Abstract

The wavelengths of 19 spectral lines in the region 253–579 nm emitted by Hg pencil-type lamps were measured by Fourier-transform spectroscopy. Precise calibration of the spectra was obtained with wavelengths of 198Hg as external standards. Our recommended values should be useful as wavelength-calibration standards for moderate-resolution spectrometers at an uncertainty level of 0.0001 nm.

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A. P. Thorne, C. J. Harris, I. Wynne-Jones, R. C. M. Lerner, G. Cox, “A Fourier transform spectrometer for the vacuum ultraviolet: design and performance,” J. Phys. E 20, 54–60 (1987).
[CrossRef]

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J. Blaise, H. Chantrel, “Structures hyperfines de raies du spectre d'arc du mercure et moment quadrupolaire de 201Hg,” J. Phys. Radium 18, 193–200 (1957).
[CrossRef]

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Adams, K. B.

Blaise, J.

J. Blaise, H. Chantrel, “Structures hyperfines de raies du spectre d'arc du mercure et moment quadrupolaire de 201Hg,” J. Phys. Radium 18, 193–200 (1957).
[CrossRef]

Bridges, J. M.

Burns, K.

Chantrel, H.

J. Blaise, H. Chantrel, “Structures hyperfines de raies du spectre d'arc du mercure et moment quadrupolaire de 201Hg,” J. Phys. Radium 18, 193–200 (1957).
[CrossRef]

Cox, G.

A. P. Thorne, C. J. Harris, I. Wynne-Jones, R. C. M. Lerner, G. Cox, “A Fourier transform spectrometer for the vacuum ultraviolet: design and performance,” J. Phys. E 20, 54–60 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Harris, C. J.

A. P. Thorne, C. J. Harris, I. Wynne-Jones, R. C. M. Lerner, G. Cox, “A Fourier transform spectrometer for the vacuum ultraviolet: design and performance,” J. Phys. E 20, 54–60 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Kaufman, V.

Learner, R. C. M.

Lerner, R. C. M.

A. P. Thorne, C. J. Harris, I. Wynne-Jones, R. C. M. Lerner, G. Cox, “A Fourier transform spectrometer for the vacuum ultraviolet: design and performance,” J. Phys. E 20, 54–60 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Longwell, J.

Reader, J.

Sansonetti, C. J.

Thorne, A. P.

R. C. M. Learner, A. P. Thorne, “Wavelength calibration of Fourier-transform emission spectra with applications to Fe i,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 2045–2059 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. P. Thorne, C. J. Harris, I. Wynne-Jones, R. C. M. Lerner, G. Cox, “A Fourier transform spectrometer for the vacuum ultraviolet: design and performance,” J. Phys. E 20, 54–60 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Wynne-Jones, I.

A. P. Thorne, C. J. Harris, I. Wynne-Jones, R. C. M. Lerner, G. Cox, “A Fourier transform spectrometer for the vacuum ultraviolet: design and performance,” J. Phys. E 20, 54–60 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

J. Phys. E

A. P. Thorne, C. J. Harris, I. Wynne-Jones, R. C. M. Lerner, G. Cox, “A Fourier transform spectrometer for the vacuum ultraviolet: design and performance,” J. Phys. E 20, 54–60 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. Radium

J. Blaise, H. Chantrel, “Structures hyperfines de raies du spectre d'arc du mercure et moment quadrupolaire de 201Hg,” J. Phys. Radium 18, 193–200 (1957).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (2)

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Hg pencil-type discharge lamp.

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(a) Spectrum of the 404.6-nm line of natural Hg from a pencil-type lamp at an instrumental resolution of 0.03 cm−1 (0.0005 nm). (b) The same spectrum with the resolution degraded to 1.0 cm−1 (0.016 nm) by convolution with a Gaussian instrumental function.

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Table 1 Results of the Individual Measurements for Hg Pencil-Type Lamps

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Table 2 Recommended Wavelengths (Air) and Wave Numbers (Vacuum) for Selected Hg Spectral Lines Emitted by Pencil-Type Lamps

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Table 3 Comparison of 198Hg Wavelengths Derived from Our High-Resolution Fourier-Transform Spectrum of a Natural-Hg Electrodeless Lamp with the Results Obtained by Kaufman a

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