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High-Resolution Observations of the Infrared Spectrum of Neutral Neon



Craig J. Sansonetti, M M. Blackwell, Edward B. Saloman


We have observed the spectrum of neutral neon (Ne I) emitted by a microwave-excited electrodeless discharge lamp with the National Institute of Standards and Technology 2-m Fourier transform spectrometer. The spectra cover the regions 6929 to 11000 with a resolution of 0.01 cm-1 and 11000 to 47589 with a resolution of 0.007 cm-1. We present a line list that includes more than 650 classified lines and provides an accurate and comprehensive description of the infrared spectrum. The response of the Fourier transform spectrometer was determined by using a radiometrically calibrated tungsten strip lamp, providing relative intensities that for moderate to strong lines are accurate to approximately 10% over the entire range of the observations. The identities of many lines that were previously multiply classified are unambiguously resolved.
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
109 No. 3


atomic spectroscopy, Fourier transform spectroscopy, infrared, neon, wavelengths


Sansonetti, C. , Blackwell, M. and Saloman, E. (2004), High-Resolution Observations of the Infrared Spectrum of Neutral Neon, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed June 21, 2024)


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Created September 1, 2004, Updated February 17, 2017