Theoretical and experimental study of the acoustic spectrum of a DBD-driven planar KrCl excilamp

Eduard A. Sosnin, Victor A. Panarin, Aleksei A. Pikulev, Victor F. Tarasenko

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Experiments and theoretical simulation were performed to study the acoustic characteristics of a planar KrCl excilamp driven by a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) with a mixture ratio of Kr:Cl2 = 400:1 at a pressure of 20 kPa. The acoustic spectrum of the excilamp bulb was measured and resonances at 4.96, 5.36, 9.92, 10.8, and 21.6 kHz were detected. The natural frequency of the bulb walls and the acoustic frequency of the gas were calculated. The acoustic energy of the gas was determined depending on the vibration frequency of the bulb walls. Comparison of the experimental and simulation data shows that in the frequency range >10 kHz, acoustic peaks occur at natural frequencies of the gas in the excilamp bulb.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • Plasma Physics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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