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Developments in the NIST Special Test for Spatial Uniformity of Laser and Optical Fiber Power Meters (or Detectors Used with Lasers)

Published

Author(s)

David J. Livigni

Abstract

Detector uniformity is measured using a specially designed system which provides a small beam of laser radiation (at nominal wavelengths of 850 nm, 1300 nm, or 1550 nm) which is scanned across the detector surface. The resulting detector output response is displayed graphically and analyzed statistically. This information is useful for characterizing the quality of a detector and for identifying interference effects caused by, for example, windows with parallel surfaces. Other wavelengths are available upon request.
Proceedings Title
CORM 2005 (Council for Optical Radiation Measurements)
Conference Dates
May 11-13, 2005
Conference Location
Boulder, CO

Keywords

detector, laser, responsivity, spatial, uniformity

Citation

Livigni, D. (2005), Developments in the NIST Special Test for Spatial Uniformity of Laser and Optical Fiber Power Meters (or Detectors Used with Lasers), CORM 2005 (Council for Optical Radiation Measurements), Boulder, CO (Accessed April 25, 2024)
Created May 11, 2005, Updated January 27, 2020