Pulsed UV and VUV excilamps

Victor F. Tarasenko, Mikhail V. Erofeev, Igor D. Kostyrja, Mikhail I. Lomaev, Dmitri V. Rybka

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Emission characteristics of a nanosecond discharge in nitrogen, inert gases and its halogenides without preionization of the gap from an auxiliary source have been investigated. A volume discharge, initiated by an avalanche electron beam (VDIAEB) was realized at pressures up to 12 atm. It has been shown that at VDIAEB excitation no less than 90% energy in the 120-850 nm range is emitted by Xe, Kr, Ar dimers. Xenon spectra in the range 120-850 nm and time-amplitude characteristics have been recorded and analyzed for various excitation regimes. In xenon at pressure of 1.2 atm, the energy of spontaneous radiation in the full solid angle was ∼ 45 mJ/cm3, and the FWHM of a radiation pulse was ∼ 110 ns. The spontaneous radiation power rise in xenon was observed at pressures up to 12 atm. Pulsed power densities of radiation of inert gases halogenides excited by VDIAEB was ∼ 4.5 kW/cm2 at efficiency up to 5.5 %.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventHigh-Power Laser Ablation VII - Taos, NM, United States
Duration: 20 Apr 200824 Apr 2008


OtherHigh-Power Laser Ablation VII
CountryUnited States
CityTaos, NM


  • Excimer and exciplex lamp (excilamp)
  • Volume discharge initiated by an avalanche electron beam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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