The report summarizes the operating principle of electrically calibrated thermal detectors of optical radiation.
It also describes their main components, lists their error sources, suggests experimental procedures to determine their systematic errors and discusses their main application areas.
An extensive list of references enables the reader to refer to specialist literature should more detailed information be required.
The report is intended as a giude for non-specialist users of such instruments, giving them the background required for using these devices and an objective means for assessing their performance.
The publication is written in English, with a short summary in French and German. It consists of 41 pages and 6 figures, and it is readily available at the National Committees of the CIE or via the CIE Webshop.
The following members of TC 2.2 “Detectors“ took part in the preparation of this Technical Report.