Test Station covers all ranges of spectral calibration.

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Spectral Test Station provides 100 mm dia collimated and wavelength variable monochromatic light beam to illuminate, spectrally calibrate, and document radiometric sensitivity and response characteristics of spectral and hyper-spectral sensors. Featuring up to 4 snap-in, turret-mounted gratings, it delivers discrete bands of selected monochromatic light and/or scans selected spectral regions from less than 200 nm UV to greater than 14 µm LWIR wavelength range.



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Spectral Calibration and Test Station



Visible, Mid-wave and Long-wave Infrared

McPherson's new Spectral Test Station provides a 100mm diameter collimated and wavelength variable monochromatic light beam to illuminate, spectrally calibrate and document radiometric sensitivity and response characteristics of spectral and hyper-spectral sensors.

The Spectral Test Station (STS) delivers discrete bands of selected monochromatic light and/or scans selected spectral regions in the <200nm UV to >14um LWIR wavelength range. Up to four turret mounted gratings assure efficient coverage of wide spectral ranges. The gratings "snap-in" feature permits to easily replace gratings or add broad or narrow band reflecting mirrors. This provides means for testing sensors and detectors with integrated as well as spectrally dispersed light. The system is especially useful for QC testing of multiple detector chips, CCDs or focal plane arrays in a given wavelength range and for given pixel responsiveness. Chips on substrates in the up to four inch size range can be reliably tested. Output beam collimation is interferometrically tested.

Direct and peripheral sensitivities of sensors with integrated optics or "light gatherers" with limited horizon and trajectory determining "nose cones" can be tested. So can UV, Visible and Infrared seekers and other sensors as well as imaging devices and spectrometers.

McPherson, the long established and nationally and internationally recognized developer and manufacturer of research and routine XUV, UV, Visible and IR optical dispersion spectrometers and monochromators is proud to introduce this unique product, the STS, to the industrial and scientific QC and R&D community.

For more information contact:

Erik Schoeffel
McPherson, Inc.
Telephone 978-256-4512 (1-800-255-1055 in USA), fax 978-250-8625
Email MCP@McPhersonInc.com
Web www.McPhersonInc.com

McPherson, Inc., 7A Stuart Road, Chelmsford MA 01824-4107

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