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Absolute optical calibrations using a simple tungsten bulb: Theory

Harang, O. and Kosch, M. J. (2001) Absolute optical calibrations using a simple tungsten bulb: Theory. In: 28th Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods, 1900-01-01.

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    Abstract

    The absolute spectral intensity calibration of optical detectors has always been difficult. In the past, this was only possible using expensive sources, which had been cross-calibrated against national standards. We describe a simple theoretical approach to absolute optical calibrations using any ordinary Tungsten light bulb. A key element of the theory is transforming Tungsten into an equivalent black body radiator. This permits direct application of Stefan- Boltzmann’s and Planck’s formulas of radiation.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
    Journal or Publication Title: 28th Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods
    Uncontrolled Keywords: DCS-publications-id ; inproc-288 ; DCS-publications-credits ; iono ; DCS-publications-personnel-id ; 7
    Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
    ID Code: 6731
    Deposited By: ep_importer_dcs
    Deposited On: 16 Jun 2008 17:01
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 02:21
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/6731

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