Basic Concepts and Definitions of Infrared Radiation Theory

  • Mikaél’ A. Bramson
Part of the Optical Physics and Engineering book series (OPEG)


The infrared energy emitted by thermal sources covers a wide frequency band in the spectrum of electromagnetic waves. Like light, infrared radiation is now understood to have both wave and corpuscular properties. The properties complement each other and never manifest themselves separately. The wavelength λ or the wave number v is usually taken as the parameter to differentiate the types of radiation.


Boiling Point Attenuation Coefficient Spectral Index Radiant Flux Radiant Emittance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikaél’ A. Bramson
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  1. 1.Institute of Mineral FuelsAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

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