon:
An excellent oxide as the low-refractive-index cladding material.
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carlgrace is offline
Mar22-13, 12:18 PM
P: 555
That wouldn't be a property of silicon but presumably it's native oxide, SiO2. It's an excellent oxide because it isn't water soluble as germanium oxide (GeO2).

SiO2's low refractive index means it is used to build optical fibers. You can find out a lot about this on Wikipedia.

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