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CARBON NANOTUBE ABSOLUTE RADIOMETER

A radiometer includes a substrate; a radiation absorber disposed on the substrate to absorb radiation; a thermal member disposed on the substrate to change electrical resistance in response to a change in temperature of the radiometer; and a thermal link to connect the radiometer to a thermal reference; wherein the radiation absorber, the thermal member, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes, the carbon nanotubes being mutually aligned with respect to the substrate, and the radiometer being configured to detect optical power.
Inventors: 
John Lenahan, Nathan Tomlin
Patent Number: 
9,291,499
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
13-008
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