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Publication Citation: Uncertainty calculation for spectral-responsivity measurements

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Author(s): John H. Lehman; Chih-Ming Wang; Marla L. Dowell; Joshua A. Hadler;
Title: Uncertainty calculation for spectral-responsivity measurements
Published: September 01, 2009
Abstract: This paper discusses a procedure for measuring the absolute spectral responsivity of optical-fiber power meters and computation of the calibration uncertainty. The procedure reconciles measurement results associated with a monochromator-based measurement system with those obtained with laser sources coupled with optical fiber. Relative expanded uncertainties based on the methods from the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement and from Supplement 1 to the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement -Propagation of Distributions using a Monte Carlo Method are derived and compared. An example is used to illustrate the procedures and calculation of uncertainties.
Citation: Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Volume: 114
Issue: 5
Pages: pp. 287 - 291
Keywords: measurement uncertainty; optical fiber; optical power; spectral responsivity
Research Areas: Standards
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