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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2010
  • pp: 790–797

Simultaneous measurement of group refractive index and thickness of optical samples using optical coherence tomography

Hsu-Chih Cheng and Yi-Cheng Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 5, pp. 790-797 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.000790


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Abstract

Optical coherence tomography (OCT), based on a Michelson interferometer and utilizing low coherence light as the optical source, is a novel technique for the noninvasive imaging of optical scattering media. A simple OCT scheme based on a 3 × 3 fiber coupler is presented for the simultaneous measurement of the refractive index and thickness of optical samples. The proposed system enables the refractive index and thickness to be determined without any prior knowledge of the sample parameters and is characterized by a simple and compact configuration, a straightforward measurement procedure, and a low cost. The feasibility of the proposed approach is demonstrated experimentally using BK7 and B270 optical glass samples.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: September 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 28, 2009
Published: February 2, 2010

Citation
Hsu-Chih Cheng and Yi-Cheng Liu, "Simultaneous measurement of group refractive index and thickness of optical samples using optical coherence tomography," Appl. Opt. 49, 790-797 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-5-790

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