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)