OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • 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)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (777 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



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.

© 1968 Optical Society of America

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

R. A. Hill, "Rapid Scan Spectrometers for the Diagnostics of Transient Plasmas," Appl. Opt. 7, 2184-2189 (1968)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. H. R. Griem, A. C. Kolb, K. Y. Shen, Astrophys. J. 135, 272 (1962). [CrossRef]
  2. H. R. Griem, Plasma Spectroscopy (McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 1964).
  3. R. A. Hill, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiative Trans. 4, 857 (1964); J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiative Trans. 7, 401 (1967). [CrossRef]
  4. R. A. Hill, E. H. Beckner, Appl. Opt. 3, 929 (1964). [CrossRef]
  5. C. Camm, R. L. Taylor, Bull. Amer. Phys. Soc. 10, 1145 (1965).
  6. I. Liberman, C. H. Church, J. A. Asars, Appl. Opt. 6, 279 (1967). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. R. A. Hill, E. H. Beckner, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 54, 572a (1964); R. A. Hill, Appl. Opt. 4, 1593 (1965). [CrossRef]
  8. H. Yoshimura, S. Hamada, S. Shiina, Jap. J. Appl. Phys. 3, 423 (1964). [CrossRef]
  9. N. J. Peacock, J. Cooper, J. R. Greig, Proc. Phys. Soc. London 83, 803 (1964). [CrossRef]
  10. R. A. Hill, R. D. Fellerhoff, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 55, 1586a (1965); Appl. Opt. 5, 1105 (1966). [PubMed]
  11. C. H. Church, L. Gampel, Appl. Opt. 5, 241 (1966). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. R. A. Hill, J. B. Gerardo, Phys. Rev. 162, 45 (1967). [CrossRef]
  13. M. Czerny, A. F. Turner, Z. Phys. 61, 792 (1930). [CrossRef]
  14. W. G. Fastie, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 42, 641 (1952). [CrossRef]
  15. J. P. Chandler, available as Program 66 from Quantum Chemistry Program Exchange, Indiana University.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited