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Radiometry and the Detection of Optical Radiation



Radiometry and the Detection of Optical Radiation

Robert W. Boyd

ISBN: 978-0-471-86188-1 May 1983 272 Pages


Presents a treatment of fundamental aspects of the generation, transfer and detection of optical and infra-red radiation. Emphasis placed on practical aspects of radiometry in detection. Discusses formal principles of radiometry, signal-to-noise considerations in the detection of optical radiation, and the operation of various radiation detectors. Includes tables and graphs of blackbody functions.
Electromagnetic Radiation.


Theory of Blackbody Radiation.

Applications of Blackbody Radiation Theory.

Advanced Topics in Radiometry.

Photometry and Vision.

Radiation Detectors.

Noise in the Detection Process.

Photoemissive Detectors.

Photoconductive Detectors.

Photovoltaic Detectors.

Coherent Detection.

Thermal Detectors.

Fluctuations of the Radiation Field.