Determining the energy balance in barrier-discharge Xe2 excilamp by the pressure jump method

E. A. Sosnin, V. A. Panarin, V. S. Skakun, A. A. Pikulev, V. F. Tarasenko

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The energy redistribution in barrier-discharge Xe2 excilamp in various excitation regimes is investigated using the pressure jump method. Analytic expressions are derived for calculating power W dissipated in the excilamp discharge plasma in the form of heat and for calculating total discharge heat power PT spent on heating the excilamp. It is shown that the mechanism of the thermal energy dissipation gradually changes upon an increase in the xenon pressure in the excilamp. The conditions for generating the maximal radiation power of the excilamp are determined. It is shown that the maximum of the average radiation power is attained for an excitation pulse duration of 500 ns and the maximal pulse power is attained for a pulse duration of 100 ns. It is found that the optimal operation regime for the excilamp corresponds to the maximal values of the PT–W difference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1209-1213
Number of pages5
JournalTechnical Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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