This program in the Sensor Science Division of NIST is directed towards developing improved optical materials measurement technology and delivering improved measurements to the optics communities.
Precise and accurate measurements of the optical properties of materials are essential for the advancement of optical technology and their applications. Such measurements include reflectance, transmittance, emittance, absorptance, and index of refraction. Many of these quantities depend upon the geometry (incident angles and/or viewing angles) and polarization. This division-wide, group-crossing program in the NIST Sensor Science Division is directed towards developing improved optical materials measurement technology and delivering improved measurements to the optics communities. Below are lists of staff, projects, instruments, and software associated with this program.
The Optical Properties of Materials program welcomes opportunities to collaborate on joint research, technology, and standards development projects to advance the characterization of the optical pproperties of materials. The group provides multiple opportunities for students, scientists, industry, academia, and other R&D laboratories to collaborate. Specific opportunities depend on current areas of interest within the program, but may include undergraduate research fellowship, postdoctoral fellowships, visiting scientist, and guest researchers as well as various cooperative research arrangements ranging from formal agreements, such as CRADAs, Consortia, and interagency agreements, to informal collaborations. For more details, see Employment and Internship Opportunities and Collaboration Opportunities.