Spectral and energy parameters of multiband barrier-discharge KrBr excilamps

S. M. Avdeev, M. V. Erofeev, V. S. Skakun, E. A. Sosnin, A. I. Suslov, V. F. Tarasenko, D. V. Schitz

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The spectral and energy characteristics of multiband barrier-discharge coaxial KrBr excilamps are studied experimentally at pressures from a few tens of Torr to 0.4 atm. It is shown that an increase in the Br2 concentration reduces the emission intensity of KrBr* molecules with respect to the emission intensity of Br2* molecules and reduces the total emission power of the excilamp. This can be explained by the nonradiative decay of exciplex KrBr* molecules caused by their quenching by molecular bromine. The emission power and efficiency in the Kr : Br 2 = 400 : 1 mixture at a pressure of ∼ 230 Torr and a discharge gap of 8.5 mm were 4.8 W and 2.4 %, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)702-706
Number of pages5
JournalQuantum Electronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


  • Br*
  • Excilamp
  • KrBr*
  • Ultraviolet emission

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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