Abstract

We derive a simple model for the angular-intensity profiles of diffuse light transmitted from a turbid colloid into a transparent medium of higher refractive index (RI) near the critical angle. Adjusting this model to experimental profiles obtained with an Abbe-type refractometer offers a sensitive and robust way of measuring the complex effective RI of highly scattering media.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Refractive index measurement of turbid media by transmission of backscattered light near the critical angle

H. Contreras-Tello and A. García-Valenzuela
Appl. Opt. 53(21) 4768-4778 (2014)

Coherent reflection of light from a turbid suspension of particles in an internal-reflection configuration: Theory versus experiment

Augusto García-Valenzuela, Rubén G. Barrera, Celia Sánchez-Pérez, Alejandro Reyes-Coronado, and Eugenio R. Méndez
Opt. Express 13(18) 6723-6737 (2005)

Real part of refractive index measurement approach for absorbing liquid

Hao Liu, Junwei Ye, Kecheng Yang, Min Xia, Wenping Guo, and Wei Li
Appl. Opt. 54(19) 6046-6052 (2015)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription