We demonstrate an optical device that can record in real-time the refractive index of fluids with an accuracy of at least 10-5. Our refractometer is fully automated, compact, inexpensive, and has no mechanical moving parts.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5480) Optical devices : Prisms
S. Bali, M. McClimans, C. LaPlante, and D. Bonner, "A Fully Automated, Compact, Portable Device for Detecting Changes at the 10 ppm Level in the Refractive Index of Fluids," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JWA28.
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