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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 5396–5403

High accuracy dual lens transmittance measurements

Jessica Cheung, James L. Gardner, Alan Migdall, Sergey Polyakov, and Michael Ware  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 22, pp. 5396-5403 (2007)

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We show how to determine the transmittance of short focal length lenses ( f 19 mm and f 25 mm , in this case) with a combined uncertainty of 3 parts in 10 4 or better by measuring transmittances of lens pairs of a set of three or more lenses with the same nominal focal length. Uncertainties are minimized by optimizing the radiometric design of the setup and the measurement procedure. The technique is particularly useful in systems where the detector acceptance angle limits the beam geometry to relatively collimated beams.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: February 22, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2007
Published: July 23, 2007

Jessica Cheung, James L. Gardner, Alan Migdall, Sergey Polyakov, and Michael Ware, "High accuracy dual lens transmittance measurements," Appl. Opt. 46, 5396-5403 (2007)

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