Musings in Optics

Integrating the Blackbody Curve, Part 3
Combining the short wavelength and long wavelength approximations for the integrated blackbody spectrum into one formula.
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Solar diffuser for Orbiting Carbon Observatory
a nonimaging calibration system
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Optical Counterparts of Gamma Ray Bursts
a video of the mechanical and optical design of a space telescope for the space station
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Integrating the Blackbody Curve, Part 2
The approximation to the integrated blackbody curve can be improved by summing up some of the terms in the series expansion.
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Integrating the Blackbody Curve, Part 1
The integral of the blackbody radiation curve can be expressed as a series approximation. A rearrangement of the approximation can improve convergence for longer wavelengths.
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