. Find out, from Table, the medium having highest optical density
Find out, from Table, the medium having highest optical density. Also find the medium with lowest optical density
|Material medium||Refractive index||Material medium||Refractive index|
|Fused quartz||1.46||Dense flint glass||1.65|
Lowest optical density = Air
Highest optical density = Diamond
The optical density of a medium is directly related to its refractive index. A medium with the highest refractive index will have the highest optical density and vice-versa.
It can be observed from the table that air and diamond respectively have the lowest and highest refractive index. Hence, air has the lowest optical density and diamond has the highest optical density.