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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2001
  • pp: 5111–5113

Measuring the Refractive Index of Thin Liquid Films with a Spectrometer

Vincenzo Greco, Lois Hoffer, and Giuseppe Molesini  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 28, pp. 5111-5113 (2001)

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We discuss the manufacture and use of a prism pair to measure the refractive index of thin liquid films with a spectrometer. The method requires only a drop of liquid and is accurate to ~2 × 10<sup>−4</sup>.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation

Vincenzo Greco, Lois Hoffer, and Giuseppe Molesini, "Measuring the Refractive Index of Thin Liquid Films with a Spectrometer," Appl. Opt. 40, 5111-5113 (2001)

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