OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2408–2412

Measuring the dispersive properties of liquids using a microinterferometer

Alvaro Casas Bedoya, Christelle Monat, Peter Domachuk, Christian Grillet, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 16, pp. 2408-2412 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.002408


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (441 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Using a single-beam, compact interferometer, we measure the refractive index of liquids in the near IR. This highly compact device relies on a silica capillary with a 50 μm inner diameter: it uses a minimal volume of test liquid, isolates the liquid from the humid atmosphere, has broadband operation, and is inherently mechanically stable. These characteristics, in combination with straightforward data acquisition, make it particularly well-suited for measuring the optical properties in the near IR of a wide range of liquids. Using this refractometer, we measure the refractive index of high-index liquids that are expected to be hydroscopic. The accuracy of the refractometer ( ± 0.1 % ) is demonstrated through measuring the indices of air and pure water. We show that the hydroscopic behavior of the probed liquids has little influence on their optical properties in the near IR.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2011
Published: May 25, 2011

Citation
Alvaro Casas Bedoya, Christelle Monat, Peter Domachuk, Christian Grillet, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Measuring the dispersive properties of liquids using a microinterferometer," Appl. Opt. 50, 2408-2412 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-16-2408

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited