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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1968
  • pp: 2184–2189

Rapid Scan Spectrometers for the Diagnostics of Transient Plasmas

R. A. Hill  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 7, Issue 11, pp. 2184-2189 (1968)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.7.002184


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Abstract

An observation that a symmetrical configuration of off-axis paraboloidal mirrors produces an excellent image of an extended slit, while an unsymmetrical configuration produces poor images, has led to a modification of the original Sandia rapid scan spectrometer and to the design of a new wide range, rapid scan spectrometer. The new instrument employs a high speed rotating mirror in a Littrow arrangement to obtain a spectral scan speed double that of the original spectrometer; e.g., with a 600-lines/mm grating, a spectral scan speed of ~410 Å/μsec is obtained at 1000 rps. Techniques for obtaining an accurate calibration of the spectral scan speed are described, and some examples of spectra which were recorded from a xenon and a hydrogen plasma are shown.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 24, 1968
Published: November 1, 1968

Citation
R. A. Hill, "Rapid Scan Spectrometers for the Diagnostics of Transient Plasmas," Appl. Opt. 7, 2184-2189 (1968)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-7-11-2184


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