NIST logo
NIST Home > Optical Technology Programs and Projects 
 

Optical Technology Programs & Projects

(showing 16 - 30 of 40)
Optical medical imaging
Last Updated Date: 08/02/2013

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

Hyperspectral Image Projector (HIP)
Last Updated Date: 08/02/2013

Detecting climate change with remote sensing instruments, providing state-of-the-art surveillance imagery for security and defense, or getting the … more

Frequency Conversion Interfaces for Photonic Quantum Systems
Last Updated Date: 07/02/2013

Optical frequency conversion, in which the color of light is changed, is a process that has numerous applications in physics and technology.  For … more

Thermometry
Last Updated Date: 05/08/2013

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

Lunar spectral irradiance and radiance (LUSI)
Last Updated Date: 04/11/2013

LUnar Spectral Irradiance and radiance (LUSI) is a proposed suite of instruments to radiometrically characterize the Moon for use as an on-orbit … more

Absolute cryogenic infrared radiometry
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

In support of defense programs in remote sensing, NIST maintains the scale for infrared radiant flux by using the Absolute Cryogenic radiometer … more

Infrared cryogenic blackbody broadband calibration
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

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

Transfer radiometers and reference detectors
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

We have developed several portable radiometers to transfer the primary detector-based scales for optical power, radiance, and irradiance in the … more

Vacuum-Ultraviolet Optical Properties of Cryogenic Water Ices
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2012

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

Synchrotron Radiation-based Ultraviolet Source Calibrations
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2012

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

Synchrotron Radiation-Based Calibrations for Space Weather Prediction
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2012

Orbital ultraviolet and extreme-ultraviolet spectrometers are calibrated on beamline 2, taking advantage of the calculability of synchrotron … more

Geostationary Operations Environment Satellite R-Series Program (GOES-R) Extreme UV/X-ray Irradiance Sensor (EXIS) Calibration
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2012

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

Photodetector Analysis for Biological Agent Detection
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

Photomultiplier tube (PMT) analysis with respect to PMT sensitivity and long-term stability using synchrotron radiation.

Bilateral Comparison of Spectral Responsivity in the Vacuum-Ultraviolet
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

To compare the calibration capabilities for the spectral responsivity in the vacuum-ultraviolet spectral region between 135 nm and 250 nm, PTB and … more

Long-Term Monitoring of the Ultraviolet Irradiance Scale
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

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

Contact
General Information:
301-975-NIST (6478)
inquiries@nist.gov

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1070
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070