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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 3 — Mar. 7, 2006

Fiber-optic multiband radiometer for online measurements of near room temperature and emissivity

Igor Uman and Abraham Katzir  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 3, pp. 326-328 (2006)

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A multiband infrared fiber-optic radiometer was developed for online near room temperature and emissivity measurements. Real time measurements were carried out on gray and selective bodies at near room temperature. The mean accuracy obtained for the body temperature was roughly 1 ° C and for emissivity was roughly 0.03. The radiometer is capable of performing measurements without prior knowledge of the body emissivity. Incorporation of fiber optics allows one to perform measurements without a clear line of sight between the radiometer and the body. This radiometer will have important applications in biology, electronics, and other areas.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(120.5630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Radiometry
(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2005

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Vol. 1, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Igor Uman and Abraham Katzir, "Fiber-optic multiband radiometer for online measurements of near room temperature and emissivity," Opt. Lett. 31, 326-328 (2006)

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