ISO 11382 provides guidelines for the description of data sheets for infrared materials. It specifies the nomenclature and the properties of infrared materials which are reported on such data sheets. These data sheets do not necessarily contain information on every property identified in this International Standard.
ISO 11382 also specifies the parameters needed to characterize optical materials intended for use in the infrared spectral range from 0,78 µm to 25 µm and provides various methods to be used for measuring these parameters.
ISO 11382 is applicable only to materials used in the manufacture of passive optical components. The properties of materials used in active applications (e.g. optoelectronics) are not taken into account.
Materials specified in ISO 11382 can also be applicable to other spectral domains (microwaves; visible or UV).