Absolute calibration of a vacuum Czerny-Turner spectrometer in the range 1200-7000 Å

L. Carraro, M. Cortiana, M.E. Puiatti, F. Sattin, P. Scarin, M. Valisa

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The vacuum Czerny-Turner high-resolution spectrometer observing the plasma of the reversed-field-pinch device RFX has been absolutely calibrated in the spectral range 1215-7000 Å, in order to measure the emission spectrum in absolute units, with particular reference to the heliumlike carbon and oxygen ion lines. The source used to calibrate the spectrometer in the vacuum and near-ultraviolet region is a deuterium lamp; its spectral radiance was determined by comparison with the synchrotron radiation of the electron storage ring BESSY, in Berlin. A typical error of 35% has been estimated. In the visible a standard tungsten lamp has been used. The calibration has been transferred to an ultragrazing incidence XUV spectrometer by means of the branching-ratio technique, using the intensity ratio between the intercombination 1s21S-1s2p3P0and the 1s2s3S-1s2p3P0transitions of carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen heliumlike ions. © 1995 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613 - 615
Number of pages3
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


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Carraro, L., Cortiana, M., Puiatti, M. E., Sattin, F., Scarin, P., & Valisa, M. (1995). Absolute calibration of a vacuum Czerny-Turner spectrometer in the range 1200-7000 Å. Review of Scientific Instruments, 66(1), 613 - 615. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1146303