Enter the velocity (m/s) and the wavelength (m) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Optical Frequency. 

Optical Frequency Formula

OF = V / WL


  • OF is the Optical Frequency (hz)
  • V is the velocity (m/s)
  • WL is the wavelength (m)

To calculate Optical Frequency, divide the optical velocity by the optical wavelength.

How to Calculate Optical Frequency?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Optical Frequency.

  1. First, determine the velocity (m/s). 
  2. Next, determine the wavelength (m). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = OF = V / WL.
  4. Finally, calculate the Optical Frequency.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

velocity (m/s) = 30000

wavelength (m) = 320