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Manuscript Title: The FTS Atomic Spectrum Tool (FAST) for rapid analysis of line spectra
Authors: M.P. Ruffoni
Program title: FAST: The FTS Atomic Spectrum Tool
Catalogue identifier: AEOW_v1_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 184(2013)1770
Programming language: C++.
Computer: Intel x86-based systems.
Operating system: Linux/Unix/Windows.
RAM: 8 MB minimum. About 50 MB to 200 MB for a typical analysis.
Keywords: Fourier transform spectroscopy, Laboratory astrophysics, Atomic data, Branching fractions, Transition probabilities, Oscillator strengths.
PACS: 95.30.Ky, 32.30.-r, 32.70.Cs, 32.70.Fw.
Classification: 2.2, 2.3, 21.2.

Nature of problem:
Visualisation of atomic line spectra including the comparison of theoretical line parameters with experimental atomic line profiles. Accurate intensity calibration of experimental spectra, and the determination of observed relative line intensities that are needed for calculating atomic branching fractions and oscillator strengths.

Solution method:
FAST is centred around a graphical interface, where a user may view sets of experimental line profiles and compare them to calculated data (such as from the Kurucz database [1]), predicted line parameters, and/or previously known experimental results. With additional information on the spectral response of the spectrometer, obtained from a calibrated standard light source, FT spectra may be intensity calibrated. In turn, this permits the user to calculate atomic branching fractions and oscillator strengths, and their respective uncertainties.

Running time:
Open ended. Defined by the user.

[1] R. L. Kurucz (2007). URL http://kurucz.harvard.edu/atoms/