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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1978
  • pp: 3547–3554

Low-background large-aperture infrared measurement facility: performance

Rudolf H. Meier and Alan B. Dauger  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 3547-3554 (1978)

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A novel ir measurement facility that generates a 43-cm diam collimated beam of radiant flux in a simulated exoatmospheric environment has been built and evaluated. The broadband and spectral irradiance of the beam was measured with a calibrated integral three-grating spectroradiometer. The irradiance values cover a range of 108, with near Planckian distribution at higher flux densities. The beam source can also generate monochromatic radiation tunable from 2 μm to 32 μm. Diffraction losses at the source aperture have been estimated.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 14, 1977
Published: November 15, 1978

Rudolf H. Meier and Alan B. Dauger, "Low-background large-aperture infrared measurement facility: performance," Appl. Opt. 17, 3547-3554 (1978)

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  1. R. H. Meier, A. B. Dauger, Appl. Opt. 17, 3541 (1978). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. R. H. Meier, Appl. Opt. 14, 1021 (1975). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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  4. W. B. Fussell, Tables of Diffraction Losses, NBS Technical Note 594-8 (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1974).

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