Optical Radiometry

Edited by

  • Albert Parr, Ph.D., MS in Physics, BS in Physics with Honors and BS in Mathematics, Space Dynamics Lab (SDL) at Utah State University in Logan, UT, USA
  • Raju Datla, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, U.S.A.
  • James Gardner, CSIRO National Measurements Laboratory, West Lindfield, NSW, Australia

This book deals with the practice of Optical Radiation Measurements with introductory material to introduce the topics discussed. It will be most useful for students, scientists and engineers working in any academic, industrial or governmental projects related to optical radiation. The book contains chapters that treat in detail the procedures and techniques for the characterization of both sources and detectors to the highest degree of accuracy and reliability. It has a chapter devoted specifically to optical measurements of laser sources and fiberoptics for communication and a chapter devoted to uncertainty in measurement and its treatment with real examples of optical measurements. The book contains introductory materials that will allow a newcomer to radiometry to develop the expertise to perform exacting and accurate measurement. The authors stress the various causes of uncertainty in each phase of a measurement and thus allow for users to arrive at a correct assessment of their uncertainty of measurement in their particular circumstance.
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Optical Metrologists, Remote Sensing Scientists, Industrial Laboratories and Production Managers and Scientific Libraries.


Book information

  • Published: October 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-475988-6

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1 - Introduction to Radiometry (R.U. Datla and A.C. Parr)Chapter 2 - Absolute Radiometers (N.P. Fox and J.P. Rice)Chapter 3 - Realization of Spectral Responsivity Scales (L.P. Boivin)Chapter 4 - Transfer Standard Filter Radiometers: Applications to Fundamental Scales (G.P. Eppeldauer, S.W. Brown and K.R. Lykke)Chapter 5 - Primary Sources for Use in Radiometry (J. Hollandt, J. Seidel, R. Klein, G. Ulm, A. Migdall and M. Ware)Chapter 6 - Uncertainty Estimates in Radiometry (J.L. Gardner)Chapter 7 - Photometry (Y. Ohno)Chapter 8 - Laser Radiometry (G.W. Day)Chapter 9 - Diffraction Effects in Radiometry (E.L. Shirley)Chapter 10 - The Calibration and Characterization of Earth Remote Sensing and Environmental Monitoring Instruments (J.J. Butler, B.C. Johnson and R.A. Barnes)Appendix A - Example: Calibration of a Cryogenic Blackbody (R.U. Datla, E.L. Shirley and A.C. Parr)Appendix B - Uncertainty Example: Spectral Irradiance Transfer with Absolute Calibration by Reference to Illuminance (J.L. Gardner)Index