Abstract

An apparatus is described for the fully automatic measurement of the relative spectral sensitivity distributions of photoelectric receivers. A substitution method is used in which, after calibration of an auxiliary photomultiplier against a reference thermopile, the sample receiver is mounted in the position formerly occupied by the thermopile. Precision and accuracy of the measurements are discussed.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

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1969 (1)

1967 (1)

1965 (3)

1964 (2)

K. Bischoff, Optik 21, 521 (1964).

S. Licht, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 35, 1027 (1964).
[CrossRef]

1963 (1)

1962 (1)

E. H. Stupp, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 33, 1215 (1962).
[CrossRef]

1961 (2)

A. R. Boileau, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 51, 1457 (1961).

N. Mori, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 51, 1015 (1961).
[CrossRef]

1960 (1)

1956 (2)

H. Mitsuhashi, T. Nakayama, J. Phys. Soc. Japan 11, 308 (1956).
[CrossRef]

G. Bauer, Z. Phys. 145, 279 (1956).
[CrossRef]

1953 (1)

D. G. Avery, P. H. Hammond, J. Sci. Instrum. 30, 400 (1953).
[CrossRef]

1941 (1)

1931 (1)

Avery, D. G.

D. G. Avery, P. H. Hammond, J. Sci. Instrum. 30, 400 (1953).
[CrossRef]

Bates, R. L.

Bauer, G.

G. Bauer, Z. Phys. 145, 279 (1956).
[CrossRef]

Bischoff, K.

K. Bischoff, Optik 21, 521 (1964).

Bloom, L. R.

Boileau, A. R.

A. R. Boileau, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 51, 1457 (1961).

Eisenmann, W. L.

Fleming, H. E.

Gaw, W.

Gignac, D.

Hahn, D.

D. Hahn, J. Weidermann, P.T.B.-Milleilunger 4/65, p. 323.

Hammond, P. H.

D. G. Avery, P. H. Hammond, J. Sci. Instrum. 30, 400 (1953).
[CrossRef]

Krochmann, J.

J. Krochmann, Lichttechnik 17, 79A (1965).

Licht, S.

S. Licht, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 35, 1027 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Merrian, J. D.

Mitsuhashi, H.

H. Mitsuhashi, T. Nakayama, J. Phys. Soc. Japan 11, 308 (1956).
[CrossRef]

Mori, N.

Nakayama, T.

H. Mitsuhashi, T. Nakayama, J. Phys. Soc. Japan 11, 308 (1956).
[CrossRef]

Pierce, W. C.

Sanders, C. L.

Stair, R.

Stupp, E. H.

E. H. Stupp, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 33, 1215 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Tykociner, J. T.

Wark, D. Q.

Weidermann, J.

D. Hahn, J. Weidermann, P.T.B.-Milleilunger 4/65, p. 323.

Wright, H.

Wyszecki, G.

Young, T. F.

Appl. Opt. (4)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (6)

J. Phys. Soc. Japan (1)

H. Mitsuhashi, T. Nakayama, J. Phys. Soc. Japan 11, 308 (1956).
[CrossRef]

J. Sci. Instrum. (1)

D. G. Avery, P. H. Hammond, J. Sci. Instrum. 30, 400 (1953).
[CrossRef]

Lichttechnik (1)

J. Krochmann, Lichttechnik 17, 79A (1965).

Optik (1)

K. Bischoff, Optik 21, 521 (1964).

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (2)

S. Licht, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 35, 1027 (1964).
[CrossRef]

E. H. Stupp, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 33, 1215 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Z. Phys. (1)

G. Bauer, Z. Phys. 145, 279 (1956).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

The authors are greatly indebted to K. Bischoff, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Germany, for making this comparison and for valuable discussions.

The spectral transmittances of the glass filters were measured in a Cary model 14 spectrophotometer. E0(λ) was determined in the apparatus described in Ref. 16.

D. Hahn, J. Weidermann, P.T.B.-Milleilunger 4/65, p. 323.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of s(λ) apparatus.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Contact closures during one cycle. The hatched bar indicates the period of closure of the switch.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Averaged spectral sensitivity distribution of photocell VB 59.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectral transmittances of filters for the filter test and spectral power distribution E(λ) of light source + fixed filter combination.

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Table I Precision of s(λ) Apparatus

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T c , i = E ( λ ) T i ( λ ) s ( λ ) d λ / E ( λ ) s ( λ ) d λ .
s ( λ ) = s ( λ + Δ λ ) ,

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