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Simon G. Kaplan

My research interests include spectrophotometry and radiometry. I have worked on the characterization of optical materials and components in support of UV photolithography and infrared remote sensing applications. Currently I am leading the Low Background Infrared (LBIR) facility for absolute detector-based irradiance and radiance calibrations in support of missile defense as well as climate monitoring technology.

Research projects:

Absolute cryogenic infrared radiometry

DUV sources and materials characterization

Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometric (FTIS) facility

Simon Kaplan


Sensor Science Division
Infrared Technology Group

Employment History:

1995-present, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

1992-1995, University of Maryland, College Park, MD


Ph.D.  Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

B.A.  Physics, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH


Phone: 301-975-2336
Fax: 301-840-8551