We have developed a fiber-optics surface-light-scattering spectrometer completely designed with optical fiber components. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of a noninvasive measurement of the surface tension and the viscosity of simple liquid-vapor interfaces with a fiber-optics-based sensor system. With this approach we obtain a compact size, a significant increase in the signal-to-noise ratio, and the ability to select from a continuum of wave vectors. (C) 1997 Optical Society of America.
Tin, Padetha; Mann, J. Adin; Meyer, William V.; and Taylor, Thomas W., "Fiber-Optics Surface-Light-Scattering Spectrometer" (1997). Physics Faculty Publications. 108.
Tin, Padetha, J. Adin Mann, William V. Meyer, and Thomas W. Taylor. "Fiber-Optics Surface-Light-Scattering Spectrometer." Applied Optics 36 (1997): 7601-7604.
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