Optical Radiometry

Optical Radiometry

1st Edition - October 12, 2005

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  • Editors: Albert Parr, Raju Datla, James Gardner
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124759886
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080454924

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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.

Key Features

· Authors are from the Standards laboratories of AUSTRALIA, CANADA, ENGLAND, GERMANY and the USA.
· Latest techniques and practice of laboratory measurements to achieve the highest accuracy in the use of sources or detectors.
· Unique illustrations of the apparatus and measurement techniques.
· Practical measurement examples of calibration with full uncertainty analysis.
· Comprehensive treatment of optical standards such as sources, detectors and radiometers.
· A complete chapter on laser power measurements and standards for fiber optic measurements
· A complete chapter on correlations in radiometry and practical examples.
· A chapter devoted to diffraction effects in radiometry


Optical Metrologists, Remote Sensing Scientists, Industrial Laboratories and Production Managers and Scientific Libraries.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    Chapter 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)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 586
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2005
  • Published: October 12, 2005
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124759886
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080454924

About the Series Volume Editors

Albert Parr

Albert Parr
Dr. Parr received an MS and PhD (1970) from the University of Chicago and was involved in research in synchrotron radiation research and development, spectroscopy, and ion chemistry at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He joined the Optical Technology Division in 1986 and was active in developing new calibration and measurement strategies based upon the high accuracy cryogenic radiometer. This includes redefinition of the U.S. National SI units of the candela and lumen based upon measurements directly traceable to the cryogenic radiometer. Dr. Parr retired as Chief of the Optical Technology Division in 2007 and continues to consult on radiometric matters related to remote sensing in addition to editor work on the Elsevier series, Experimental Methods in the Physical Sciences. Dr. Parr has published extensively on his research and has over 100 articles in the scientific literature.

Affiliations and Expertise

Space Dynamics Lab (SDL) at Utah State University in Logan, UT, USA

Raju Datla

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, U.S.A.

James Gardner

Affiliations and Expertise

CSIRO National Measurements Laboratory, West Lindfield, NSW, Australia

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