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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2013
  • pp: 18538–18552

Absolute instrument spectral response measurements using angle-resolved parametric fluorescence

Feng-Kuo Hsu and Chih-Wei Lai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 18538-18552 (2013)

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The broadband parametric fluorescence from a nonlinear crystal can be used as a compact primary source instead of a blackbody for absolute measurements of instrument spectral efficiency. We describe such a setup for measuring the instrument spectral response function in the wavelength range from 450 to 1000 nm. We perform angle–resolved imaging spectroscopy of conical parametric fluorescence in a beta-barium borate crystal pumped by a 405-nm diode laser. The experimental angle–resolved spectra and the generation efficiency of parametric down–conversion agree with a plane-wave theoretical analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: May 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2013
Published: July 26, 2013

Feng-Kuo Hsu and Chih-Wei Lai, "Absolute instrument spectral response measurements using angle-resolved parametric fluorescence," Opt. Express 21, 18538-18552 (2013)

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