Abstract

A Bragg crystal spectrometer that has a quartz crystal elastically bent into a segment of a sphere has been successfully constructed and calibrated. The principal advantage of the spherical surface over a cylindrical surface is an increase of almost 3 orders of magnitude in spectral intensity, with no corresponding loss in resolving power. This optical system also possesses good imaging properties. The precision components used in constructing the spectrometer are inexpensive and readily available.

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