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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2000
  • pp: 941–946

Passive Device Based on Plastic Optical Fibers to Determine the Indices of Refraction of Liquids

Joseba Zubia, Germán Garitaonaindía, and Jon Arrúe  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 941-946 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.39.000941


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Abstract

We have designed and measured a passive device based on plastic optical fibers (POF’s) that one can use to determine the indices of refraction of liquids. A complementary software has also been designed to simulate the behavior of the device. We report on the theoretical model developed for the device, its implementation in a simulation software program, and the results of the simulation. A comparison of the experimental and calculated results is also shown and discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides

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Joseba Zubia, Germán Garitaonaindía, and Jon Arrúe, "Passive Device Based on Plastic Optical Fibers to Determine the Indices of Refraction of Liquids," Appl. Opt. 39, 941-946 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-39-6-941


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