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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1971
  • pp: 34–37

A Convenient Technique for Determining the Relative Quantum Efficiency of a Monochromator and Detector System

J. L. Kohl, L. J. Curtis, D. A. Chojnacki, and R. M. Schectman  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 34-37 (1971)

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A technique is described for determining the relative efficiency with wavelength of a monochromator and detector system using single photon detection. The method described utilizes a commercially available standard of spectral irradiance and provides a convenient, straightforward, and accurate technique for making the calibration, which is applicable over large ranges of wavelength and detector sensitivity. The calibration procedure has been designed to fill a need in atomic spectroscopy for a convenient method of determining the relative intensities of spectral lines in measurements which require single photon detection.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 7, 1970
Published: January 1, 1971

J. L. Kohl, L. J. Curtis, D. A. Chojnacki, and R. M. Schectman, "A Convenient Technique for Determining the Relative Quantum Efficiency of a Monochromator and Detector System," Appl. Opt. 10, 34-37 (1971)

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