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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1996
  • pp: 78–83

Irradiances of spectral lines in mercury pencil lamps

Joseph Reader, Craig J. Sansonetti, and J. Mervin Bridges  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 1, pp. 78-83 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.35.000078


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Abstract

The irradiances of 37 spectral lines emitted by mercury pencil-type lamps were measured by comparison with calibrated continuum sources. The lines span the region 230–590 nm. For the 14 most prominent lines the absolute irradiances should be useful for radiometric calibrations at an uncertainty level of ∼15% (95% confidence). The ratios of the irradiances for this same group of lines are significantly more reproducible; they should be useful at an uncertainty level of ∼10%.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 14, 1995
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 1995
Published: January 1, 1996

Citation
Joseph Reader, Craig J. Sansonetti, and J. Mervin Bridges, "Irradiances of spectral lines in mercury pencil lamps," Appl. Opt. 35, 78-83 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-35-1-78


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