The Synchrotron Ultraviolet RAdiation Facility (SURF III) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology provides a unique opportunity for high-accuracy UV to infrared radiometry due to the 70-fold improvement in the uniformity of the magnetic field from the previous generation of SURF. This improvement enables the properties of the output radiation such as spectral power, angular spread, and polarization to be more accurately predicted based on the use of the Schwinger's equation. The radiation from SURF III is completely characterized by only three parameters, the magnetic field, the radius of the electron beam trajectory, and the electron beam current. For radiometry, the calculability of SURF III provides an important standard light source for source intercomparison. In contrast to the widely used blackbody source where the thermal radiation is completely characterized by the temperature and the emissivity of the blackbody walls, synchrotron radiation extends the wavelength range to UV and x-ray which is impractical for blackbody sources. At SURF III, a new beamline, beamline 3, is constructed as a white light beamline for source-based radiometry. We describe the design of the new beamline 3 and its front-end high accuracy electron beam current monitor. This monitor not only measures one of the three fundamental parameters, the electron beam current, it also serves as an electron beam diagnostic tool. We also discuss ways to verify the calculability of SURF III using filter radiometers.
Citation: Review of Scientific Instruments
Issue: No. 3
Pub Type: Journals
detector standards, irradiance, radiometry, responsivity, synchrotron radiation