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  • Vol. 49, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1959
  • pp: 1100–1101

Interference Method for Calibration of Recording Spectrographs

RUSSELL A. FISHER  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 49, Issue 11, pp. 1100-1101 (1959)

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A system for the calibration of spectrum records produced by recording spectrographs is described. The method employs as a fiducial scale the recorded interference peaks produced in dispersed white light by a Fabry-Perot etalon and is consequently free of usual systematic calibration errors. Practical details of the method as used for measurements in the infrared with a grating instrument of high resolving power are outlined. Calibration equations are developed for this case and a discussion of factors determining the accuracy of measurement is presented.

RUSSELL A. FISHER, "Interference Method for Calibration of Recording Spectrographs," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 49, 1100-1101 (1959)

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  1. For a review article on recording spectrographs of this class see a report from the U. S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory by C. J. Humphreys, NOL-CORONA, Report 146 (1954).
  2. R. C. Nelson, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 39, 69 (1949).
  3. P. J. Treanor, Monthly Notices, Roy. Astron. Soc. 109, 389 (1949).

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