OPT 446 - RADIOMETRY, DETECTORS, SOURCES

Semester Hours: 3

Theory and practice of radiometry and photometry. Blackbody radiation and Lambertian sources. Propagation of radiant energy in free space and through optical systems. Detector classes, responsitivity, bandwidth and noise. Power spectral density, properties of sources, photon noise. Prerequisites: OPT 342, MA 238, and PH 112.