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An analysis of absorption and scattering of infrared radiation by quartz fibers is important for the understanding of heat-shielding properties of highly porous thermal insulations containing quartz or glass fibers. Similar materials are widely used in practice, and their spectral radiative properties in the visible and near-infrared spectral ranges are of great interest.

The index of refraction of fused quartz in the spectral range 0.21 ≤ λ ≤ 3.71 μm at room temperature was measured with high accuracy by Malitson (1965) and Brixner (1967). It is well described by using the three-term dispersion re ...

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