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How Does a Spectrometer Work?Part 8

Choosing a Fiber Optic Overview When configuring a spectrometer for a given experiment, one of the commonly overlooked considerations is in choosing the best fiber optic cable. Although there are many different factors...

How Does a Spectrometer Work?Part 6

The Optical Bench Overview As stated in Part 1: The Slit, a spectrometer is an imaging system which maps a plurality of monochromatic images of the entrance slit onto the detector plane. In the past 3 sections, we...

How Does a Spectrometer Work?Part 4

The Detector Overview In the previous sections, we discussed the importance of the entrance slit and the diffraction grating in forming a spectral image of the incident light in the image plane. In traditional...

How Does a Spectrometer Work?Part 2

The Slit Overview A spectrometer is an imaging system which maps a plurality of monochromatic images of the entrance slit onto the detector plane. This slit is critical to the spectrometer’s performance and determines...