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Fast measurement of the refractive-index dispersion of dilute liquid solutions of absorbing molecules
Author(s): Elizareth Hernández-Sánchez; Humberto Contreras-Tello; Celia Sánchez-Pérez; Augusto García-Valenzuela
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Paper Abstract

We describe a fast method for measuring the refractive-index dispersion of transparent and absorbing liquid solutions. The method is based on measuring the reflectance spectra of an optical beam of white light in an internal reflection configuration near the critical angle defined by the refractive indices of the incident medium (a glass prism) and that of the solvent, which is assumed to be transparent. From a few reflectance spectra taken near the critical angle with the pure solvent and the solution, the dispersion of the contribution to the refractive index of the solute (the sample) can be obtained. We present results with solutions of Rodamine 6G dissolved in distilled water and in methanol showing the feasibility of the proposed method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 December 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7499, Seventh Symposium Optics in Industry, 74990E (3 December 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.851114
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Elizareth Hernández-Sánchez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Humberto Contreras-Tello, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Celia Sánchez-Pérez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Augusto García-Valenzuela, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7499:
Seventh Symposium Optics in Industry
Guillermo García Torales; Jorge L. Flores Núñez; Gilberto Gómez Rosas; Eric Rosas, Editor(s)

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