For the convenience of monochromator users, the constant-bandwidth operation of a Czerny–Turner monochromator is reviewed and clarified for continuously variable and for discretely variable slit widths. A procedure for selecting the discrete slit widths that are necessary for nearly constant-bandwidth scanning is presented.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 21, 1999
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 1999
Published: February 1, 2000
Kris M. Rosfjord, Ricardo A. Villalaz, and Thomas K. Gaylord, "Constant-bandwidth scanning of the Czerny–Turner monochromator," Appl. Opt. 39, 568-572 (2000)