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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 6966–6970

Lambertian radiance and transmission of an integrating sphere

Robert L. Lucke  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 28, pp. 6966-6970 (2007)

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The importance of Lambertian transmission, rather than total transmission, is argued and expressions for both are given. Exact expressions for output radiance are given in terms of both total sphere area and port area. A formula for choosing sphere size to give the maximum Lambertian transmission is developed. Port fractions in the range of 0.1–0.2 are recommended.

OCIS Codes
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(120.3150) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Integrating spheres

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: June 7, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 31, 2007
Published: September 24, 2007

Robert L. Lucke, "Lambertian radiance and transmission of an integrating sphere," Appl. Opt. 46, 6966-6970 (2007)

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