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Degradation of extreme-ultraviolet optics
Last Updated Date: 09/03/2015

Optical systems that operate at wavelengths in the ultraviolet (UV) and extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) are susceptible to degradation by a number of … more

Detector metrology
Last Updated Date: 09/02/2015

High performance optical radiometers with selected optical detectors are being designed, characterized, and calibrated in the Optical Radiation … more

Vacuum-Ultraviolet Optical Properties of Cryogenic Water Ices
Last Updated Date: 09/01/2015

The optical properties of cryogenic water ices in the vacuum-ultraviolet spectral range are studied.

Extreme Ultraviolet Detector Calibration Service
Last Updated Date: 09/01/2015

The extreme ultraviolet detector (EUVD) calibration service disseminates the U.S. national scale of detector responsivity in the wavelength range … more

Thermometry
Last Updated Date: 08/31/2015

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

EUV Zone Plates for Compact Solar Radiometers
Last Updated Date: 08/28/2015

This project is developing zone plate technology to enable compact solar radiometers for observing the solar 30.4-nm emission from ionized helium … more

SDO/EVE/ESP Calibration
Last Updated Date: 08/25/2015

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

Synchrotron Radiation-based Ultraviolet Source Calibrations
Last Updated Date: 08/25/2015

Bilateral comparison of synchrotron radiation-based deuterium lamp calibrations between the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt PTB and NIST. more

Quantum Dot coated CMOS CID arrays for the UV and VUV
Last Updated Date: 08/25/2015

A technique has been developed for coating commercial off the shelf (COTS) detector arrays with a thin, uniform layer of quantum dots. The quantum … more

Long-Term Monitoring of the Ultraviolet Irradiance Scale
Last Updated Date: 08/25/2015

In 2004, the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST established the ultraviolet spectral irradiance scale from 200 nm to 400 nm using … more

Calibration of the Extreme UV/X-ray Irradiance Sensor (EXIS) for the Geostationary Operations Environment Satellite R-Series Program (GOES-R)
Last Updated Date: 08/25/2015

Calibrations of the The Extreme ultraviolet/X-ray Irradiance Sensor (EXIS), which will be installed on the Geostationary Operations Environment … more

Extreme ultraviolet optical constants
Last Updated Date: 08/25/2015

In the vacuum ultraviolet and extreme ultraviolet (EUV), the indices of refraction of all materials become complex: N = n + ik , or N = 1- d + ik … more

Optical medical imaging
Last Updated Date: 08/24/2015

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

Spectral responsivity measurement
Last Updated Date: 08/24/2015

NIST provides calibration of the spectral responsivity and spatial uniformity of photodetectors for use in industrial and government labs. These … more

Infrared cryogenic blackbody broadband calibration
Last Updated Date: 08/19/2015

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) requires all test facilities to have their blackbodies calibrated at the NIST Low Background Infrared (LBIR) … more

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