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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1976
  • pp: 2825–2829

Integration over cylindrical luminous volumes using a calibrated piston source

P. H. Lee, G. A. Woolsey, and W. D. Slafer  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 2825-2829 (1976)

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A method is described for measuring the absolute light output from a gas or liquid in a cylindrical tube. The apparatus used is simple to build and use. The technique results in measurements of unusually high accuracy and sensitivity. The volume integration, often done with the aid of a mathematical model, is replaced by the physical measurement made by moving a calibrated luminous disk along the axis of the empty cylindrical tube.

© 1976 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 3, 1976
Published: November 1, 1976

P. H. Lee, G. A. Woolsey, and W. D. Slafer, "Integration over cylindrical luminous volumes using a calibrated piston source," Appl. Opt. 15, 2825-2829 (1976)

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