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| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 17, 2007

Complex refractive index of turbid liquids

Ilpo Niskanen, Jukka Räty, and Kai-Erik Peiponen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 7, pp. 862-864 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000862


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Abstract

We present a multifunction spectrophotometer for the measurement of light reflection from thick and transmission from very thin turbid liquid samples. Moreover, we present a method to get the complex refractive index of such turbid liquids. As an example of the high performance of the device and the method, we present data on inks that are used in offset printing.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4530) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical constants
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: November 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Ilpo Niskanen, Jukka Räty, and Kai-Erik Peiponen, "Complex refractive index of turbid liquids," Opt. Lett. 32, 862-864 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-7-862


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