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Simulation of a compact large-area radiometric light source
Author(s): Ping-Shine Shaw
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Paper Abstract

The performance of a novel compact large-area radiometric light source (CLARLS) has recently been demonstrated by the SeaWiFS (sea-viewing wide field-of-view sensor) quality monitor built for the SeaWiFS calibration and validation program. The SeaWiFS quality monitor (SQM) was successfully used as a calibration source onboard two trans-Atlantic cruises. The success of the CLARLS relies mostly on the uniformity of optical radiance it provides for sensor calibration. A theory to model the uniformity must account for the light scattering inside its light chamber. Here, such a model is proposed and the results of the numerical simulation are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3140, Photometric Engineering of Sources and Systems, (26 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.284092
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Ping-Shine Shaw, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3140:
Photometric Engineering of Sources and Systems
Angelo V. Arecchi, Editor(s)

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