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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2006
  • pp: 8855–8862

Accurate wavelength calibration in the near-infrared for multielement analysis without the need for reference spectra

George Asimellis, Aggelos Giannoudakos, and Michael Kompitsas  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 35, pp. 8855-8862 (2006)

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A new technique has been developed for an instant, precise, and accurate wavelength calibration over a wide pixel array for simultaneous, multielement spectral analysis based on an inverse numerical solution to the grating dispersion function. This technique is applicable to multielement analytical applications such as laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), particularly when using high-density gratings in the upper visible and in the near-infrared, where nonmetallic elements are detected. This application overcomes the need to use reference spectra for each window of observation and is tested on a commercially available LIBS instrument.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(070.4790) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spectrum analysis
(120.4140) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Monochromators
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown

Original Manuscript: June 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 28, 2006

George Asimellis, Aggelos Giannoudakos, and Michael Kompitsas, "Accurate wavelength calibration in the near-infrared for multielement analysis without the need for reference spectra," Appl. Opt. 45, 8855-8862 (2006)

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