Measuring System End-to-End Throughput

Basic layout of optical system is as follows.

Light source --> Optics that produce f/9 beam --> SED Machine --> [CCD | Photodiode]

Detection of Light

Read thorlabs photodiode tutorial: http://www.thorlabs.com/tutorials.cfm?tabID=31760

We will be using this series of photodiode: http://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=3328

And pm100usbC of photodiode power measuring: http://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=4037

The manual for reading powers is: http://www.thorlabs.com/thorcat/19500/PM100USB-Manual.pdf

Production of Light

Unmounted LEDs: http://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=2814

Become familiar with wavelength ranges and cost of different LEDs from 370 nm -- 1 ยต

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