It is shown that optical elements have an increased radiance factor in the UV region. The objects that form the background on which the detection is carried out absorb UV radiation in this case. This suggests that the UV region is promising for detecting optical devices because of the increased contrast.
© 2012 OSA
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2011
Published: January 30, 2012
V. A. Golovkov, S. V. Solk, and N. I. Shcherbakova, "The possibility of using UV radiation to detect flashing optical elements," J. Opt. Technol. 79, 26-28 (2012)