Table of Contents - Light Measurement Handbook

1 What is Light?

  • Electromagnetic Wave Theory
  • Ultraviolet Light
  • Visible Light
  • Color Models
  • Infrared Light

2 The Power of Light

  • Quantum Theory
  • Flat Response
  • Visible Light
  • Effective Irradiance

3 How Light Behaves

  • Reflection
  • Transmission: Beer-Lambert or Bouger’s Law
  • Refraction: Snell’s Law
  • Diffraction
  • Interference

4 Manipulating Light

  • Diffusion
  • Collimation
  • Transmission Losses
  • Focusing Lenses
  • Mirrors
  • Concave Mirrors
  • Internal Transmittance
  • Prisms
  • Diffraction Gratings

5 Light Sources

  • Blackbody Radiation
  • Incandescent Sources
  • Luminescent Sources
  • Sunlight

6 Basic Principles

  • The Inverse Square Law
  • Point Source Approximation
  • Lambert’s Cosine Law
  • Lambertian Surface

7 Measurement Geometries

  • Solid Angles
  • Radiant and Luminous Flux
  • Irradiance and Illuminance:
  • Cosine Law
  • Calculating Source Distance
  • Radiance and Luminance:
  • Irradiance From An Extended Source:
  • Radiant and Luminous Intensity:
  • Converting Between Geometries

8 Setting Up An Optical Bench

  • A Baffled Light Track
  • Kinematic Mounts

9 Graphing Data

  • Line Sources
  • Polar Spatial Plots
  • Cartesian Spatial Plots
  • Logarithmically Scaled Plots
  • Linearly Scaled Plots
  • Linear vs. Diabatie Spectral Transmission Curves

10 Choosing a Detector

  • Sensitivity
  • Silicon Photodiodes
  • Solar-Blind Vacuum Photodiodes
  • Multi-Junction Thermopiles

11 Choosing a Filter

  • Spectral Matching

12 Choosing Input Optics

  • Cosine Diffusers
  • Radiance Lens Barrels
  • Fiber Optics
  • Integrating Spheres
  • High Gain Lenses

13 Choosing a Radiometer

  • Floating Current to Current Amplification
  • Transimpedance Amplification
  • Integration
  • Zero 

14 Calibration
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