Hi, I'm trying to evaluate the derivates of first, second and third order of the phase change parameter in a dispersive medium.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

In such medium the refractive index is a function of the wavelength.

In my case it depends on the wavelength in vacuum.

\begin{equation*} n(\lambda_0 )\end{equation*} and it has a known expression that I can easy derivate in terms of the wavelength in vacuum.

\begin{equation*}

\beta =\frac{\omega } cn(\lambda_0 )

\end{equation*}

\begin{equation*}

\frac{\partial \beta }{\partial \omega }=\frac{\partial }{\partial \omega }[\frac{\omega } cn(\lambda_0 )]=\frac 1 cn(\lambda_0 )+\frac{\omega } c\frac{\partial }{\partial \omega }[n(\lambda_0 )]

\end{equation*}

Before I could write this:

\begin{equation*}

\lambda_0 =\frac{2\pi c}{\omega }

\end{equation*}

but in general:

\begin{equation*}

\lambda =\frac{2\pi c}{\omega n}

\end{equation*}

or even maybe in this case:

\begin{equation*}

\lambda =\frac{2\pi c}{\omega n(\lambda_0 )}

\end{equation*}

Which one of the last three equation do I have to differentiate in order to proceed with derivatives?

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# I Derivation of phase change parameter in dispersive medium

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