Goddard Space Flight Center has developed the practice of measuring far ultraviolet (FUV) transmission of optical systems, and components, in a gaseous nitrogen environment, and applied the technique to tests of several flight optical systems. This practice is a flexible, cheap, safe, and reliable alternative to equivalent testing in vacuum chambers.
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Douglas B. Leviton, John G. Hagopian, Paul H. Geithner, Rene A. Boucarut, Timothy J. Madison, Ritva A.M. Keski-Kuha, George Hartig, Lawrence D. Gardner, and Thomas A. French, "Measuring Efficiency of Far Ultraviolet Optical Systems in Gaseous Nitrogen," Appl. Opt. 36, 9099-9100 (1997)