Point-like pulse-periodic UV radiation source with a short pulse duration

E. Kh Baksht, V. F. Tarasenko, Yu V. Shut'ko, M. V. Erofeev

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The radiation of discharge plasma was investigated in the nanosecond breakdown of short interelectrode gaps in a nonuniform electric field. Voltage pulses with an incident wave amplitude of ∼10 kV, a FWHM duration of ∼1 ns, and a rise time of ∼200 ps were used. X-ray radiation from the discharge gap was recorded for an interelectrode gap of 0.5 mm, which confirms the generation of runaway electrons in the discharge formation. In the pulse-periodic air breakdown of a 0.5-mm wide gap at atmospheric pressure, the lines of electrode materials and the continuum were shown to make the main contribution to the plasma emission; the highest radiation intensity fell on the 200 - 300 nm region, which accounted for ∼40 % of the total emission energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalQuantum Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Point UV radiation source
  • Pulse-periodic regime
  • Spectral composition of radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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