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Laser Transmissometer Calibration Of Long-Path Atmospheric Transmission Measurements
Author(s): James A. Dowling
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Paper Abstract

The requirements for accurate long-path atmospheric transmission data have increased during recent years. These data are required to further the development of computer models now being widely used for the prediction of visible and infrared electro-optical systems' performance. Some recent examples of long-path transmission data collected with conventional broadband and monochromatic laser transmissometer systems will be presented and compared to current model predictions. The use of large aperture optical systems in long-path laser transmission measurements and the subsequent use of these data for transmission calibration of high-resolution Fourier transform spectra will be examined and examples of recent results will be presented. The advantages and limitations of using laser transmissometer measurements for calibration of both broadband and high resolution transmission measurements will be discussed, making use of these examples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 1982
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0308, Contemporary Infrared Standards and Calibration, (4 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932790
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James A. Dowling, OptiMetrics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0308:
Contemporary Infrared Standards and Calibration
Herbert Kaplan; Frederic M. Zweibaum, Editor(s)

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