Transmittance Measurement of the Nonplanar Optical Based on Focal-Plane-Array Camera


Aiming to solve the problem that it is difficult to accurately measure UV cut-off transmittance of xenon quartz glass by using present spectrophotometer in China SG III project. Through the analysis, we believe that its reason was that the xenon quartz glass was nonplanar so the outgoing beam geometry from under-test was different from that from standard sample. A method of transmittance measurement based on focal-plane-array camera was proposed in this article. The effects of camera uniformity and spot sampling on transmittance measurement were analyzed theoretically. This method, which can reduce the effect of beam geometry on transmittance measurement and eliminate the cutting error occurring during light transmission by monitoring the completeness of incident beam in real-time, is verified from experiments. The random standard uncertainty of this method here is 0.035% or less. It is particularly useful in the transmittance measurement of nonplanar optical.

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C. Su, F. Jiang, Y. Zhuang and G. Cao, "Transmittance Measurement of the Nonplanar Optical Based on Focal-Plane-Array Camera," Engineering, Vol. 4 No. 6, 2012, pp. 285-290. doi: 10.4236/eng.2012.46037.

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