Abstract

Most methods for testing the linearity of detectors use steps which are small compared with the total linear range of the detector. The uncertainties of each small step accumulate if large flux ratios are considered. For testing the linearity of Si photodiodes for large flux ratios, such a ratio was generated by reflecting a laser beam at two fused quartz surfaces. The ratio between the twice reflected and the incident flux was calculated from the refractive index. Measurements on one Si photodiode are reported.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Multidecade linearity measurements on Si photodiodes

W. Budde
Appl. Opt. 18(10) 1555-1558 (1979)

Definition of the linearity range of Si photodiodes

W. Budde
Appl. Opt. 22(11) 1780-1784 (1983)

Physics of photon-flux measurements with silicon photodiodes

Jon Geist, Warren K. Gladden, and Edward F. Zalewski
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72(8) 1068-1075 (1982)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription