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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 5404–5407

Measurement of refractive index of isotropic particles by incorporating a multifunction spectrophotometer and immersion liquid method

Ilpo Niskanen, Jukka Räty, and Kai-Erik Peiponen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 22, pp. 5404-5407 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.005404


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Abstract

We propose a sequence of transmission and reflection measurements that makes it possible to get a relatively accurate estimate for refractive index of optically isotropic powder materials. This method makes use of immersion liquids and a multifunction spectrophotometer, which we have constructed recently. As an example we present data for C a F 2 .

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.1840) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Densitometers, reflectometers
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: March 7, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2007
Published: July 23, 2007

Citation
Ilpo Niskanen, Jukka Räty, and Kai-Erik Peiponen, "Measurement of refractive index of isotropic particles by incorporating a multifunction spectrophotometer and immersion liquid method," Appl. Opt. 46, 5404-5407 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-22-5404


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