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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1989
  • pp: 211–213

Solar background rejection by a pressure-broadened atomic resonance filter operating at a Fraunhofer wavelength

J. A. Gelbwachs and M. D. Tabat  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 211-213 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.000211


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Abstract

We have calculated the solar background rejection of the Mg atomic resonance filter operating at the b1 Fraunhofer wavelength (518.4 nm) as a function of the pressure-broadened filter linewidth. For pressure broadening induced by the noble gases the solar background rejection decreases from 93% at a 0.002-nm bandwidth to 82–84% at a 0.02-nm bandwidth. Solar background rejection was insensitive to buffer gas and was optimum for the noble gas with the smallest shift-to-broadening ratio.

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History
Original Manuscript: August 15, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 1988
Published: February 15, 1989

Citation
J. A. Gelbwachs and M. D. Tabat, "Solar background rejection by a pressure-broadened atomic resonance filter operating at a Fraunhofer wavelength," Opt. Lett. 14, 211-213 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-14-4-211


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