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1. Tunable Laser Techniques for Improving the Precision of Optical Astronomy
Published: 9/13/2012
Authors: Keith R Lykke, Claire Elizabeth Cramer, John Taylor Woodward IV, Steven W Brown, Ping-Shine Shaw
Abstract: Improving the precision of optical astronomy requires not only new telescopes and instrumentation, but also advances in observing protocols, calibrations and data analysis. The Laser Applications Group at the National Institute of Standards and Techn ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911767

2. Stray light correction algorithm for multi-spectral hyperspectral spectrographs
Published: 6/1/2012
Authors: Michael Feinholz, Stephanie J Flora, Steven W Brown, Yuqin Zong, Keith R Lykke, Mark A. Yarbrough, Bettye C Johnson, D. K. Clark
Abstract: An algorithm is developed to correct a multi-channel fiber-coupled spectrograph for stray or scattered light within the system. The efficacy of the algorithm is evaluated based on a series of validation measurements of sources with different spectra ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=909987

3. New method for spectral irradiance and radiance responsivity calibrations using kHz pulsed tunable optical parametric oscillators
Published: 3/2/2012
Authors: Yuqin Zong, Steven W Brown, George P Eppeldauer, Keith R Lykke, Yoshihiro Ohno
Abstract: Continuous-wave (CW) tunable lasers have been used for detector calibrations, especially for spectral irradiance and radiance responsivity, for many years at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other national metrology insti ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=909993

4. Hyperspectral Image Projector Applications
Published: 2/15/2012
Authors: Joseph Paul Rice, Steven W Brown, David W Allen, Howard W Yoon, Maritoni Abatayo Litorja, Jeeseong Hwang
Abstract: For the past several years NIST has been developing, along with several collaborators, a Hyperspectral Image Projector (HIP). This scene projector produces high-resolution programmable spectra and projects them into dynamic two-dimensional images ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910575

5. Ground-based observatory operations optimized and enhanced by direct atmospheric measurements
Published: 7/22/2010
Authors: John T McGraw, Peter C Zimmer, Azzam Mansour, Dean C Hines, Anthony B Hull, Lisa Rossmann, Daniel C Zirzow, Steven W Brown, Gerald T Fraser, Keith R Lykke, Allan W. Smith, John Taylor Woodward IV, Christopher W Stubbs
Abstract: Earth‰s atmosphere represents a turbulent, turbid refractive element for every ground-based telescope. We describe the significantly enhanced and optimized operation of observatories supported by the combination of a lidar and spectrophotometer that ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906521

6. Spectroradiometric Calibration of Telescopes using Laser Illumination of Flat Field Screens
Published: 7/15/2010
Authors: Steven W Brown, Claire Elizabeth Cramer, Keith R Lykke, Allan W. Smith, John Taylor Woodward IV, Peter Doherty, Emilio Falco, Christopher W Stubbs
Abstract: It is standard practice at many telescopes to take a series of flat field images prior to an observation run. Typically the flat field consists of a screen mounted inside the telescope dome that is uniformly illuminated with a broadband light source ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906058

7. Internal quantum efficiency modeling of silicon photodiodes
Published: 4/1/2010
Authors: Thomas R. Gentile, Steven W Brown, Keith R Lykke, Ping-Shine Shaw, John Taylor Woodward IV
Abstract: Results are presented for modeling of the internal quantum efficiency (IQE) of silicon photodiodes in the 400 nm to 900 nm wavelength range. The IQE data are based on measurements of the external quantum efficiencies of three transmission trap detec ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=904680

8. Hyperspectral Imager Characterization and Calibration
Published: 12/1/2009
Authors: John Taylor Woodward IV, Steven W Brown, Allan W. Smith, Keith R Lykke
Abstract: Current radiometric calibration standards, specifically blackbody and lamp-based optical radiation sources, produce spatially, spectrally, and temporally simple scenes. Hyperspectral imaging instruments, which in-practice view spatially, spectrally, ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=903023

9. Report on the Key Comparison CCPR K2.a-2003
Published: 10/30/2009
Authors: Yoshihiro Ohno, Steven W Brown, Thomas C Larason
Abstract: Under the framework of Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) for national measurements standards and for calibration and measurement certificates issued by National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) signed in 1999, an international comparison of spectral re ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=904379

10. Absolute Flux Calibration of Stars; Calibration of the Reference Telescope
Published: 6/2/2009
Authors: Allan W. Smith, John Taylor Woodward IV, Colleen Alana Jenkins, Steven W Brown, Keith R Lykke
Abstract: Absolute stellar photometry is based on 1970s terrestrial measurements of the star Vega with instruments calibrated using the Planckian radiance from a Cu fixed-point blackbody. Significant advances in absolute radiometry have been made in the last 3 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=900900



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