AuthorKowalski, Brian Keith, 1961-
AdvisorBickel, William S.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe beam-foil source can be developed as an absolute intensity secondary standard light source. A spectrometer and optical system are calibrated using a standard tungsten filament (blackbody) lamp whose intensity calibration is traceable to the National Bureau of Standards. Knowing the number of photons emitted by the lamp, we determine a wavelength dependent system efficiency. By careful comparison of the intensity of spectral lines emitted from the beam-foil source to an appropriate portion of the continuous spectrum emitted from the standard blackbody lamp, the beam-foil source is calibrated over the same region of the spectrum as is the standard lamp. Branching ratios are then used to extend this calibration into the vacuum ultraviolet.
Degree ProgramGraduate College