The wavelengths of 19 spectral lines in the region 253–579 nm emitted by Hg pencil-type lamps were measured by Fourier-transform spectroscopy. Precise calibration of the spectra was obtained with wavelengths of 198Hg as external standards. Our recommended values should be useful as wavelength-calibration standards for moderate-resolution spectrometers at an uncertainty level of 0.0001 nm.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 14, 1995
Revised Manuscript: August 7, 1995
Published: January 1, 1996
Craig J. Sansonetti, Marc L. Salit, and Joseph Reader, "Wavelengths of spectral lines in mercury pencil lamps," Appl. Opt. 35, 74-77 (1996)