Abstract

A series of 26 selenium glass filters with cutoffs uniformly paced over the visible spectrum is used as the basic set of filters to determine the relative spectral sensitivity function of a given photoelectric receiver. Certain characteristics of these filters, such as non-uniformity of transmittance across the filter surface and temperature dependence, impair the precision of the transmittance measurements as well as photocell-response measurements. Nevertheless it is possible to derive fairly well-conditioned matrices of difference functions obtained from the basic set of cutoff filters, which will allow a satisfactory determination of a spectral sensitivity function. Experimental as well as numerical implications are discussed in detail on the basis of a practical example.

© 1961 Optical Society of America

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