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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1985
  • pp: 1151–1155

Piezooptic behavior of certain fluids

Jonathan D. Weiss  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 1151-1155 (1985)

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In this paper we present an analysis of pressure-volume data for certain optical fluids, which characterizes them by two parameters: their bulk moduli and the pressure derivative of their bulk moduli, both evaluated at zero pressure. We then relate their refractive-index changes to density and pressure using this analysis and the Lorentz-Lorenz equation with a density-dependent polarizability. An example of the use of such fluids in a fiber-optic pressure gauge being developed at Sandia is also discussed.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 11, 1984
Published: April 15, 1985

Jonathan D. Weiss, "Piezooptic behavior of certain fluids," Appl. Opt. 24, 1151-1155 (1985)

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  1. R. P. Cargille Laboratories, Inc., 55 Commerce Rd., Cedar Grove, N.J.07009.
  2. Work performed by the National Bureau of Standards for Sandia National Laboratories under contract 71-7913. The report is unpublished but available on request.
  3. See, for example, L. C. Chhabildas, A. L. Ruoff, “Isothermal Equation of State for Sodium Chloride by the Length-Change-Measurement Technique,” J. Appl. Phys. 47, 4182 (1976). [CrossRef]
  4. K. Vedam, P. Limsuwan, “Piezo- and Elasto-optic Properties of Liquids under High Pressure. II: Refractive Index vs Density,” J. Chem. Phys. 69, 4772 (1978). [CrossRef]
  5. F. I. Mopsik, “Dielectric Properties of Slightly Polar Organic Liquids as a Function of Pressure, Volume, and Density,” J. Chem. Phys. 50, 2559 (1969). [CrossRef]
  6. R. Sacher, Cargille Laboratories; private communication.
  7. K. Vedam, P. Limsuwan, “Piezo- and Elasto-optic Properties of Liquids under High Pressure. I: Refractive Index vs Pressure and Strain,” J. Chem. Phys. 69, 4762 (1978). [CrossRef]

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