5 June 2008 Optical object detection in paper improved by refractive index matching and mechanical treatment
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Proceedings Volume 7022, Advanced Laser Technologies 2007; 70221A (2008) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.804109
Event: Advanced Laser Technologies 2007, 2007, Levi, Finland
Two different paper grades were tested with a clearing agent to measure how much mechanical smoothening can improve transparency inside paper. The paper grades were newsprint and supercalendered paper. The paper furnishes of both papers were alike, but the supercalendered paper was mechanically smoothened. Anise oil was used as the clearing agent, but similar measurements were also done with air and water. Black lines 8.5 μm to 281.1 μm wide were placed behind layers of cleared paper and transparency was measured with a microscope. When anise oil was the clearing agent, supercalendering improved transparent paper grammage from 139 g/m2 to 164 g/m2. With water the improvement was from 40 g/m2 to 51 g/m2. With air the improvement was not determinable. As a conclusion, it is recommended that paper is smoothened if it needs to be studied optically. Optical coherence tomography, for example, would benefit from this treatment.
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J. Saarela, S. Heikkinen, T. Fabritius, R. Myllylä, "Optical object detection in paper improved by refractive index matching and mechanical treatment", Proc. SPIE 7022, Advanced Laser Technologies 2007, 70221A (5 June 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.804109; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.804109

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