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. However the wavelength assignments are not sensitive to the splicing procedure and the same wavelength calibration can be used for spectra acquired over different extended wavelength ranges.
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. The same is true for the collection of a reference relative irradiance spectrum which is used for estimating spectral response.