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SURF III: the next-generation radiometric storage ring facility at NIST
Author(s): Thomas R. O'Brian
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Paper Abstract

The National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD is upgrading the Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility (SURF II) electron storage ring to serve as an absolute radiometric standard of unprecedented accuracy spanning the soft x-ray through infrared spectral regions. Major upgrades in the storage ring magnet system will substantially improve the uniformity of the magnetic field accelerating the stored electrons, and permit the new facility (SURF III) to operate at higher electron energies, extending the useful spectral range to at least 600 eV (about 2 nm). Parallel improvements in radiometric measurement of stored electron current will reduce the absolute spectral irradiance uncertainty in SURF III to about 0.5% or less from the infrared through far ultraviolet spectral range. A recently completed cryogenic electrical substitution radiometer will be used for high accuracy radiometry (0.1% order absolute uncertainty) exploiting SURF as a bright ultraviolet source. These developments will reduce the uncertainty in SURF-based ultraviolet radiometry by a factor of two to five, depending on wavelength and application. We will review the current states of ultraviolet radiometry at SURF II, discuss the SURF III storage ring upgrade, and outline the new radiometry programs planned for SURF III.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2831, Ultraviolet Atmospheric and Space Remote Sensing: Methods and Instrumentation, (8 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.257200
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Thomas R. O'Brian, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2831:
Ultraviolet Atmospheric and Space Remote Sensing: Methods and Instrumentation
Robert E. Huffman; Christos G. Stergis, Editor(s)

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