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action spectrum

spectral weighting function

function representing the relative spectral effectiveness of optical radiation, for a specified biological effect, in a specified system

Note 1 to entry: The normalized action spectrum is the wavelength dependence of the inverse of the dose of monochromatic radiation required to induce a certain (biologic) response; the action spectrum is commonly normalized to a value of 1 at the wavelength of "maximum action", i.e. where the smallest dose suffices to induce the required effect.

Note 2 to entry: This entry was numbered 845-06-14 in IEC 60050-845:1987.

Note 3 to entry: This entry was numbered 17-17 and 17-1232 in CIE S 017:2011.

Publication date: 2020-12
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