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Refractive index or index of refraction of a substance (optical medium) is a dimensionless number that describes how light, or any other radiation, propagates through that medium. It is defined as, where c is the speed of light in vacuum and v is the speed of light in the substance. The refractive index determines how much light is bent, or refracted, when entering a material. This is the historically first use of refractive indices and is described by Snell's law of refraction, where the angles of incidence and refraction, respectively, of a ray crossing the interface between two media with refractive indices.
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The refractive index is a very important property of the components of any optical instrument that uses refraction. It determines the focusing power of lenses, the dispersive power of prisms, and generally the path of light through the system. It is the increase in refractive index in the core that guides the light in an optical fiber, and the variations in refractive index that reduces the reflectivity of a surface treated with an anti-reflective coating.
In GPS, the index of refraction is utilized in ray-tracing to account for the radio propagation delay due to the Earth's electrically neutral atmosphere. It is also used in Satellite link design for the computation of radio wave attenuation in the atmosphere.
International Symposium and Workshop
1.Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering,
March 14-16, 2016 London, UK.
2.Conference on Physics,
June 27-29, 2016 New Orleans, USA.
3.Annual Astronomy and Astrophysics Congress,
August 8-9, 2016 Las Vegas, USA.
4.Mesoscopic and Condensed Matter Physics
October 27-29, 2016 Chicago, USA.
5.Medical Physics and Biophysics,
November 3-5, 2016 Istanbul, Turkey.
6.Atomic and Nuclear Physics,
November 17-19, 2016 Atlanta, USA.
7.SHC 2015, the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry,
December 2nd, 2015, Istanbul, Turkey.
8.International conference on energy systems Istanbul,
December 23rd, 2015 - ICES2015 Istanbul, Turkey.
9.2016 3rd International Conference on Geological and Civil Engineering (ICGCE 2016),
January 12th, 2016, Penang, Malaysia.
10.International Conference on Trends in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering (IC TIME 2016),
February 4th, 2016, Bhopal, India.
11.South-East European Congress on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy,
April 5th, 2016, Sofia, Bulgaria.
12.EurAsia Waste Management Symposium,
May 2nd, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey.
13.Heat Transfer 2016,
September 7th, 2016 Ancona, Italy
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1.The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
2.The Bridgewater Astronomical Society
3.The American Astronomical Society (AAS)
4.The Royal Society in Great Britain
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