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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1966
  • pp: 1275–1279

Determination of the Spectral Emission of Commercial Flashbulbs by Emission Spectrographic Techniques

D. J. Bracco and S. Weisberger  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 8, pp. 1275-1279 (1966)

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The relative energy distributions of the M-2, P-25, AG-1, and M-3 flashbulbs have been determined over the spectral range from 3400 Å to 7600 Å, using a National Bureau of Standards lamp as a spectral standard, and a Jarrell–Ash Ebert-mount spectrograph as a spectroradiometer. From these data and the blackbody radiation function, values for the color temperature of the flashbulbs have been calculated using a computer to derive a least-squares, best-fit value of color temperature.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 3, 1966
Published: August 1, 1966

D. J. Bracco and S. Weisberger, "Determination of the Spectral Emission of Commercial Flashbulbs by Emission Spectrographic Techniques," Appl. Opt. 5, 1275-1279 (1966)

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