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Polarimetric applications to identify bee honey
Author(s): Rafael Espinosa-Luna; Izcoatl Saucedo-Orozco; Cynthia Viridiana Santiago-Lona; Juan Manuel Franco-Sánchez; Alejandro Magallanes-Luján
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A polarimetric characterization, consisting of the Mueller matrix determination and the measurement of the refractive index, is employed to study bee honey and corn syrup differences. Two samples of commercial marks of bee honey and one sample of commercial mark corn syrup are studied. Results show the corn syrup and one of the bee honey samples have a similar polarimetric behavior, which differs from the second bee honey sample. This behavior can be employed as a simple, qualitative test, to discriminate true bee honey from corn syrup or from adulterated bee honey.s-powe

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Date Published: 15 October 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8287, Eighth Symposium Optics in Industry, 82870F (15 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.911903
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Rafael Espinosa-Luna, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
Izcoatl Saucedo-Orozco, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
Cynthia Viridiana Santiago-Lona, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
Juan Manuel Franco-Sánchez, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
Alejandro Magallanes-Luján, Univ. Autónoma de Zacatecas (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8287:
Eighth Symposium Optics in Industry
Eric Rosas; Norberto Arzate; Ismael Torres; Juan Sumaya, Editor(s)

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