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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 2073–2080

Refractive index measurement through image analysis with an optofluidic device

Sergio Calixto, Martha Rosete-Aguilar, Francisco J. Sanchez-Marin, Margarita Calixto-Solano, and Carlos López-Mariscal  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 2073-2080 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.002073


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Abstract

We present a novel optical method, to our knowledge, to measure the refractive index of liquids by means of the images produced by an optofluidic lens. In addition we propose a new method to make optofluidic lenses.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 6, 2012
Published: January 17, 2012

Virtual Issues
Vol. 7, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Sergio Calixto, Martha Rosete-Aguilar, Francisco J. Sanchez-Marin, Margarita Calixto-Solano, and Carlos López-Mariscal, "Refractive index measurement through image analysis with an optofluidic device," Opt. Express 20, 2073-2080 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-3-2073


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