26 July 1999 Closed-form evaluation of thermal contrast
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Abstract
We develop a new expression for the thermal contrast of a black-body radiator. The derivative of exitance of a blackbody radiator with respect to temperature, integrated over the wavelength interval, is given in a closed form. The thermal contrast is found within an interval using a series evaluation and a closed-form compensated approximation. The compensated approximation is more accurate than the series expansion for lower values of x, corresponding to high temperatures and/or longer wavelengths.
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Gonzalo Paez, Gonzalo Paez, Marija Strojnik, Marija Strojnik, } "Closed-form evaluation of thermal contrast", Proc. SPIE 3698, Infrared Technology and Applications XXV, (26 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354494; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.354494
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