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Author James, J. F. (John Francis)
Title Spectrograph design fundamentals [electronic resource] / J.F. James.
Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-Knovel    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xii, 191 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A brief history of spectroscopy -- The relevant regions of the electromagnetic spectrum -- Geometrical optics -- Optical aberrations -- Fourier transforms: a brief revision -- Physical optics and diffraction -- The prism spectrograph -- The plane grating spectrograph -- The concave grating spectrograph -- The interference spectrograph -- The multiple spectrometer -- Detectors -- Auxiliary optics -- Optical design -- Mechanical design and construction -- Calibration -- The alignment of a spectrograph -- Appendix 1. Optical aberrations -- Appendix 2. Wavelengths of spectral lines for calibration -- Appendix 3. The evolution of a Fabry-Perot interference spectrograph -- Appendix 4. The common calibration curve in silver halide spectrophotometry.
Summary "In recent years enormous changes have occurred in the field of optical spectrometry. Although the basic optical principles remain unchanged, the design considerations are very different and, in many cases, more demanding. Developments in computer ray-tracing and computer aided design have coped with these extra impositions and have allowed the construction of a new generation of spectrographs. The book covers the general principles of spectrographic design, and the practical and engineering aspects of a broad range of spectrographs and spectrometers. The book deals with materials and methods of construction and includes suggestions for the choice of optical table, the design of slit mechanisms, and adjustable mirror, grating and lens mounts, with suggestions for the alignment and calibration of the finished instrument. This will be a valuable resource for academic researchers, graduate students and professionals in the fields of optics, spectroscopy and optical engineering."--Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Spectrograph -- Design and construction.
Spectrometer -- Design and construction.
Related To Print version: James, J. F. (John Francis). Spectrograph design fundamentals. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007 9780521864633 (DLC) 2007275462 (OCoLC)71808152
Standard No. 162144597 171125731 171140727 271789755 421043951 648197539
ISBN 9780511272431 (electronic bk.)
051127243X (electronic bk.)
9780511275487 (electronic bk.)
051127548X (electronic bk.)
0511274785 (electronic bk.)
9780511274787 (electronic bk.)
0521864631 (Cloth)
9780521864633 (hbk.)
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