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Subject: Are refractive indices additive?

Date: Thu Mar 22 14:16:51 2012
Posted by sunny
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I was wondering if the net refractive index due to two different materials stacked 
next to each other, would be the sum of their refractive indices? Take for example  
two different glass materials combined together to make one composite material?

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