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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2008
  • pp: 843–848

Capillary refractometer integrated in a microfluidic configuration

Sergio Calixto, Martha Rosete-Aguilar, David Monzon-Hernandez, and Vladimir P. Minkovich  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 6, pp. 843-848 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.000843


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Abstract

We propose a microfluidic method to measure the refractive index of liquids. This method is based on the dynamic focusing by a capillary when liquids with different refractive indexes are inserted into it. Fabrication of such a refractometer has been done by encapsulating two fibers and a capillary. A calibration method is proposed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(120.5710) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Refraction
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 21, 2007
Published: February 20, 2008

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Citation
Sergio Calixto, Martha Rosete-Aguilar, David Monzon-Hernandez, and Vladimir P. Minkovich, "Capillary refractometer integrated in a microfluidic configuration," Appl. Opt. 47, 843-848 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-6-843


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