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vol 59 / DECEMBER, 2016
Article
UDC 535.32

MODERNIZATION OF ABBE REFRACTOMETER AND THEORETICAL JUSTIFICATION OF INCREASE IN ITS ACCURACY

V. K. Kirillovsky
State Educational Establishment of High Professional Education “Saint-Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics”; Professor


A. M. Golubev
ITMO University, Department of Applied and Computer Optics; Post-Graduate Student


Abstract. Abbe refractometer under consideration is improved with the use of contouring method ensuring a clear dividing line between the light and the dark half-planes in the eyepiece. The Monte-Carlo method is applied to derive a theoretical justification of increase in the refractometer accuracy.
Keywords: refractive index, Abbe refractometer, measurement accuracy, simulation, Monte-Carlo method