Pulsed current-mode supply of dielectric barrier discharge excilamps for the control of the radiated ultraviolet power

Hubert Piquet, Sounil Bhosle, Rafael Diez, Michael V. Erofeev

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UV excimer lamps are efficient narrowband sources of UV radiation with applications in various domains. The issue of controlling the UV emission by means of the power supply associated with such lamps favors pulsed current-controlled generators. After having established the previous statements, we propose a dedicated power converter topology which implements the needed performances. The analysis of the degrees of freedom of this structure shows the capability of this pulsed supply to realize the control of both the pulses' current energy and of the mean power transferred to the lamp. Actual experimental realizations and measurement are presented and the feasibility and the performances of the proposed solutions are established.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5551226
Pages (from-to)2531-2538
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number10 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010



  • Dielectric barrier discharge (DBD)
  • excilamps
  • pulsed current-mode supply
  • UV emission control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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