An innovative sensor with a spectral response equivalent to the erythemal action curve for ultraviolet total effective irradiance measurements is presented. Optical and sensor components have been selected after the characterization of different samples. The design is based on an innovative interferential filter, which has been realized and tested. A first prototype has been assembled and characterized. Our measurements demonstrate the feasibility and potential of this instrument.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 20, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2007
Published: July 6, 2007
Vol. 2, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Maria-Guglielmina Pelizzo, Denis Garoli, and Piergiorgio Nicolosi, "Realization of a radiometric head for measurements of ultraviolet total erythemal effective irradiance," Appl. Opt. 46, 4977-4984 (2007)