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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1983
  • pp: 3070–3072

Refractive-Index measurements of liquids used in conjunction with optical fibers

Peter R. Cooper  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 19, pp. 3070-3072 (1983)

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Refractive-index measurements of ten liquids were made at nine discrete wavelengths over the 589–1674-nm spectral range using a Hilger-Chance refractometer with a modified viewing system. The total error in refractive-index measurement was considered to be ±3 × 10−4. In all cases, the variation in refractive index with increasing wavelength was found to be a smooth monotonically decreasing function that could be accurately fitted by the Cauchy formula. Constants for the latter have been given.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 5, 1983
Published: October 1, 1983

Peter R. Cooper, "Refractive-Index measurements of liquids used in conjunction with optical fibers," Appl. Opt. 22, 3070-3072 (1983)

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  1. P. R. Cooper, Appl. Opt. 21, 3413 (1982). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. P. Sacher, Cargille Inc.; private communication.

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