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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1986
  • pp: 3710–3714

Apparatus function of a prism-grating double monochromator

Robert D. Saunders and John B. Shumaker  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 20, pp. 3710-3714 (1986)

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The slit function of a double monochromator has been studied using a dye laser and a few ion laser lines. The value of the slit function is about 9 orders of magnitude below the peak at 300 nm from the line center. The difference between the slit function obtained by the monochromator scanning over a fixed spectral line and that obtained by tuning a spectral line through a fixed monochromator setting is found to be negligible for all but the most demanding applications. Also reported is a prominent structure in the slit function which is attributed to the intermediate slit of the instrument.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 14, 1986
Published: October 15, 1986

Robert D. Saunders and John B. Shumaker, "Apparatus function of a prism-grating double monochromator," Appl. Opt. 25, 3710-3714 (1986)

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  1. Identification of commercial equipment to specify adequately the experimental problem does not imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Bureau of Standards or does it imply that the equipment identified is necessarily the best available for the purpose.
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