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Advanced infrared radiometry and imaging
Last Modified: 09/29/2015

Radiation thermometers and blackbodies can be calibrated using a set of blackbodies. These blackbodies can vary in size and can be fixed-points of … more

Aluminum Oxide Photodetector Transfer Standard
Last Modified: 09/03/2015

Aluminum oxide (Al 2 O 3 ) photodiodes are issued by NIST as transfer standard detectors in the extreme ultraviolet spectral region (5 nm to 125 … more

Aperture area measurement facility
Last Modified: 12/15/2011

NIST has established an absolute aperture area measurement facility for circular and near-circular apertures use in radiometric instruments. The … more

Beamline 1: Degradation of EUV filters and mirrors
Last Modified: 05/02/2016

Beamline 1 separates a swath of light from the SURF III electron storage ring into two parts. The first part is collected in Beamline 1a by a … more

Beamline 10: Electron beam imaging
Last Modified: 03/25/2015

Beamline 10 of the Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility is a diagnostics end-station used to determine the transverse size of the stored … more

Beamline 2: Spectrometer Calibrations
Last Modified: 05/02/2016

Absolute irradiance calibrations based on the calculability of synchrotron radiation are performed on beamline 2. See GOES-R/EXIS and SDO as … more

Beamline 5: Electron beam imaging
Last Modified: 08/20/2015

Beamline 5 of the Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility is a diagnostics end-station used to determine the transverse size of the stored … more

Beamline 7:  EUV reflectometry
Last Modified: 05/02/2016

The NIST/DARPA EUV Reflectometry facility began in the late 1980's to make measurements of the reflectivity of EUV multilayer optics for … more

Beamline 8: EUV Surface Chemistry & Lifetime
Last Modified: 05/02/2016

The purpose of the end station on Beamline 8 at the Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility (SURF III) is to study the degradation of materials … more

Bidirectional optical scattering facility
Last Modified: 11/28/2014

Goniometric optical scatter instrument (GOSI) The bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) quantifies the angular distribution of … more

BMDO transfer radiometer (BXR)
Last Modified: 09/30/2015

NIST developed the BMDO transfer radiometer (BXR) to calibrate small-aperture blackbodies for the test facilities of the Missile Defense Agency … more

Color and appearance metrology facility
Last Modified: 01/08/2015

The NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory has established the color and appearance metrology facility to support calibration services for 0°/45° … more

Complete hemispherical infrared laser-based reflectometer (CHILR)
Last Modified: 07/27/2015

A custom instrument, the Complete Hemispherical infrared Laser-based Reflectometer (CHILR), employs a gold integrating sphere and is used for the … more

Continuous-wave terahertz spectrometer
Last Modified: 10/05/2015

The continuous-wave terahertz spectrometer makes use of two near-infrared lasers. The first laser is a fixed-frequency cw ring Ti:Saph laser … more

EUV Detector Radiometry Beamline
Last Modified: 05/02/2016

The EUV Detector Radiometry Beamline (BL-9) is devoted to detector-based radiometry and other measurements of optical properties in the extreme … more

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