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Use of Phosphor Image Plates for Measuring Intensities in Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectra

Published

Author(s)

Gillian Nave, Craig J. Sansonetti, Csilla Szabo, John J. Curry, Darren Smillie

Abstract

We describe the use of phosphor image plates for recording spectra in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) and for determining accurate relative and absolute intensities. We investigated the spatial uniformity, noise level, linearity of the response to VUV light, fading characteristics, saturation characteristics, reproducibility of the image when scanned multiple times, and long-term stability and lifetime of the plates. We find that the plates have a linear intensity response with a dynamic range of more than four orders of magnitude. We also show that they have potential as an absolute detector for VUV radiation.
Citation
Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume
82

Keywords

Ultraviolet spectra, instruments for ultraviolet spectroscopy, Photodetectors

Citation

Nave, G. , Sansonetti, C. , Szabo, C. , Curry, J. and , D. (2011), Use of Phosphor Image Plates for Measuring Intensities in Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectra, Review of Scientific Instruments, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=905893 (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created January 28, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017