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Optical Engineering

Implementation of a System of Optical Calibration Based on Pyroelectric Radiometry
Author(s): W. M. Doyle; B. C. McIntosh; Jon Geist
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Paper Abstract

This paper is a status report covering the development of detector-based standards for optical calibration. It briefly treats, in historical perspective, the philosophy and technology underlying the use of detectors as standards and assesses the impact of recent technological developments. Next, the development and operation of the Electrically Calibrated Pyroelectric Radiometer (ECPR) are described, and the methods used to characterize this instrument are outlined. Finally, we review the present capabilities of the ECPR and summarize some of the measurements to which it has been applied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1976
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 15(6) 156541 doi: 10.1117/12.7972040
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 15, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
W. M. Doyle, Laser Precision Corporation (United States)
B. C. McIntosh, Laser Precision Corporation (United States)
Jon Geist, National Bureau of Standards (United States)


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