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Optical Thickness

Definition: a measure either for the absorption or the effective optical path length of a sample

German: optische Dicke

Category: general optics

Units: m or dimensionless number

How to cite the article; suggest additional literature

The term “optical thickness” is ambiguous, as two totally different definitions occur in the literature:

See also: optical density, refractive index, interferometers
and other articles in the category general optics

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