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Figure 13 A Simple Detector Based on the Fresnel Method of Refractive Index Measurement

A commercial refractive index detector working on the Fresnel principle is shown diagramatically in figure 14. Light from a tungsten lamp passes through an IR filter (to minimize thermal effects) onto a magnifying assembly and prism that also splits the beam into two.

Figure 14 A Diagram of the Optical System of a Refractive Index Detector Operating on the Fresnel Method