krypton lamp

krypton lamp

[′krip·tän ‚lamp]
(electricity)
An arc lamp filled with krypton; one type pierces fog for 1000 feet (300 meters) or more and is used to light airplane runways at night.
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The wavelength calibration is also carried out by splicing many partial spectra from a source like a krypton lamp.
In the case of a CCD array spectrometer, the task of wavelength calibration over an extended wavelength range requires the collection of many partial spectra from a source such as a krypton lamp.