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Absorption-line evaluation methods for wavelength standards
Author(s): Changjiang Zhu; Leonard M. Hanssen
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Paper Abstract

Two methods for absorption line (peak) evaluation based on center of gravity (CG) calculations are described and compared using spectra of the NIST standard reference material (SRM) 1921(a) characterization measurements. These methods are (1) calculating the CG of 50% of the absorption line and (2) an extrapolated center of gravity (ECG) method designed to determine the line minimum (peak maximum) location. Important parameters used in both methods are evaluated. The importance of the spectral data spacing on the accuracy of the CG calculation is examined in detail and quantified for the 1921a lines. The effects of the range of data as well as the fitting routine used in the extrapolation process (in the ECG method) on the final line minimum are examined. A comparison of the absorption line values determined from the SRM 1921(a) spectra by the two methods is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3425, Optical Diagnostic Methods for Inorganic Transmissive Materials, (8 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.326657
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Changjiang Zhu, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Leonard M. Hanssen, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3425:
Optical Diagnostic Methods for Inorganic Transmissive Materials
Raju V. Datla; Leonard M. Hanssen, Editor(s)

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