what is the difference between relative and absolute refractive indices?

Asked by bhimaasman | 6th Dec, 2009, 08:16: PM

Expert Answer:

Absolute refractive index is with respect to light speed in vaccum while relative can be with respect to light speed in a reference medium such as water, glass.

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Answered by  | 6th Dec, 2009, 09:25: PM

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