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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 6 — Jun. 10, 2011
  • pp: 062901–

Light transmission in porous silicon dioxide filled with liquids of different refractive indices

Jun Li, Xinzheng Zhang, Fan Shi, Yan Xu, Pidong Wang, Xuanyi Yu, and Jingjun Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 6, pp. 062901- (2011)


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Abstract

Optical transmission at 532 nm from nonabsorbing disordered porous silicon dioxide has been studied experimentally. The transmission behaviors can be adjusted by filling the pores with liquids of different refractive indics, which are analyzed based on the theory of diffusion in a weak scattering regime. In our experiment, the transmission coefficient changes from a value less than 1% to one that is greater than 75%, that is, the opaque sample becomes transparent, which means that the transport mean free path of light within the material has been effectively adjusted. In addition, this method is a useful nondestructive method to derive the refractive index of an unknown bulk porous material.

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OCIS Codes
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(290.1990) Scattering : Diffusion
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements

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Jun Li, Xinzheng Zhang, Fan Shi, Yan Xu, Pidong Wang, Xuanyi Yu, and Jingjun Xu, "Light transmission in porous silicon dioxide filled with liquids of different refractive indices," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 062901- (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-9-6-062901


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