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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1951
  • pp: 1006–1010

A Method of Calibrating an Infrared Prism Spectrometer

W. L. ROSS and D. E. LITTLE  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 41, Issue 12, pp. 1006-1010 (1951)

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This calibration method, developed for a Perkin-Elmer Model 12 spectrometer, covers the regions 5 to 15µ (NaCl) and 2 to 5µ (LiF). Standardized techniques lowered the standard deviation of the spectrometer itself to 0.10 cm-1 at 1000 cm-1. The formula Ti = T0+ (ai2 - ν02) is shown to be analogous in form and method of solution to the Hartmann dispersion formula, λi0+(c/d0-di). Thus Hartmann formula techniques have been applied to the calibration equation. Solutions are readily handled on a calculating machine; graphical interpolations are obviated. The results have standard deviation of 0.28 cm-1 at 1000 cm-1.

W. L. ROSS and D. E. LITTLE, "A Method of Calibrating an Infrared Prism Spectrometer," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 41, 1006-1010 (1951)

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