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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.005111


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Abstract

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 × 10-4.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

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

History
Original Manuscript: August 11, 2000
Published: October 1, 2001

Citation
Vincenzo Greco, Lois Hoffer, and Giuseppe Molesini, "Measuring the refractive index of thin liquid films with a spectrometer," Appl. Opt. 40, 5111-5113 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-28-5111


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