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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1981
  • pp: 4054–4058

Fading of quinoline dye by light: application to the measurement of the integrated lamp output and solar energy

Hideo Okabe  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 23, pp. 4054-4058 (1981)

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The fading rates of plastic plates dyed with a quinoline derivative (quinophthalone) have been measured under exposure to light of 366-, 404.7-, and 435.8-nm wavelengths and to a high pressure Xe arc. The initial quantum yield of fading is 2 × 10−5 and is independent of incident wavelengths. The correlation between the fading by lamp exposure and that by solar exposure is obtained using a filtered 1000-W Xe arc, a simulated solar radiation source. The fading plates provide simple and inexpensive means to measure the integrated lamp output and solar energy.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 6, 1981
Published: December 1, 1981

Hideo Okabe, "Fading of quinoline dye by light: application to the measurement of the integrated lamp output and solar energy," Appl. Opt. 20, 4054-4058 (1981)

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