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Supercontinuum fiber laser source for reflectance calibrations in remote sensing
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Paper Abstract

The Optical Technology Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides reference measurements of specular and diffuse reflectance of materials, including measurements that provide traceability for diffuser plaques that are used as onboard calibration standards in remote sensing. We are developing new instrumentation that will enable angle-resolved Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) measurements using a supercontinuum fiber laser-based source and a tunable monochromator. A significant improvement in optical power density at the specimen over that of lamp-based sources is expected. We present an overview of the source design and evaluation, including the predicted impact of supercontinuum sources on our next generation of BRDF measurement instrumentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2010
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 7807, Earth Observing Systems XV, 78070B (27 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859923
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Clarence J. Zarobila, Jung Research & Development Corp. (United States)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Heather J. Patrick, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7807:
Earth Observing Systems XV
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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