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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2000
  • pp: 6517–6518

Solar Radiometer With Light-Emitting Diodes As Spectrally-Selective Detectors

Forrest M. Mims, III  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 34, pp. 6517-6518 (2000)

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Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can function as very stable, spectrally selective photodiodes in simple Sun photometers. This technology has now been applied to inexpensive solar radiometers designed to measure full-sky solar irradiance at various wavelengths.

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Forrest M. Mims, "Solar Radiometer With Light-Emitting Diodes As Spectrally-Selective Detectors," Appl. Opt. 39, 6517-6518 (2000)

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  1. Forrest M. MimsLight Emitting Diodes, Howard W. Sams & Co., 118–9 (1973).
  2. Forrest M. Mims, “A Sun Photometer with Light-Emitting Diodes as Spectrally Selective Detectors,” Applied Optics, 31, 6965–7 (1992).
  3. Forrest M. Mims, An International Haze Monitoring Network for Students, Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 80, 1421–31 (1999).

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