Abstract

Starting from the general concept of sensitivity as the quotient of effect by cause, the differential spectral and relative spectral sensitivities of a radiation detector are derived. If the effect is not proportional to the cause, it is shown that a relative spectral sensitivity without restrictions may be defined only by referring to equal effect but not to equal cause. Some consequences of this condition are discussed.

© 1968 Optical Society of America

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