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Overview Of Flashlamps And Arc Lamps
Author(s): Barry Smith
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Paper Abstract

Pulsed xenon and krypton flashlamps and D.C. krypton arc lamps are universally used as pump sources for solid state lasers. This paper details the electrical, mechanical, and optical design parameters that must be understood to allow optimization of these light sources for specific solid state laser applications of interest. The spectral output characteristics, cooling requirements, and electrical behavior of arc discharge tubes are discussed. Guidelines for the proper choice of lamp seal type, envelope material and size, electrode style, power density, gas, and fill pressure are offerred. Finally, structural and operational parameters that strongly influence lamp lifetime are identified, categorized, and explained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1986
PDF: 41 pages
Proc. SPIE 0609, Flashlamp Pumped Laser Technology, (30 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966620
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Barry Smith, ILC Technology, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0609:
Flashlamp Pumped Laser Technology
Felix Schuda, Editor(s)

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