Calibration of a mid-IR optical emission spectrometer with a 256-array PbSe detector and an absolute spectral analysis of IR signatures

Hyungwoo Lee, Changhoon Oh, Jae W. Hahn

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A mid-IR (MWIR) optical emission spectrometer (OES) was designed and constructed to detect the absolute spectral radiant exitance of IR signatures. A 256-array PbSe detector was adopted to analyze the MWIR emission spectrum. Various IR signatures from two flame sources were examined in order to evaluate the performance of the OES and verify its usefulness for low observable technology. The absolute emissions of their IR signatures were calculated and the amount of each emission was compared. The spectral response of the OES in the MWIR range was calibrated using a directly heated graphite blackbody; in addition, the total uncertainty of the OES was determined to be 5.24%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-55
Number of pages6
JournalInfrared Physics and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 28


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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