OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 41, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1330–1336

Autocompensating interferometer for measuring the changes in refractive index of supercooled water as a function of temperature at 632.8 nm

Lee Carroll and Martin Henry  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 7, pp. 1330-1336 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.001330


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (415 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

An interferometric arrangement that automatically compensates for thermal expansion was used to examine the changes in the refractive index of liquid water at 632.8 nm as a function of temperature from 10 to -15 °C. By combining the results of this research with existing data, we calculated the absolute refractive index in the supercooled region with an accuracy ranging from 3 × 10-6 to 1 × 10-5. A direct observation of the refractive-index maximum of water is reported for the first time to our knowledge and found to occur between 0 and 0.1 °C.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.7340) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Water
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry

History
Original Manuscript: November 13, 2000
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2001
Published: March 1, 2002

Citation
Lee Carroll and Martin Henry, "Autocompensating interferometer for measuring the changes in refractive index of supercooled water as a function of temperature at 632.8 nm," Appl. Opt. 41, 1330-1336 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-7-1330


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. C. A. Angell, “Supercooled water,” in Water: A Comprehensive Treatise, F. Franks, ed. (Plenum, New York, 1982), Vol. 7, 1.
  2. J. M. St-Arnaud, J. Ge, J. Orbriot, T. K. Bose, Ph. Marteau, “An accurate method for refractive index measurements of liquids using two Michelson interferometers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 62, 1411–1414 (1991). [CrossRef]
  3. H. M. Dobbins, E. R. Peck, “Change of refractive index of water as a function of temperature,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 318–320 (1973). [CrossRef]
  4. B. Richerzhagen, “Interferometer for measuring the absolute refractive index of liquid water as a function of temperature at 1.064 µm,” Appl. Opt. 35, 1650–1653 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. A. R. Harvey, “Determination of the optical constants of thin films in the visible by static dispersive Fourier transform spectroscopy,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 3649–3658 (1998). [CrossRef]
  6. L. W. Tilton, J. K. Taylor, “Refractive index and dispersion of distilled water for visible radiation, at temperatures 0 to 60 °C,” J. Res. Natl. Bur. Stand. 20, 419–479 (1938). [CrossRef]
  7. Ch. Saubade, “Indice de rêfraction de l’eau pure aux basses tempêratures, pour la longeur d’onde de 589.3 Å,” J. Phys. (Paris) 42, 359–366 (1981). [CrossRef]
  8. A. H. Harvey, J. S. Gallagher, J. M. H. L. Sengers, “Revised formulation for the refractive index of water and steam as a function of wavelength, temperature and density,” J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data 27, 761–774 (1998). [CrossRef]
  9. G. W. C. Kaye, T. H. Laby, Tables of Physical and Chemical Constants, 16th ed. (Longman, London, 1995), Sect. 2.5.7.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited