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Interferometric measurement of index of refraction as a function of wavelength in ocular media
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Paper Abstract

A technique for measurement of the index of refraction of ocular components using a dual- beam Michelson interferometer is described. Various coherent light sources with wavelengths between 400-nm and 1060-nm were used in the measurements. The accuracy of this technique allows certainty to one part in ten thousand. Data was collected on triple-distilled water. This method will be used to measure the refractive index of vitreous, aqueous, lens, and cornea in a future experiment. The data will be discussed in the context of linear dispersion effects in the propagation of sub-picosecond laser pulses in laser-ocular safety studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2681, Laser-Tissue Interaction VII, (7 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239609
Show Author Affiliations
David J. Stolarski, The Analytic Sciences Corp. (United States)
Gary D. Noojin, The Analytic Sciences Corp. (United States)
Robert J. Thomas, Air Force Armstrong Lab. (United States)
Benjamin A. Rockwell, Air Force Armstrong Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2681:
Laser-Tissue Interaction VII
Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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