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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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|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
|Deposited On:||16 Jun 2008 17:01|
|Last Modified:||27 Jul 2012 02:21|
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