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  • Vol. 49, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1959
  • pp: 1202–1206

Measurement of the Complex Index of Refraction of Liquids below 5-mm Wavelength

CHARLES PINE, WILLIAM G. ZOELLNER, and JOHN H. ROHRBAUGH  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 49, Issue 12, pp. 1202-1206 (1959)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.49.001202


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Abstract

A variable-length reflection cell is employed in the free-space determination of the complex index of refraction of liquids at mm wavelengths. Explicit expressions are obtained for both the ordinary index of refraction η and the extinction coefficient K.

The results of measurements on toluene, dioxane, and cyclohexane are reported for wavelengths of 4.2 mm, 3.2 mm, 2.5 mm, and 1.8 mm.

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CHARLES PINE, WILLIAM G. ZOELLNER, and JOHN H. ROHRBAUGH, "Measurement of the Complex Index of Refraction of Liquids below 5-mm Wavelength," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 49, 1202-1206 (1959)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-49-12-1202


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