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:

We will be using this series of photodiode:

And pm100usbC of photodiode power measuring:

The manual for reading powers is:

Production of Light

Unmounted LEDs:

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