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Design and Characterization of a Photometer--Colorimeter Standard

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Author(s)

George P. Eppeldauer, M Racz

Abstract

A photometer/tristimulus colorimeter has been developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to realize a color scale. A novel construction was developed to implement the spectral responsivity based scale with small uncertainty. The new device can be used as a reference illuminance and luminance meter as well. Temperature controlled filter combinations, with 5 to 8 layers in one package, are used to match the responsivity of a Si tunnel-trap detector to the CIE color matching functions with small spectral mismatch values (fi'). Design considerations to extend the tunnel-trap detector with replaceable single and double apertures and changeable filter combinations are described. The design and fabrication of the filter packages and the dependence of the fi' values on the thickness of the filter layers are discussed. The colorimeter was characterized for angular, spatial, and spectral responsivity. An improved preamplifier can convert current to voltage in 11-decade dynamic range with 0.01% uncertainty.
Citation
Applied Optics
Volume
43
Issue
No. 13

Keywords

chromaticity, colorimeter, filters, illuminance luminance, photometer, spectral responsivity, standard, trap detector, tristimulus

Citation

Eppeldauer, G. and Racz, M. (2004), Design and Characterization of a Photometer--Colorimeter Standard, Applied Optics (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created May 1, 2004, Updated February 17, 2017