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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2001
  • pp: 3232–3234

Radiation from a nonisothermal spherical cavity: an exact solution

Michael J. Caola  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 19, pp. 3232-3234 (2001)

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A numerical solution is given for the radiation intensity from a spherical cavity whose spatial temperature and emissivity are both arbitrary. This simplifies and clarifies previous research. A numerical example with large axial temperature gradient is given, and it is suggested that this analysis could help establish the spherical cavity as a radiation standard.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(120.5630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Radiometry
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(350.5610) Other areas of optics : Radiation

Original Manuscript: October 2, 2000
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2001
Published: July 1, 2001

Michael J. Caola, "Radiation from a nonisothermal spherical cavity: an exact solution," Appl. Opt. 40, 3232-3234 (2001)

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