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Power Conditioning for Flashlamps and Arc Lamps
Author(s): Bart Mass
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Paper Abstract

The lamps used for pumping lasers represent electrical loads which are difficult to drive due to the wide range of impedance presented by the lamp to the driving source. The power conditioning systems used to interface between the lamp and the primary power source are reviewed with an eye toward current practice and trends for the future. We examine a wide range of operating requirements and attempt to characterize various power conditioning systems with regard to the difficulties associated with these requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1986
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0609, Flashlamp Pumped Laser Technology, (30 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966621
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Bart Mass, XMR Inc. (United States)


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

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