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Optical Technology Programs & Projects

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Theory of the optical properties of materials
Last Updated Date: 06/20/2016

The overarching objective of this project is reliably calculating the bulk optical properties of materials, such as complex index of refraction, … more

Cold Core Technology Platform
Last Updated Date: 06/03/2016

We are building a cold-atom based sensor program that represents a new approach to metrology—to establish a set of chip-scale tools that enable … more

SDO/EVE/ESP Calibration
Last Updated Date: 04/12/2016

NASA launched the Solar Dynamics Observatory ( SDO ) satellite on 11 Feb 2010 on a mission to study the sun. The EUV Variability Experiment ( EVE … more

Photometry
Last Updated Date: 03/08/2016

The purpose of photometry is to measure light in a way that takes the sensitivity of human visual system into account. While radiometry measures … more

Infrared optical properties of materials and components
Last Updated Date: 03/03/2016

Accurate measurements of the optical properties of materials in the infrared spectral range play an increasingly important role in the aerospace … more

Solid-state lighting metrology
Last Updated Date: 03/03/2016

With the rise of new, energy-efficient solid-state lighting (SSL) systems has come the need for new performance metrics and measurement methods to … more

Color and appearance
Last Updated Date: 03/01/2016

We are developing instrumentation, standards artifacts, and measurement protocols to characterize appearance attributes including color, texture, … more

Laser Applications
Last Updated Date: 01/19/2016

High power lasers capable of continuous output powers ranging from hundreds of watts to tens-of-thousands of watts present exciting opportunities … more

State-resolved Biomolecular Spectroscopies
Last Updated Date: 12/16/2015

Sensitive and fully state resolved spectroscopic methods in the terahertz (THz) and ultraviolet (UV) regions are being developed to investigate … more

Measurement Techniques for Membranes and Membrane Proteins
Last Updated Date: 12/16/2015

Synthetic cell membrane constructs allow the simplification and complete control of a more complicated cellular system, as well as the … more

Spectrophotometry
Last Updated Date: 12/08/2015

Spectrophotometry is the quantitative measurement of the reflection or transmission properties of a material as a function of wavelength. While … more

Thermometry
Last Updated Date: 11/24/2015

The NIST Thermodynamic Metrology Group maintains and develops national standards of temperature (in the range 0.65 K to 1235 K), and supports … more

Laser Radiometry
Last Updated Date: 11/08/2015

Accurate characterization of photonic equipment is important for optical communications, medical devices, semiconductor lithography, manufacturing … more

Terahertz Imaging and Sources
Last Updated Date: 10/13/2015

Imaging in the terahertz frequency range enables the detection of concealed weapons and other contraband (e.g., explosives under clothing) without … more

Optical medical imaging
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2015

The Optical Medical Imaging project was established to advance the application of optical imaging in surgical, clinical, and medical practices. … more

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