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Optical Technology Div. icon

(Gaithersburg, MD)

Albert C. Parr, Chief
Tel 301 975 2316
Fax 301 869 5700

The Optical Technology Division, by advancing knowledge and expertise in targeted areas of optical technology, will provide the highest quality services, technical leadership, and measurement infrastructure to promote the U.S. Economy and support the public welfare and the National defense. The Division has the institutional responsibility for maintaining two SI base units: the unit for temperature, the kelvin, above 1234.96 K and the unit of luminous intensity, the candela.

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