Abstract

Measurements of the spatial, spectral, and temporal characteristics of the beam irradiance of a carbon arc solar simulator are reported. Pyroelectric radiometer measurements of total irradiance and spectroradiometer measurements of spectral irradiance are presented. The solar simulator spectral irradiance is compared with the ASTM standard AM 1.5 global solar spectral irradiance over a wavelength region of 300–2500 nm. The suitability of the solar simulator for laser receiver testing is discussed.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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