EF3Radiometry and photometry

Level: Basic

Engineers or technicians wishing to master radiophotometry for applications in metrology, materials, aeronautics, surveillance, defense, medical biology, transportation…

Language of the training: French
Maximum capacity: 12
Price: 2150 € HT -
Duration: 5 days - 35 h
  • Understand and deepen the basics of radiometry and photometry
  • Know how to choose and to use commercial instruments (luxmeters, luminancemeters, spectroluminancemeters, colorimeters)
  • Know how to develop dedicated test benches (characterisation of lighting sources or optical components, metrology, instruments calibration...)
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Radiometry and photometry
Addressed topics

Basics of radiometry and metrology
Sources, surfaces/media, detectors
Industrial and commercial applications

The program


  • Basics of radiometry: general laws, physical quantities, sets of units
  • Metrology and main types of photometers
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Sources
  • Surfaces and media
  • Detectors: principles of operation and main characteristics
  • Colorimetry
  • Exercices
  • Applications
  • Détectors


  • Luminance and intensity measurements
  • Lighting sources characterisation
  • Photometric characterisation of two objectives
Methodology and assessment

Courses and exercices
Interactive demonstrations

Next session: date to be defined

  • May 13, 2019 to May 17, 2019 EF3 | Radiometry and photometry Palaiseau
Pedagogical manager(s):
  • Isabelle Ribet - Senior scientist at Onera, professor associated with Institut d'Optique

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