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High-accuracy room temperature planar absolute radiometer based on vertically aligned carbon nanotubes

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Author(s)

Anna Vaskuri, Michelle Stephens, Nathan Tomlin, Matthew Spidell, Christopher Yung, Andrew Walowitz, Cameron Straatsma, David Harber, John H. Lehman

Abstract

We have developed a Planar Absolute Radiometer for Room Temperature (PARRoT) that will replace the legacy C-series calorimeter as the free-space continuous-wave laser power detector standard at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This instrument will lower the combined relative expanded measurement uncertainty (k = 2) from 0.84% to 0.13%. PARRoT's performance was validated by comparing its response against a transfer standard silicon trap detector traceable to NIST's primary standard laser optimized cryogenic radiometer (LOCR) and against the C-series calorimeter. On average these comparisons agreed to better than 0.008% and 0.05%, respectively.
Citation
Optics Express
Volume
29
Issue
14

Keywords

Absolute radiometer, bolometer, laser power, primary standard, room temperature, background compensation, vertically aligned carbon nanotubes

Citation

Vaskuri, A. , Stephens, M. , Tomlin, N. , Spidell, M. , Yung, C. , Walowitz, A. , Straatsma, C. , Harber, D. and , J. (2021), High-accuracy room temperature planar absolute radiometer based on vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, Optics Express, [online], https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.427597, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=932047 (Accessed September 17, 2021)
Created July 1, 2021, Updated July 25, 2021