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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2006
  • pp: 7657–7660

Measurement of wavelengths with phosphor storage image plates on a grazing incidence spectrograph

Joseph Reader, Uri Feldman, and Charles M. Brown  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 29, pp. 7657-7660 (2006)

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We recorded the spectra emitted by a Ne/Mg Penning discharge and by sliding spark discharges of Y and Mo in the 150–450 Å range with phosphor storage image plates on a 10.7   m grazing incidence spectrograph. To obtain better conformance of the image plates to the focal surface of the concave grating, the plates were mounted on the curved surface with a backing of flexible steel plates. The exposed plates were read by a rotary drum scanner. With these techniques we achieved a wavelength accuracy of approximately 0.003 Å. This is comparable to what is normally obtained with photographic plates on this instrument.

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OCIS Codes
(000.2170) General : Equipment and techniques
(040.7190) Detectors : Ultraviolet
(110.2970) Imaging systems : Image detection systems
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(300.6540) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultraviolet

Original Manuscript: April 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 24, 2006

Joseph Reader, Uri Feldman, and Charles M. Brown, "Measurement of wavelengths with phosphor storage image plates on a grazing incidence spectrograph," Appl. Opt. 45, 7657-7660 (2006)

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