Optimal length of capacitive-discharge and glow-discharge excilamps

A. M. Boichenko, M. V. Erofeev, E. A. Sosnin, V. F. Tarasenko, S. I. Yakovlenko

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The optimal tube length of capacitive-discharge and glow-discharge excimer lamps with ring and circular electrodes of equal radii is considered. It is demonstrated that, at the same potential difference between electrodes and their radii, the ratio of the optimal lengths of the tubes with circular and ring electrodes depends on width L of the ring electrodes. The ratio of the lengths decreases with decreasing L. A relationship between the tube length and radius, the width of ring electrodes, and the minimum voltage at the tube that provide for an approximately uniform glow of the discharge column in the presence of voltage pulses with opposite polarities at the electrodes is derived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)798-806
Number of pages9
JournalLaser Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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