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Standardization of UV LED measurements

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Author(s)

George P. Eppeldauer, Thomas C. Larason, Howard W. Yoon

Abstract

Traditionally used source spectral-distribution or detector spectral-response based standards cannot be applied for accurate UV LED measurements. Since the CIE standardized rectangular-shape spectral response function for UV measurements cannot be realized with small spectral mismatch when using filtered detectors, the UV measurement errors can be several times ten percent or larger. The UV LEDs produce broadband radiation and both their peaks or spectral bandwidths can change significantly. The detectors used for the measurement of these LEDs also have different spectral bandwidths. In the discussed example, where LEDs with 365 nm peak are applied for fluorescent crack-recognition using liquid penetrant (non-destructive) inspection, the broadband radiometric LED (signal) measurement procedure is standardized. A UV LED irradiance-source was calibrated against an FEL lamp standard to determine its spectral irradiance. The spectral irradiance responsivity of a reference UV meter was also calibrated. The output signal of the reference UV meter was calculated from the spectral irradiance of the UV source and the spectral irradiance responsivity of the reference UV meter. From the output signal, both the integrated irradiance (in the reference plane of the reference meter) and the integrated responsivity of the reference meter were determined. Test UV meters calibrated for integrated responsivity against the reference UV meter, can be used to determine the integrated irradiance from a field UV source. The obtained 5 % (k=2) measurement uncertainty can be decreased when meters with spectral response close to a constant value are selected.
Proceedings Title
Fourteenth International Conference on Solid State Lighting and LED-based Illumination Systems
Volume
9571
Conference Dates
August 9-13, 2015
Conference Location
San Diego,

Keywords

UV LED, UV standard, broadband UV measurement, broadband LED measurement, integrated irradiance, integrated responsivity, UV meter

Citation

Eppeldauer, G. , Larason, T. and Yoon, H. (2015), Standardization of UV LED measurements, Fourteenth International Conference on Solid State Lighting and LED-based Illumination Systems, San Diego, , [online], https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2189714 (Accessed June 18, 2024)

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Created September 8, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018