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Stationary phase in Spectrally Resolved White Light Interferometry (SRWLI) as a refractometry tool
Author(s): Jose E. Calatroni; Carmen Sainz; Rafael A. Escalona
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Paper Abstract

A new method for real-time obtention of the dispersion behavior n=n(λ) of a transparent media is presented. The procedure stands on the analysis of the hybrid bidimensional fringe pattern obtained at the exit plane of a spectrometer which performs the spectral analysis of a white light interferogram. The phase of the signal depends both on a spatial coordinate and the chromatic variable wavenumber σ=λ-1. Taking profit of the dispersion behavior of the sample the phase of the signal can be forced to become stationary at certain points of this hybrid plane. The line which connects the stationary phase points can be experimentally obtained through an appropriate numerical fitting. It stores the parameters of a Cauchy approximation for the refractive index.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.524587
Show Author Affiliations
Jose E. Calatroni, Univ. Simon Bolivar (Venezuela)
Carmen Sainz, Univ. Metropolitana (Venezuela)
Rafael A. Escalona, Univ. Simon Bolivar (Venezuela)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4829:
19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life
Giancarlo C. Righini; Anna Consortini, Editor(s)

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